Beer Pancakes with honey Lemon Butter Recipe - ImpatientFoodie.com Vegetarian

Beer Pancakes With Honey Lemon Butter

I may or may not have once left a child that I was looking after with some friends, only to have them feed her pancakes made out of left over beer. To protect myself and people involved, I will not name said child or said friends, nor will I confirm or deny that this actually happened…but seriously, if you can find another babysitter that would probably be a good idea.[peekaboo_content]

That said, I have to report that using left over, flat beer to make your pancakes is kind of genius and delicious. (Also, can we say it’s eco-friendly because otherwise you would just throw that flat, tepid, useless beer away? No? Doesn’t fly at all? OK. It was worth a shot.)

I was expressing my disappointment in my friend’s childcare skills as I was eating a beer pancake, so my reprimand when something like this:

Guys, I leave for a 30 minute run and the kid is consuming beer. Are you guys for real? I mean, couldn’t you just have gone out to the store? It’s literally a 4-minute walk away. What kind of person feeds a small child beer panca…Oh damn, these are kind of good. Wait. Give me another one. But look, I am really disappointed though.”

So next time you have left over beer and you’re too lazy to go to the store to get the necessary ingredients, consider making these. And my friends assured me that they are A-OK for child consumption because the booze gets cooked off, so let’s go with that. Beer pancakes the whole family can enjoy. Good morning/Cheers!

Beer Pancakes With Honey Lemon Butter

Ingredients

1 ½ CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
1/4 CUP WHITE SUGAR
1 TSP BAKING POWDER
1 TSP SALT
1 EGG, BEATEN
1 CUP BEER, ANY KIND
2 TBSP BUTTER, MELTED, PLUS MORE FOR FRYING

For the Honey Lemon Butter:
¼ CUP SOFTENED BUTTER (1/2 STICK)
¼ CUP HONEY
ZEST OF 1 LEMON
PINCH OF FLAKY SALT, SUCH AS MALDON

 

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add in beaten egg, beer, and melted butter and whisk until combined.
  3. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Melt a small slice of butter.
  4. Spoon about 1/4 of a cup of batter into a small circle onto the pan, for each pancake. When it begins to show bubbles, flip and then cook until browned on the other side.

Note: Don’t worry if your first pancake or two don’t turn out right, it seems to be a Universal truth for everyone, no matter their experience in the kitchen. Consider it a sacrifice to the pancake Gods.

For the Honey Lemon Butter:

  1. Mix together by hand, or with a stand or hand mixer or food processor. Can use right away, or wrap in saran to form a log and refrigerate or freeze.

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