Copy Desk Cookoff: Easy Pancake Roll-Ups

Hi, my name is Rachael and I LOVE BREAKFAST. Unfortunately, since I am a self-loathing individual, I have an 8 a.m. class on Mondays and Thursdays, 7 a.m. soccer practice on Tuesdays and Fridays, but at least I have Wednesdays off! … Except for 8 a.m. lift with Gary Gall.

Needless to say, college has caused me to become a non-breakfast person. Sad face.

However, one good thing about my ex-boyfriend is the cookbook he mailed me just before I left to embark upon this frightening concept called my future. Seriously, it almost made up for the infidelity.

But anyway, I have discovered the beauty of Easy Pancake Roll-Ups, delicious both hot and cold, quite similar to an early Katy Perry song. #tbt.

This recipe I have graced you with should yield about three large or six small pancakes. Here is what you will need:

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 egg

1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil (plus extra for greasing)

1 cup milk

6 tablespoons (or to taste) peanut butter

Now you may begin.

Step 1: Heat a griddle or heavy skillet, making sure it is very hot. A drop of water should sizzle when dropped on it, much like when you lick your finger and touch it to your large booty.

Step 2: In a medium sized bowl, stir the baking powder and salt into the flour, blending thoroughly. Stir in the sugar. Lightly beat the egg and add the vegetable oil and milk.

Step 3: Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients. Do not overmix. (Don’t worry about lumps.) The batter should be runny.

Step 4: Grease the griddle or skillet with oil as needed. Pour batter into the pan in ½-cup portions for each pancake (or ¼-cup portions for smaller pancakes). Cook until the pancakes are browned on the bottom and bubbling on the top. Flip over and cook the other side until browned. (If you have somehow made it to college without ever learning how to make a pancake on your own, I pity you.) Remove the pancakes from the skillet or griddle.

Step 5: Spread the peanut butter on the pancakes and roll up. (This step should be easy for anyone who has spent an extended amount of time here in New Paltz.) Serve as is, or topped with butter and syrup or dusted with powdered sugar.

Enjoy, Hungry Hawks … SQUAW!