Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Homemade Pancakes





I’m a pancake lover, how about you? I’m here to let you know when I read a post from Mike Yukon, over at Living Prepared  on his Pearled Barley Pancake recipe; I had to ask him how his pancakes tasted. I even asked if kids would like the pancakes.  Mike responded; his neighbors liked them, and he thought kids would like them too.

Mike took pearled barley grain and milled the grain to make flour.  He added ingredients like water, baking soda, sugar, and salt to make the pancake batter.  Because I asked Mike a question on how his pancakes tasted, he contacted me through e-mail, and offered to send me some of his freshly milled flour inside his pancake mix.  I took Mike up on his offer, and several days later I received a package.  

Inside this package were two packets, one containing Pearled Barley Pancake Mix, and the other containing Whole Wheat and Barley Pancake Mix.  I was excited about receiving this package and had to make the pancakes, and send Mike a return e-mail on what I thought of his fresh milled flour and pancakes.
 

After mixing up the batter, and cooking the pancakes in a frying pan on the stove, Bulldog Man and I tried both types of pancake mixes. We loved both types of pancakes; however, our favorite was the Whole Wheat and Barley mix.  I e-mailed Mike pictures of the pancakes, and our thoughts.

Pearled Barley Pancake

Whole Wheat and Barley Pancake


Mike, you’re right, once you mill your own flour, you won’t want to go back to the prepackaged flour.  Now, I’m going to have to make sure to put getting a mill on the top of our prepared list of tools to purchase.

If you haven’t already visited Mike’s Blog, please go check his Blog out.  The Living Prepared Blog is about being self reliant and prepared.  Mike’s Blog is a great blog to use as a resource.
 



16 comments:

  1. Yes, I agree has a great blog with very clear instructions & is a great resource!

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    1. DFW,

      Yes Mike does provide very clear instructions on his posts.
      We used his blog on making a water filtration system to make our water filter.

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  2. Nice idea. I tried acorn flour a couple years ago but never could really get enough to do much with. I will check out his blog too. Male preparedness blogs are too few these days.

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    1. PP,

      Yes it is a nice idea. You'll enjoy his blog!

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    2. PP - check out his blog - it will be well worth your time!

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  3. I love pancakes ... plain, buckwheat, sourdough, whole wheat, you name it. Pancakes are good. :)

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    1. Rev. Paul,

      Amen!!!! I love pancakes too.

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  4. Sweet Sandy - it is 10 to 4 in the A.M., i can't sleep and THE VERY LAST THING i needed to see was a post on pancakes. you should feel terribly, terribly bad.

    or you should git yer butt up here and make me some pancakes!!!

    i think i found Mike through your blog and yes - he is an awesome guy with much info to share.

    sending lots of love and hugs, your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber,

      Sorry sweetie, I don't feel terrible......it's pay back from all the delicious looking food you post bahahahahahahah!!!!

      Yes, Mike is an awesome guy with a great blog.

      Sending lots of love and hugs to you both,
      Your Friend,
      Sandy

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  5. I love pancakes, especially with a good serving of bacon and some good cane syrup.

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    1. Duke,

      These pancakes were to die for. Once you've tried them with your own milled flour, you won't want to go back to the prepackaged mixes.

      Good bacon, yes.......... to get that we have to go over to Carolyn's blog at Krazo Acres she's got pork!!!

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  6. Oh great recipes and I have never milled my own flour I am sure it is wonderful. Hug B

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    1. B,

      Yes really good recipes! I've not yet milled my own flour but after tasting this flour from Mike, I'm going to have to start soon.

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  7. Sandy, thanks for all the kind words and I knew you'd love the pancakes. Just goes to show that you can have meaningful long term food storage that you also use everyday. As soon as I can find a campfire or camp stove waffle iron I'll try making waffles.

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    1. Mike,

      Yes we love the pancakes with milled flour. So now we've placed a mill on the top of our preparation list to purchase in the near future.

      The waffle iron's are a little pricey and hard to find but great to use when camping.

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  8. The pancakes sound terrific! I like his idea to try waffles.

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