Tico panqueques (pancakes)

I have gone to a Costa Rican cooking class several times and what do I have to show for it?  Mostly good new desserts.  Ah, well, life is sweet that way!  Our family loves these:

Arepas Dulces (Sweet Arepas, which are thick pancakes)

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

6 T melted butter

2 T vanilla (yes, that’s a lot!)

1 egg

3/4 cup milk

4 or so bananas

fresh pineapple or mango, whipped cream, or syrup as garnish

Put the first four dry ingredients in a big bowl.  Add wet ingredients and mix but don’t stir too much.  Plop about 1/8 cup onto a buttered skillet or flat griddle on medium heat. When the batter spreads out a bit, place a few slices of banana over the surface.  As the edges dry out a bit and it looks like a beautiful shade of brown underneath, carefully flip them over.  The banana slices will be wonderfully carmelized when finished.  This recipe makes about 10 big pancakes.  They are so yummy with more fresh fruit on top, or whipped cream, or syrup, powdered sugar… experiment and tell us what you like!  Maybe I’ll post a picture by the end of the weekend!

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