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Friday, September 21, 2012

Upside-Down Bacon Pancake Recipe

It’s been a busy week.  I’ve been working on Sock Monkeys and Socktopus guys both for our upcoming craft fair October 19 &20 at Fall Fair to Remember in West Bend and for Inspired For You where I have been selling on consignment.   I don’t think I mentioned Inspired for you in any earlier posts.  As of August 30, 2012 I have been selling there.  It's a shop in West Bend, Wisconsin that sells all handmade goods from local vendors.  There are over 30 vendors, it is a beautiful store!  Check it out!

Picking up where I left off last Friday, did I get my gorgeous mums at Stein’s over the weekend?  I sure did, and let me say they are gorgeous.  The weekend was busy.  Saturday morning I attended a tiling workshop with my sister, her husband, and my husband.  My sister and her husband are in the process of building their home.  They are trying to move in December.  We will be helping with painting and tiling for the next few weekends.  The workshop was held at “The Tile Shop” in West Allis, WI.  The class was very informative and we found beautiful tile.  I now want to tile everything!  The rest of the weekend consisted of grocery shopping, cleaning, bowling, going to church, etc. 

I tried a new recipe Sunday morning after church.  I found it a few weeks ago on page 15 of the April/May 2012 issue of Taste of Home magazine.  (I really love that magazine!).   It’s called “Upside-Down Bacon Pancake”, submitted by Mindie Hilton from Susanville, California.  It was perfect as a breakfast/brunch dish.  My husband loved it, thought he would finish the whole thing off, but didn’t.  It was filling as well.   I thought I would share the recipe.

Upside-Down Bacon Pancake    Prep/Total Time: 30min
6 bacon strips, coarsely chopped
¼ cup packed brown sugar
2 cups complete buttermilk pancake mix
1 ½ cups water
Maple Syrup and butter, optional

1.     1. In a 12 inch ovenproof skillet, fry bacon over medium heat until crisp.  Place cooked bacon on paper towels.  Pour off drippings from skillet, reserving 2 Tbsp. Chop bacon or crumble into pan with reserved drippings; sprinkle brown sugar over bacon.

2.       2. Combine pancake mix and water in a medium bowl just until moistened.  Pour into pan.

3.       3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes; invert onto a serving plate.  Serve warm with maple syrup and butter if desired. 
Notes:  If you don’t have pancake mix, you can make pancake batter from a recipe that yields 3-3 ½ cups batter and leave out the water as well.
Upside-Down Bacon Pancake - Didn't last long!
Happy Friday!