Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Sausage Pancakes + an ode to the internet

pancakes!

I’ve been using the internet for a long time now. Probably since I was around 10 years old, when my dad helped me sign up for my first email account. That day, my parents warned me of the dangers of the web. I was told to never use my real name and to never chat with anyone I didn’t know.

When I started my blog, back in 2008, I still looked at the internet that way. A cold, impersonal place. A place to read the news and check email. Then, people started commenting. I started finding other blogs. Blogs filled with beautiful words, personal stories, pictures, names. Suddenly, the internet felt friendly, warm. It wasn’t a solitary activity anymore, it was all about interaction and sharing.

pancakes!

I could have never imagined back then I’d meet really good friends through twitter. I couldn’t have imagined that I’d find my passion through blogging, that I’d be speaking at a blogging conference only 2 1/2 years later. (Yes! I’m speaking at Blogher Food 2011! Will you be there? Let me know!)

It’s crazy, but the internet, and blogging have quite literally changed my life. Without it, I wouldn't have had an outlet for my creativity, that lead to my renewed passion for photography. I wouldn't have some of the friends I have now, as we live in different parts of the world.
And for that, I am thankful.

This recipe? It comes from another internet friend, Elisabeth. She posted about this ages ago and I’ve been making them since. It’s not so much a recipe as it is a suggestion, an idea. Sausage IN your pancakes, instead of beside them. It’s pretty awesome. I’m including my favorite pancake recipe, but if you already have a fave, just add sausage!

pancakes!

Near Perfection Pancakes

1 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbs sugar
1 egg, beaten
3 tbs melted butter
1 cup milk (buttermilk is fantastic)
breakfast sausage, cooked & crumbled

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a medium bowl, whisk to combine. Add egg & butter, stir lightly. Add milk and whisk - not too much, it’ll make your pancakes rubbery.

Heat about half a tablespoon of butter a frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/3 cup for each pancake. Add sausage to the top, before flipping. Brown both sides. Top with maple syrup & enjoy!

70 comments:

  1. mmm these look so perfect, i just made waffles this morning but i will definitely have to try these out soon too!

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  2. These look very interesting.I am always looking for new and different variations of favorite foods.

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  3. Fabulous pancakes!

    So cool that you're speaking at Blogher. I wish I could attend.

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  4. I completely understand what you mean. I was taught that the internet was a dangerous place but honestly I have met many of my now best friends through blogging. And while bad things can happen, if you set yourself up right, you can protect yourself from the bad that is out there.

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  5. I learned of the internet in that way too. It was a place to play games and MSN with my closest friends. Never did I dare to consider sharing my whole name, age, location or any of that stuff. I suppose I still have a little bit of that in me, but what a wonderful place it's become. I'm so thrilled to be speaking alongside you at BlogHer Food, Hannah. Meeting you has been one of the great joys of the internet (and in person will be just *that* much better!).

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  6. Congrats on speaking at Blogher Food! Very deserving, you are extremely talented. This recipe looks/sounds awesome. I love it that the sausage is IN your pancake, genius!

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  7. Congratulations! What a wonderful journey. I'll be at Blogher Food. Looking forward to connecting, Hannah.

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  8. Oh no way! Sausage in pancakes! Amazing!

    Oh man I so wish I could attend the Blogher conference!! Wishing you all the best!

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  9. I love the idea! Sausages in pancakes, so perfect!

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  10. I always love when there is a little leftover pancake syrup to dip my sausages in. Never occurred to me to actually put the sausages in the pancakes in the firs place... totally inspired!
    Gorgeous photos as always:)
    -E

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  11. Beautiful Hannah! You are one of the people I am very thankful to have met through food blogging. I feel the same way you do about the Internet--Starting my own blog was the "home" I needed to pursue my creative passions of cooking, writing and photography. The people I've met have been wonderful and I am so happy to have made new friends.

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  12. OMG, you had me at hello- or rather sausage pancakes. Pancakes and sausage combined make me a very happy girl.

