Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A sweet accompaniment to pork

Gingerbread Pancakes
Breakfast isn't just for breakfast, you know. The day-starter can also be a day-ender. Several years ago, we ran across these in Rhode Island at a place called Jiggers Cafe.

1 cup hot coffee
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 /4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, stir the coffee and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Beat in the egg and butter. In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients, then stir the dry mix into the "wet" bowl until just blended. Don't overmix; it makes you pancakes tough.Cook on a hot griddle.(If you must have a dinnertime feel, these pancakes make a great base for spicy pulled pork barbecue.