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~A Fancy Pancake Breakfast~

In our home, pancakes are a rare and exceptional treat.  When we do make pancakes, it’s always from scratch and rarely the same recipe. 
This pancake recipe however, may just be our new go-to.  It is THE perfect combo of sweet and sour with its fluffy, moist, and irresistible consistency.  Top it all off with a dollop of Sweet Sour Cream Filling and you’re set.  
I feel it would be a tad cliché to say these pancakes are like ‘a party in your mouth.’  The joyful experience remains indescribable.  So, let’s quit the idle chitchat.  Just try these pancakes and you’ll see exactly what we're raving about.

~Inspired by Food & Wine Annual Cookbook 2011~


2 cups self-rising flour
¼ cup cornmeal
2½ tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs, separated
2 cups sour milk, (2 cups milk plus 1½ tablespoon white vinegar)
½ cup sour cream

Ingredients for Sweet Sour Cream Filling:

1cup sour cream
Zest of ½ lemon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ cup raisins soaked in 1 tablespoon of rum extract
Maple syrup & powdered sugar for garnish

In medium bowl, combine all the ingredients for the Sweet Sour Cream Filling.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  In another large bowl, whisk together sour milk, egg yolks and sour cream.  Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  In a large, clean stainless steel bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry; fold them into the batter.  Make sure to let the batter rest for about 5 minutes before making pancakes.

Heat a large cast-iron skillet, or griddle, with butter.  Drop ¼-cup dollops of batter and cook over moderately high heat.  Cook approximately 2 minutes per side, until golden on each side and fluffy.  Serves about 3 pancakes per person.

To serve, layer each pancake with about a tablespoon of Sweet Sour Cream Filling.  Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Enjoy!!

With Love,


  1. Wow these look scrumptious! I wish I didnt have to watch my cholesterol and get older I would dive right in! Bless you!

  2. My go to is the little jug of Bisquik. These do sound amazing with that rum-raisin cream.

  3. Yes, mam! Let's quit the chitchat :)
    I will definitely try it on this weekend. The pancakes were "due" this weekend but the traditional way. Change of plans, these look way better than what I had in mind :)


  4. wow, those look fantastic! i generally don't even like pancakes all that much, but those look absolutely irresistable!

  5. These look great. I will have to give them a try. I love pancakes but just don't make them often enough!

  6. Pancakes are one of my most favorites for cool fall and cold winter mornings. :)

    Never would have thought of the sour cream in them, though. Sounds interesting. :)

  7. Your description says it all!Just mouthwatering!!!Blessings,dear!

  8. Totalmente una delicia,me encanta la pnta que le ha quedado!!!
    Un Besote

  9. A delicious cake indeed. Mouthwatering and well presented too.

  10. a fancy breakfast indeed:) they look delicious! thanks for sharing!

  11. so gorgeous, a fantastic treat ! have a good weekend Catherine, a hug...

  12. This for breakfast really is fancy!!
    Looks so delicious!!

  13. rum, raisin and maple syrup? You're certainly ticking all the boxes with this recipe. I love it.

  14. Soooooooooo yammmi!so it s on ,,to do,, list!!!Have a nice day my dear!!!!

  15. Sour Cream? Catherine, you just said the sweetest word - sour cream. I'm crazy for sour cream in any dessert or food. I must try this..bookmarking it. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I am drooling all over my keyboard!! OH, these look sooooo delicious!! Thank you, Catherine! blessings ~ tanna

  17. OMG! These look unbelievably delicious. Your photo of them is wonderful and they beg to be tried. What a fantastic way to start the day.
    Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  18. This sounds amazing, especially with the sour cream filling! What a decadent treat.

  19. Looks lovely...though I think I would find it a little rich for breakfast

  20. Pancakes for breakfast are a rare occurrence around here also but are always a treat! Love the sound of these!


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