How about Carrie’s Best Ever Homemade Pancakes from my good friend, romance author Marci Boudreaux? I've made these and they are marvelous. Take it away, Marci!
Widow Carrie Gable, the heroine in Unforgettable You, has taken over the role of caregiver for her ailing mother-in-law Doreen. Determined the keep the woman in her family home for as long as possible, Carrie has agreed to board several movie stars who are filming in her small town. Though resentful of the demands placed upon her, Carrie does her best to abide by the wishes of her guests, even when she finds them over the top.
When health conscious starlet Juliet Ramirez insists that her hostess stop tempting her with fried meat and eggs at breakfast, Carrie agrees but refuses to remove her signature pancakes off the menu because, as she insists, serving breakfast without pancakes goes against everything she’s ever learned about being a good hostess.
Carrie’s Best Ever Homemade Pancakes
2 cup white flour
1 cup wheat flour
5 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. sugar
1 ½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cinnamon
2 ½ cups milk
2 ½ tsp. white vinegar
6 tbsp. melted butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Fresh fruit can be added if desired. Frozen fruit can change the texture of the batter, fresh is better.
Mix vinegar and milk together and set aside for five minutes to sour. (2 ½ C buttermilk can be used in place of soured milk.)
Whisk dry ingredients together into large bowl.
In separate bowl, mix eggs, soured milk, and vanilla. Slowly mix in cooled melted butter.
Add liquid mixture to dry mixture and whisk until combined. Fold in fruit if desired.
Pour ¼ cup portions onto hot griddle lightly coated with cooking spray. Flip with spatula once edges brown.
Serve hot with your favorite syrup.
Here's a little from Unforgettable You for your reading pleasure.
Desperate to keep her ailing mother-in-law Doreen in the family home, Carrie Gable agrees to board a few of Hollywood’s elite actors. Despite her resentment of their demands, she can’t stop her attraction to actor Will Walker.
Will, out to save his failing career, agrees to a project that bores him. The more time he spends with his egotistical co-stars, the more drawn he is to their hostess. Long nights talking with Carrie make him realize he wants a simpler life, but his ties to L.A. refuse to let him go.
The temptation to regain stardom pulls Will in one direction while the obligation to family tugs Carrie in another. Against all odds, the couple struggles for a solution to save their new found happiness.
To read an excerpt from Unforgettable You, please click HERE.
Check out the trailer for Unforgettable You HERE.
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I'll be back Monday with with the Queen of Hot Jan Springer. Until then...
Please pass the syrup!
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