What do you look forward to about weekends? For me it’s pancakes. Every Saturday is “pancake day” and on Sundays we use our griddle to make bacon-potato-red pepper hash. YUM!
Our Presto Griddle is a workhorse. I’m buried in snow here in New England, so what better way to cheer up than share my love of pancakes. Plus, tomorrow is the start of Lent! (When folks often give up rich foods like pancakes.) Today we are giving away a beautiful Presto Griddle worth about $50.
Enter to win a Presto Griddle below.
How to enter to win
1. Check out the griddle here.
2. Come back to this page and comment with how this griddle will help you and what you’d use it for.
3. One lucky winner (and two runner ups) will be selected Friday, February 20, 2015!
I made a quick video telling you why I love my Presto griddle so much.
We can fit four large pancakes easily onto our griddle, or a couple of pancakes and stripes of bacon. We also use it to make a big batch of scrambled eggs – it can hold 8 eggs no prob. You wouldn’t believe how much toddlers can eat! It has a drip drawer to catch bacon grease, though you can also just put a dish under the hole. The griddle is slightly slanted so the grease runs off.
The other thing I really, really like about my griddle is that it never burns pancakes. Set it to 325 and your pancakes will not burn -assuming you don’t leave them on five minutes.
These babies cook QUICK! Start to finish, I can get pancakes on the table in 15 minutes. And 12 minutes of that is making the batter cause we make them from scratch.
My pancake recipe (feeds two adults and two toddlers)
This is how we make pancakes every Saturday. Do the steps in order to minimize the screams of hungry children.
- Plug in griddle to 325.
- Cut 3 Tbsps of butter off the stick and place in a metal measuring cup. Place measuring cup on griddle to melt butter.
- Pour 1.5 cups of milk into a 2-cup measuring cup.
- Crack two eggs into the milk and stir. When butter is melted, stir it in.
Now grab a large mixing bowl for the dry ingredients.
- Add 1.5 cups flour.
- Add 3 Tbsp sugar.
- Add 1/2 tsp salt.
- Add 1 3/4 tsp baking powder.
Stir dry ingredients together, then all at once add in your milk-eggs-butter combo. Stir until just all the big flour lumps are gone. It’s ok to leave some of the small lumps as they will dissolve. If you stir too much, the pancakes will get tough. This recipe doubles nicely.
By this time, your griddle should be right at temperature, so pour 1/4 cup of batter on the griddle and put syrup on the table!