Best Whole Wheat Pancakes

Whole Wheat PancakesHere is a great recipe for some really good and easy whole wheat pancakes. They are light and delicious. Whip up a batch for your next Sunday morning breakfast. They whole family will love them.
Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 3 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 2 eggs

Directions
Pour the 1 Tablespoon vinegar into a small bowl. Add the cup of milk to it. Let set for 10 min.
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, add oil, eggs and milk and vinegar mixture. Mix just until blended.
Pour pancakes onto a hot greased griddle. When first side is brown, flip to other side and brown.
Serve with butter and syrup or your favorite pancake toppings.

Garlic Balsamic Reduction Sauce

Balsamic Reduction Sauce


I have been attempting to perfect balsamic reduction sauce. I finally made one yesterday that I am quite pleased
with. My first attempt at making a balsamic reduction sauce resulted in a caramelized lump of goo. My second attempt was better, but not quite right. I decided that I needed a double boiler. So I ordered this one from Amazon and when it arrived I tried again. The double boiler and the brand of vinegar seem to be key to the success of the sauce. After a few tries, I am quite happy with yesterday’s result. On my first couple of attempts I used balsamic vinegar from Trader Joe’s. It was much too tart and I needed to add some brown sugar to it. Next I tried it with Bertolli balsamic vinegar. It was perfect with no added sugar. This sauce is excellent on vegetables, stir fry or meat. I will be making it again and again, trying different combinations of herbs and spices. Here is my recipe:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Bertolli balsamic vinegar
  • 4 to 6 cloves of garlic, crushed or minced

Directions
Pour the vinegar and garlic in the top pan of a double boiler. Fill the lower pan of double boiler with water and bring to a boil. Gently simmer the vinegar and garlic for about 45 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup. Do not let the vinegar boil hard. Let cool and enjoy.

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Best Almond Biscotti

Nothing is better with a cup of coffee than biscotti. I have always been a bit afraid of making it. Not sure why, just thought it would be hard to make. I found a recipe on All Recipes and decided to try it. Not only is it delicious, but so easy to make. I revised the recipe and made mine almond flavored. Next I want to add cocoa and try chocolate and after that maybe orange flavoring and craisins. If you have been hesitant to make biscotti, try this recipe, you can’t fail.

Almond Biscotti


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon almond flavoring
  • 1 cup slivered almond (roasting adds flavor)

Directions
In a medium bowl beat the eggs, oil, sugar and almond flavoring. Combine the flour and baking powder. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture just until it forms a heavy dough. Do not overwork, it just needs to hold together. Divide the dough in half. Roll each piece into a log as long as the cookie sheet. Place it on a greased cookie sheet and then press down until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Square up the edges on much as possible. Repeat with the other half on another cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and when cool enough to handle use a pizza cutter and cut into 1/2 to 1 inch widths (as you can see from the picture I sliced mine a bit wider than the suggested 1/2″). Turn the slices on their side and return to oven for 8 minutes then remove from oven and turn on other side and bake another 8 minutes. Slices will be lightly toasted but still somewhat soft. Delicious!

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