|Summer Shandy Pancakes|
This past Saturday I went to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin to tour a brewery. Not just any brewery, it was the Leinenkugel Brewery. It's a favorite beer for both my husband and I. It's pretty much all we drink around here for beer.
My favorite beer is the Summer Shandy. I wish they sold it year round, but of course because of the lemon flavor it is only sold during the summer months. I usually stock up on it towards the end of summer so I can have some as we enter into fall. I did, however, get to taste the Orange Shandy while at Leinekugel's. I did like that too. This shandy comes out in the fall, so at least I'll have a comparable shandy to drink until my favorite is available again.
I did look over their website before going on Saturday and I found some recipes. Recipes that involve beer. The first one I found was a beer batter for fish. Well I didn't have any fresh fish so I filed that recipe for next year or when someone is kind enough to give me some fish from their fishing trip. The next one I found was for pancakes and I thought why not.
It's been awhile around here, but we are accustom to having a Sunday breakfast where we can all sit around and enjoy good food and conversation. It just seemed like the perfect weekend to do the Shandy Pancakes. (Seemed almost sinful using beer on a Sunday morning breakfast, but we got over that.) I'm sure we will make these when we go camping some time soon here.
The pancakes were very good. I added blueberries to them which I thought made it taste even better. Surprisingly the pancakes did not taste like beer. I could taste the lemon flavor though. Now someone who doesn't drink beer regularly probably could taste the beer, but I don't think it would be an overwhelming flavor.
If you enjoy drinking beer and want a little history/education on the process of making beer, go do the tour. We had a great time and want to do it again. In the meantime here's some pancakes for that Sunday breakfast you've been dying to have.
Summer Shandy Pancakes
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup Summer Shandy
1 1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup blueberries, optional
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl beat eggs on medium speed until frothy. Add beer, milk and melted butter. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and beat until smooth.
Pour 1/4 cup of batter on a hot greased griddle. Flip pancakes when the edges appear dry.
Recipe from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing