This was my first attempt to make pancakes without a recipe. It was decent but landed more in the fail column than in the win column. I wanted them to come out a bit on the thicker side so I was afraid to add too much liquid and in the end they turned out half an inch thick. Definitely were not bad though.
I wanted to show you how I cook my pancakes on my garage sales finds.
This is my beautiful cast iron skillet (I love it so much I should give it a name. I think I'll call it Vera. Firefly, anyone?). As I have mentioned before, I got this baby at a garage sale for $1! Find of the century for me. I had been wanting one for so long and even looked to buy one new but they were about $20 - $30. For something that I wasn't 100% sure I would ever need, I didn't think it was worth the price so I continued to look at garage sales until one day the garage sale gods smiled down on me. Now, while I love Vera and she makes great pancakes, she only makes one at a time. And me, I'm a multi-tasker. I don't do one thing at once hardly ever. Luckily I made another garage sale find that fixed this problem.
When I first started coming over to my boyfriend's house, I noticed one day that his mom had a cast iron griddle that sat upon two burners. I thought this was one of the most genius inventions ever and immediately wanted one. Could I find one? Of course not. I looked for months and then one random day, this showed up at a garage sale. It only sits across one burner but it lets me cook two pancakes at a time which means, combined with Vera, I can make THREE pancakes at once! Score!
What are your thoughts on cast iron? I personally think it is the most amazing, incredible equipment I have ever used.