Back by popular demand! My cozy mystery writing partner for The Chocolate Martini Sisters Mysteries has a terrific recipe that appeared during our blog tour for the first book, Candy, Cigarettes, and Murder. I've been asked to share it again, so here it is. Thanks, Joyce!
So where did the name come from?
I did a Wikipedia search. Outside the town of Rushford, WI is an unincorporated
area called Waukau. According to the census taken in 2000, 178 people live
there. Perhaps this is where the pancake evolved.
At any rate, I’m certain The
Chocolate Martini Sisters would have delighted in the unusual dish. Emma, one
of the sisters and known for her sweet tooth, would savor the mix of sugary and
tart berries. Too bad it wasn’t on the menu at the Dulce Inn where they stayed
in Candy, Cigarettes and Murder.
The following recipe is one that
I’ve adapted over time in response to my particular taste. It takes only
minutes to prepare. Eaten alone or paired with bacon or sausage, it feeds about
three or four adults. Give it a chance. You won’t be disappointed.
Waukau (Berry Pancake)
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
½ tsp vanilla
3 T butter
1/3 cup sugar
375 degrees. Heat pan with butter in oven. (I use a heavy 10” stainless steel
fry pan suitable for the oven)
and salt in medium bowl. Whisk milk, eggs and vanilla in small bowl.
Make a well
in center of the flour mixture and add the milk mixture to the well. Whisk
until combined. (A fork works well)
When pan is
at oven temperature, pour batter into the oan. Scatter the berries over the
batter, leaving one inch border around the edges. Sprinkle sugar over the
berries, again avoiding the outer 1-inch border. Bake until the edges are
puffed and deep golden brown, 40 – 45 minutes.
not to burn your fingers when you take it from the oven.
When Sisters Emma and Nic check in at the storied Dulce Inn
for a relaxing, birthday weekend, they don’t expect a madhouse of temperamental
artists or getting entangled in two murders. Using their love of all-things
mystery, and despite a surly detective who stands in their way, can the
Chocolate Martini Sisters tackle the caper, unsnarl the web of secrets, lies,
and vengeance to catch the killer?