Friday, January 16, 2009

Pancakes, Part 2

To answer a few questions and share more Pancake Propaganda...

PANCAKE RECIPE: I haven't really found a recipe I simply LOVE for pancakes. I prefer them from scratch but haven't decided that I really prefer one recipe over the other, but honestly I fall back on a boxed mix more often than not. Maybe "Stamps Family" who commented on my first Pancakes post would be willing to share her recipe?? [Email me and I'll post it - yum!] For now, check out AllRecipes Top 20 Pancake Recipes.

HEART-SHAPED PANCAKES: To make heart-shaped pancakes for Valentines Day, you can use a greased metal cookie cutter, set it on your hot griddle, and pour your batter into it. I've tried this, and it really doesn't work all that well unless you kind of thicken-up your batter a bit more than usual. Otherwise it "oozes" out underneath the edges of the cookie cutter. Maybe pressing down on the cookie cutter till the batter has a chance to set a bit would work too. You could also use the squeeze bottle method to make hearts and maybe even pancakes that say, "I Love You!" or "Be My Valentine" -- those would be super-cute!

PUMPKIN PANCAKES: I love this idea! Adding a 1/2 can of pureed pumpkin with a little cinnamon and nutmeg would make FABULOUS pancakes. Yummy!!

APPRECIATION: Did you know there was such a thing as the Pancake Appreciation Society? Yeah, no kidding! (It's associated with a syrup company, so maybe they're more commercial than "legit," but whatever...) They have a website with tips, recipes, and topping ideas. You can also take the "Pancake Pledge." [I dare you...!]

I don't know about you, but my mouth is watering and I'm having a sudden craving for pancakes...

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I love pancakes- lifetime fanclub member.

    My biggest and latest gripe- Boxed Bisquick- $5.50
    Self-Rising Flour- HALF the cost and EXACTLY THE SAME THING. Guess which one I buy now..