Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pancake Tuesday Sweet Potatoe Cakes

One of my fondest memories is of the Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway. My folks took us there to have Sweet Potato Pancakes. It was the most wonderful little cafe. Narrow and small with great food. Joel fell in love with Grits and I with Pancakes.

If you take a humble (but large) sweet potato and bake it for 45 minutes, you will have the beginning of something magical. True love has never started so easily.

Peel and mash it with:
 2 TB honey
1 tea cinnamon
1/2 tea fresh grated nutmeg

Set aside to cool.

 2 3/4 cup flour
1 tea salt
5 Tb plus 1 1/2 tea sugar
1 1/2 tea baking powder
3/4 tea baking soda

Whisk in another bowl:
3 cup buttermilk
3 eggs
2 Tb melted butter

Whisk wet into dry. Then add sweet potato mixture. Let batter stand for 1 hour. That is the only hard part!!

Heat a skillet over medium heat and scoop 1/3 cup at a time. Cook till bubbly.

Light and fluffy..no not fluffy but tender! Joel says, "Fantastic and Amazing!"

A perfect southern breakfast..eggs, sweet potato hash, peppered bacon, sweet potato pancakes..and yes we had grits too!!


Amber Walker said...

What beautiful pictures. I will have to try as my family eats pancakes at least once a week.

Virginia Taylors said...

We have pancakes at least once if not more. We love them!! So many possibilities!

Susan said...

Yum, Virginia! I had these in Charleston but never thought of making them myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

P&J(or one or the other) said...

Found your recipe on pinterest, which is just awesome because we used to live in Blacksburg and have been to Mabry Mill a few times. Anyway, I have a couple questions. How big of a sweet potato did you use, and are the baking powder and baking soda in teaspoons or tablespoons? Thanks!

Virginia Taylors said...

Susan..I hope you try these. They are wonderful.

P, Sorry about those type O's! I made the corrections...teaspoons for the soda and powder and a large spud. We hail from Radford!!

P&J(or one or the other) said...

Thank you! We'll be having these for dinner tonight :)

We live in Ohio now, but we loved it in Blacksburg. We'd like to end up somewhere in that area for good, eventually!