Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Masa flour --Pancakes!


The kids said these were great-- and very filling! They were not able to eat the same quantity as they normally do if DH fixes pancakes with white flour! These are dense, yet fluffy and moist and as you know per N.T., masa flour has been pre-soaked in lime water! Double yummy!

And remember to half my recipe if you have a normal-sized family, unless you want to freeze up the extras! :-)

4 cups masa flour
1 1/2 T baking powder
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
1/2 cup cane sugar (or 3/4 cup if you plan to serve with just fruit)
3 eggs
1/2 cup olive oil (or other fat)
4 cups milk
2 1/2 cups water
(you could use all water to keep this more frugal and/or milk powder and water or even go half and half/ also this flour soaks up the liquid so you may find that you have to whisk in a little more to keep it thin enough)

Scoop onto medium temp griddle and cook like pancakes!
Serve with syrup or fruit or other!

6 comments:

Organized Nutrition said...

DONNA!!!
Do you grind your own Masa (corn) flour? and how do you go about soaking it... ??? (maybe I missed this in a past post huh????)
THANKS doll!!!!

Donna said...

I'll email you about this Denai!

Joy said...

Ok these look really good and I am with Denai do you soak this too?
Joy

Donna said...

If you buy "Masa flour" it has been pre-soaked in lime water!

When you look on the bag of Masa, you will see ingredients as Corn,Lime.... they soak the corn in lime water before they grind it.

Or you can grind your own and soak it yourself as per N.T. - I do it with grits/polenta.

On the "comments" on this link; I told how to soak ground corn as per N.T.
http://momsfrugal.blogspot.com/2008/09/mondays-menu.html

nonnahsMama said...

I bought masa flour (for the 1st time) specifically for making your masa porridge. So we tried it, the kids didn't like it, and I wasn't too fond of the ultra-smooth texture either:(

Hmmmm, what else to do with the rest of the masa flour....

So I thought I'd try your masa pancakes.... And WOW!!! I am totally loving them! My 12 year old said "something tastes funny" in them, but I think they are wonderful! I would make these just for me any ol' day:-D

One note to those who haven't made them before: they tend to stick in the pan pretty bad. I had to heavily grease my stainless pan. Also, they take longer to cook than a traditional pancake, like up to 5 minutes on the 1st side, then maybe 2 or 3 on the flip. ;)

Donna said...

nonnah'sMama,

Sorry you didn't like the porridge but glad you can make use of it with these. I have a couple other recipes using masa flour on here somewhere; one is muffins, another is little griddle cakes to eat with beans and things like that :)

You can also sub out small portions of other flours with this to use it up and smuggle it in :)

Blessings and thanks for the tips!