Bacon Pancakes.. Make them Bacon Pancakes!

Look whats not to love! Adventure time and Bacon and Pancakes ! It’s just a must. Now most people would say what are you crazy you can’t game and eat Pancakes they will make a mess. The thing is, these are so tasty that you have no really don’t need syrup!

And while you’re enjoying them you can bet at least one of your players will be singing the song! Heck I am typing this and singing the song !

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 slices bacon
  • Pure maple syrup, (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter, and egg. Whisk flour mixture into buttermilk mixture just until moistened, with small to medium lumps remaining.

  2. In a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet or on a griddle, cook bacon over medium-high until fat is rendered and bacon is browned on one side, 5 to 6 minutes. Flip and cook until golden and crisp on underside, 1 to 3 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels; pour off all but 1 teaspoon fat from skillet (reserve for another use).

  3. Heat skillet over medium. Pour 1/4-cupfuls batter into skillet and top each with a bacon slice. Cook until some bubbles appear on top of pancakes and a few have burst, about 2 minutes. With a spatula, carefully flip pancakes and cook until browned on underside, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a platter, bacon side up, and loosely tent with foil. Keep pancakes warm in oven and repeat with remaining batter, adding more bacon fat if needed. Serve with pure maple syrup if desired.

Gaming Grub, Roll a 20 on Taste.

Well they say the things we write about are the things we enjoy. With this blog I write about gaming because as I said it is something I enjoy. For my friends from the land of Facebook it would come as little surprise I also enjoy cooking. Yet I do not write about it. Recently while at MACE for their annual convention between games my friend Mack asked me if I had ever thought about writing a blog about gaming food?  My response was a solid “No” at the time. This was in part was because I have no desire to have a food blog. Nor do I have any desire to run two blogs. Even I do not have that much time. Now since that conversation several times I have taken part in discussions on the topic of gaming. I have learned when a topic continues to arise. It is a hint to write about it. Now as I have said I have zero desire to run a second blog. But I do have time to blog about it every now and again! So with that I have decided to go forward with running a series of blog posts devoted to Games we love and the foods we love with them. After all It is interesting how closely food and games go together.

Much like a sporting event most gaming tables will see a wide variety of food devoured over the years.  Gaming Grub all too often this turns out to be chips, dip soda and snacks. Junk that is high in sugar and low in anything else. There are plenty of good things to eat out there at the game table and not all of them are veggie and fruit plates. Granted some days a Fruit Plate might be perfect, this said I am in no way suggesting swapping out the Doritos for Banana chips. But there are other sensible and enjoyable options out there when it comes to good Grub.

Now do not be confused, this will not be a health food blog about all the “Good Foods” you can replace your snacks with. The intent here will be food good eats style. Low mess easy prep foods. Food that can be made in advance of game or in short order between rounds. As well as themed meals for immersion and fun at the table. I look forward with your help as well to create a large collection of awesome fun recipes for our fellow gamer’s !