It’s pretty crazy, but it has actually been a year since I started inundating your inboxes with pure sugar overload. Eighty-eight posts later and I am still just as obsessed with all things dessert. At least my photography has improved (I hope). I started this site as a space to share my love for baking and I have been able to connect with so many talented bloggers along the way.
The first year of this blog has definitely been a lot of trial and error. I had absolutely no experience with photography when I started last September, but I am learning as I go and having a lot of fun in the meantime. Who knew that food photography could be so complicated?!
When I hit publish on my first post, I had no idea if anyone would ever even read my blog. The outpouring of kind comments and enthusiasm has been overwhelming. THANK YOU for continuously reading and bearing with me as I figure this whole blogging thing out! It seriously means so much to me.
I knew my one year blogiversary was cause for serious celebration and contemplated baking a cake for a split second, but why make a cake when you can inhale a massive stack of M&M pancakes?? My boyfriend and I have a tradition where we make each other M&M pancakes for every birthday breakfast, so it seemed like a fitting way to celebrate the first birthday of my blog. And really, it meant that I got to eat M&M pancakes even though it was neither of our birthdays! If you haven’t yet found a great homemade pancake recipe, this is the one. I have used it for years and it yields perfectly fluffy pancakes every. single. time. Add whatever you want to it, but if you ask me, M&M’s are the only way to go.
Yield: About 5 5-6″ pancakes
1 cup all-purpose flour or white whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1 cup milk (skim or other)
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
Combine all ingredients except the butter in a medium sized bowl. Whisk until just combined. You do not want to over mix. Whisk in melted butter, again just until combined. Heat a skillet and add about one ladle full to the pan per pancake. Once bubbles start to form, sprinkle m&m’s on top and flip. Continue to cook for 1-2 minutes and then remove pancakes. Serve immediately.