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  13. First of all, congrats on speaking at BH! I so wish I could attend this year... but it's just not going to be possible.

    Isn't it amazing the relationships we've built over the web? It's remarkable... and I am so thankful for it.

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  14. So true about the web. I love how many relationships it can bring about and the community-like feel. Congrats on the guest speaker opportunity, wish I could make it!

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  15. Sausage in pancakes - wow! I am always looking for new and different variations.

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  16. Those are terrific and must be extremely scrummy! An awesome idea.

    The web is a fabulous place where one can meet different people and good friends.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  17. I love you, girlie! I couldn't be happier that social media brought us together and that BlogHer Food is going to bring us to Atlanta. Lovely post, photos are gorgeous as ever :)

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  18. I too thought 'no way' at first, but now I've read the recipe a second time it is beginning to make sense and make me curious to try it! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Absolutely brilliant! I always love when my bacon or sausage gets "accidentally" doused with maple syrup, so I can imagine how good this must taste. I'm so excited for you to speak at BlogHer Food. So cool! I wish I could be there.

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  20. What a nice observation. The internet has become more "warm" over the years, hasn't it? I love the taste of syrup with sausage and this recipe sounds like a perfect weekend indulgence.

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  21. Congrats on your speaking engagement! Very exciting. Blogging has changed so many lives and made us so many new friends around the world. That's the best part!
    Those sausage pancakes are going on my make soon list! They look delish!

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  22. Congratulations Hannah!!!! Thanks for sharing your happyness with us!!!!

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  23. holy hell that looks so good...... i might have to try this next sunday.
    thanks :)

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  24. I actually feel more at home here in cyberspace than I do walking around downtown....

    lovely recipe btw

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  25. love your photography. all your pictures are amazing!!!

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  26. I think I'll give this a try in my waffle maker.

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  27. What a great idea to mix the sausage in with the pancakes! Yumm!

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  28. Your images are beautiful. They always have such a calming effect on me. Your blog is one of my faves.

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  29. THOSE LOOK SO GOOD. I love sasuage and pancakes as well, I will definately have to try this one :)

    Holden @ SUGARbijoux

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  30. I remember having that same talk with my parents ages ago...when I was still using *prodigy*!!! These pancakes sound like something my husband would die for on a Sunday morning.

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  31. whoa, that's crazy. sausage in the pancakes is blowing.my.mind.

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  32. Yummy! That's pretty how much I feel about the internet to a T. When you try explaining to parents they don't get why or how you could trust and have some fabulous best friends with people you rarely meet face to face. But it works it really does.

    Just stumbled upon your blog and love it, definitely bookmarking :)

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  33. I would never have thought to add the breakfast sausage right into the pancake batter - it's genius! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful recipes and photos-

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  34. I want to go to BlogHer, we shall see if it actually happens. As for the sausage-pancake "suggestion" I think it's the perfect suggestion.

    have a lovely day.
    I'm glad I stumbled upon your beautiful blog.

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  35. This recipe looks amazing! I will definitely have to try this one out next weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. The recipe goes without saying, but the styling is stunning as well! Beautiful, airy, fresh. Love love love it. Cheers to this crazy cool online community, as well. :)

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  37. LOVE this idea. Sausage, pancakes, and maple syrup. What an awesome combo.

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  38. this is a really interesting concept. i LOVE both... i will try it this weekend...
    happy to have found you... sincerely, pam

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  39. I'm so easily influenced, sausages are definitely going in my next batch of pancakes!

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  40. Hannah - I just discovered your blog today and I am in love with all your photos! I am a new photographer and am still learning. I am so inspired by all your pictures and can't wait to get practicing!

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  41. Looks so greedy, I've put your recipe in my "to do" list !

    B from K&B.

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  42. Oh man, this looks so awesome...how come I never thought of it? :)

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  43. I didn't even know it was possible to combine two of the most wonderful things: pancakes and sausage. You push the human race forward.

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  48. I'm so easily influenced, what a great idea to mix the sausage in with the pancakes.

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