Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas in Connecticut: Elizabeth Lane's Christmas Flapjacks

Have you seen this movie? I watched it for the first time this year and it's one of my new favorites.  The story is cute and funny. The leading man is dreamy, and Barbara Stanwyck kind of reminds me of my Nana when she was a young chickie.

Barbara Stanwyck plays Elizabeth Lane. Ms. Lane is posing as a fabulous cook, doting wife and loving mother writing a lifestyle column in a housekeeping magazine run by editor Mr. Yardley. A young, handsome, wounded solider is invited by Mr. Yardley to spend Christmas Dinner at Elizabeth's farm in Connecticut with her family. The only problem is Elizabeth can't cook, doesn't have a husband, baby or farm in Connecticut.  She has to make some deals, pull together some lies and recruit accomplices in time to fool everyone. The one thing she doesn't account for is the handsome solider at her door. It's a sweet movie filled with laughs, love and Christmas cheer. Check it out.

During one scene in the movie Elizabeth must flip some flap jacks for her guests.  Since she can't cook or flip the flaps, things don't go very well. 

I've added a recipe for some homemade flapjacks below. I didn't flip'em but things turned out a bit better for me than Ms. Lane.

Elizabeth Lane's Christmas Flapjacks
Makes 12

3 C. Flour
4 Tbsp White Sugar
3 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
3/4 Tsp. Salt
3 C. Buttermilk
1/2 C. Milk
3 Eggs
6 Tbsp. Butter (melted & cooled)
1 Tsp. Vanilla

In a bowl flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda & salt. In a separate bowl mix buttermilk, milk, eggs, butter and vanilla. 

Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat and spray lightly with oil to prevent sticking.

While the griddle is heating up mix up the wet and dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix until the wet and dry ingredients are blended. Don't over mix.

Pour a 1/3 to 1/2 C of batter into the hot pan.  Flip when you start to see little bubbles on the surface of the flap jack.  When golden brown on both sides get ready to eat.

Serve with butter, syrup, fruit, chocolate chips, peanut butter......Go wild & Enjoy.


You can watch the flapjack scene here .


Jill said...

I love old fashion movies, I think I need to watch this one!!

tastytablespoons said...

You should! It's really cute & the leading man is a handsome devil ;)

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