Sweet Pancake Medallions

Thursday, March 7, 2013

If you didn't know already, I really do enjoy books. The other day, I ordered 5 more books to read and savor before classes start in another week. I just recieved one of those yesterday - a cookbook!
I can't tell you how excited I was when I reached in the mailbox, wondering which book got in today!
I ordered Sweet Celebrations by the sisters of Georgetown Cupcake...
A cookbook, with a story and a purpose:
To celebrate!
Yesterday I spent a lot of the afternoon brainstorming future parties and get togethers with Camp Pendleton wives I have yet to meet, just so that I can plan the menu with some of these fabulous recipes.
Of course, there are mainly cupcake recipes.. Which I can't wait to try.
I absolutely love cupcakes - Georgetown Cupcake is amazing too!
I am dying to go to their new location in Los Angeles,
I went to their Georgetown/DC location a few times while we lived in Virginia,
and it was simply amazing. Oh my cupcake!!
But the first recipe I decided to make were Greek pancakes.
Tiganites are sweet pancake medallions, and in
Greek tradition they are made when a baby is born..
..No babies here!
I just really wanted pancakes and these seemed fun to try out :)
I also wanted something to put my homemade strawberry-raspberry jam atop of!

The recipe is as follows:
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 c. whole milk
2 large eggs
1/4 c. olive oil {and some for frying}
juice of 1 small lemon {I used a lime}
1/4 c lemon-lime soft drink {I used topo chico with lime juice}
~Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt
~In a seperate bowl, combine the vanilla extract and milk
~Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and mix until well combined
~Seperate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Add the egg yolks to the mixture until just combined
~Lightly beat egg whites into mixture until just combined
~Add 1/4 c. olive oil and the lemon juice/soda to the mixture. Mix until well combined
~Pour additional oil into pan for frying on medium heat
~Ladle the mixture to fry for one minute on each side {until you see bubbles and browning on the sides} then flip
~Place cooked pancakes on plate with a paper towel to absorb the oil
~Sprinkle granulated sugar over the hot pancakes! I also added my homemade raspberry-strawberry jam and they were delicious!

 To end this post I thought I would incorporate our sweet Scruffy!
Here she is begging for some of the pancakes I just made!
While I was frying them, she got out of the backyard again to say hello to our neighbors
She is too sweet and is really how I've met all our neighbors so far!
Each day she has gotten out {because I didn't put her on the yard leash..forgetful me} some of our neighbors were walking around the block and she greeted them..So they called me! Thankfully her new dog tag was one of the first things we got at the store once we moved in.
I'm sure you'll be hearing a lot more about her adventures!


  1. the pancakes look soo good! well done :)


    xx ♥

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