Last Friday was my birthday. I had hoped to go out of town, but I had an errand come up that needed to be done sooner than later. I ended up staying local and finishing my errand in the morning.
I went to a movie, walked around an older, historic part of town, went window shopping, and ate a delicious, chocolate cupcake. I also bought a pretty necklace.
That evening, I went to dinner with some friends at an Ethiopian restaurant. I have only eaten Ethiopian food a few times, but it's fun. An assortment of meats and vegetables come out on a tray. Everyone eats with thin, airy, and flat bread from the same tray. The flavors are warm and spicy.
I also received many wonderful messages and calls from friends and family. There is nothing like a birthday to make you feel loved.
This peanut butter pancake recipe came from another blog called recipe girl. It is packed full of peanut butter flavor. I added Butterfinger baking bits. I also doubled the recipe.
The ingredients are 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon white sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup buttermilk, 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup Butterfinger baking bits.
I whisked together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In another bowl, I whisked together the buttermilk, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla.
I poured the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture. I whisked the batter together.
I added the Butterfinger baking bits into the mix and stirred.
I greased a hot skillet. I added a fourth to a third of a cup of batter to the skillet. The batter was very thick. I probably should have added more buttermilk.
I cooked the pancakes until the edges looked drier and bubbled formed in the center of the cakes. I flipped and cooked the other side of the pancakes for a few minutes.
I am in the habit of eating greek yogurt on my pancakes.
These were substantial, thick, and hearty pancakes.
They had a pronounced and delectable peanut butter flavor.
The texture was fluffy and tender. The baking bits were crunchy, sweet, and chocolaty.
These were nutty, soft, and toothsome. This is a good pancake recipe, and the Butterfinger baking bits made the pancakes extra special and a little decadent.