The other morning, as I was rushing around the silent house getting ready for work, I decided to be a really nice mom and make a batch of pancakes for the kids to eat when they woke up.
We use the packaged pancake mix (I only make them from scratch in a pinch). Unfortunately, we don't use the package up fast enough, so it seems we always get those itty bitty little larva like bugs in it. I've started keeping the box in the freezer, so no matter how long it takes us to use up the mix, I don't have to worry about those nasty little bugs. Works like a charm!
So there I was, I mixed up some batter, poured it on the griddle and busied myself with scrambling some eggs and making a sandwich for my lunch later. Multi-tasker, that's me.
Soon it was time to flip...but the pancakes looked weird. They were unusually flat, and not browning like they should. I threw the first batch in the garbage. I thought maybe I didn't have the griddle hot enough or maybe the mix had been frozen too long and just wasn't going to "fluff" up at all.
And then it hit me.
Like a ton of bricks it hit me.
I had used regular ol' flour and milk. No wonder they didn't rise! I dumped the rest of the batter and did it over properly with the pancake mix. It worked beautifully the second time, go figure.
I'm just glad the kids weren't around to see my gaffe.
Any cooking blunders you care to admit to?