Bev Heinecke of San Anselmo, California, writes: “Many of our favorite family recipes come from my mother-in-law, Hannah, who was a wonderful cook. When my sons were younger I made her chocolate macaroons and pancakes all the time. I don’t make them quite as often as I used to, but they’re still a hit with my husband.” The fluffy texture of these tender pancakes comes from folding beaten egg whites into the batter.
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Additional melted butter
- 4 large eggs, separated
- Pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) or more unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups whole milk
- Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in large bowl to blend. Whisk milk and egg yolks in medium bowl to blend. Whisk milk mixture into dry ingredients. Add 2 tablespoons melted butter and whisk until batter is smooth.
- Beat egg whites in another medium bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff but not dry. Fold whites into batter in 2 additions. Heat nonstick griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Brush generously with additional melted butter. For each pancake, fill 1/4 cup measuring cup half full and drop batter onto griddle. Cook pancakes until bottoms are brown, about 3 minutes. Using spatula, turn pancakes over and cook until bottoms are brown and pancakes are cooked through, about 2 minutes. Transfer to plates. Serve warm with syrup.