Pancakes for breakfast....or whatever


#juan
#1
Pancakes have always been a favorite around our house. My daughter used to have three or four friends for a "sleepover", though I don't know when they actually slept. What I do know, is that I used to stand around making pancakes for an hour or more. I had a big cast iron frying pan that would only make a couple decent sized pancakes at a time. I have since acquired an electric griddle that will easily make six large pancakes at a time. Does anyone have a favorite pancake recipe?
 
karrie
#2
Oooo.... I love pancakes, but lack good recipes.

we typically just make the pancakes from Company's Coming's 'Muffins and More' book. Very basic recipe.
 
#juan
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

Oooo.... I love pancakes, but lack good recipes.

we typically just make the pancakes from Company's Coming's 'Muffins and More' book. Very basic recipe.

Here is a recipe that I've used for many years:

Ingredients

two cups all purpose flour(could be half whole wheat flour)
one tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
two teaspoons sugar
one cup buttermilk--Buttermilk could be a cup of milk soured with a couple tablespoons of lemon juice.
three beaten eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil

In a bowl mix together the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder
Dump in three quarters of the buttermilk, eggs and the oil and mix with a spoon and stir
until everything is pretty well mixed. If batter is too thick add the rest of the buttermilk. If it is still too thick add a bit of water.

Now just cook your pancakes as usual.
 
Goober
#4
Of course the are then drenched with molasses, Yes????
 
#juan
#5
Molasses....Of course,,,

The pancake recipe above is very versatile. Without adding anything else, a large banana can be sliced into the batter, (keep the slices an eighth of an inch thick or less) or a cup of fresh blueberries works well also.
 
karrie
#6
My sister makes awesome pumpkin pancakes... I'll have to see if I can remember to grab the recipe when I talk to her next.
 
Twila
#7
Molasses on pancakes? wow, I never would have thought of that...

I do prefer maple syrup on my pancakes...but I love molasses cookies...hmmm..
 
#juan
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Molasses on pancakes? wow, I never would have thought of that...

I do prefer maple syrup on my pancakes...but I love molasses cookies...hmmm..

"Drenched" in molasses would not likely be exactly my preference, but I do like molasses. My favorite thing on pancakes is lots of real, unsalted, butter and maple syrup. When I was a kid I could eat six or seven large pancakes. My girth is bigger but I can't eat more than two pancakes at a sitting today.....Strange...
Last edited by #juan; Feb 28th, 2009 at 12:02 PM..
 
Enforcer
#9
I usually just use the mix, seems fine to me.

.....but, a friend of mine in town where my cottage is has a sugar shack, all stainless steel (I'll get a picture of it) and the syrup that comes from it is like pure heaven. Yum.
 
karrie
#10
I like dark corn syrup on my pancakes. I hate when my syrup soaks into the pancake. Maple syrup tastes good, but, it soaks in, which irrationally angers me. lol
 
talloola
#11
I used to make pancakes from the bisquick box recipe, but haven't made them for
years, but think I will make some tomorrow.
a) butter, lemon juice, and sprinkle sugar over top.(british style)
b) butter and maple syrup
c) butter and peanut butter on warm pancakes.
d) butter with two fried eggs on top
e) make a pancake sandwich with butter and bacon in the middle.
 
Twila
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

"Drenched" in molasses would not likely be exactly my preference, but I do like molasses. My favorite thing on pancakes is lots of real, unsalted, butter and maple syrup. When I was a kid I could eat six or seven large pancakes. My girth is bigger but I can't eat that more than two pancakes at a sitting today.....Strange...


There is no subsitute for butter....I put butter on as well.

I had a weird experience the other day with a waffle. We'd made garlic butter the night before and a bit of the garlic butter managed to somehow make it's way onto the regular butter dish. I noticed an odd garlic taste on my waffles the next day. But...it actually tasted ok. It was just a little bit of garlic. Not a chunk, just some oil from the crushed bits..but who'd have thought it would taste ok with Maple syrup on waffles.
 
talloola
#13
Swedish pancakes are very good, very moist, and thinner, and rich.
 
Twila
#14
Quote:

Swedish pancakes are very good, very moist, and thinner, and rich.

hmmm, I may need you to provide the recipe in order to test your theory...
 
talloola
#15
SWEDISH PANCAKES - flour - 1 1/2 cups, salt, 1tsp., sugar 2 tsps., eggs, well beaten 3, milk 3 cups,
butter melted, 3 tblsp.
sift dry ingred.
to beaten eggs add milk and melted butter, pour into flour mixture and stir until
combined.

Will make 8 large pancakes.
 
#juan
#16
One of my favorites is potato pancakes:

  • 4 medium potatoes (or 2 large)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons oil (or lard)*
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • a good pinch salt
Peel and coarsely grate the onion. Grate the potatoes and mix with the onion. Add the eggs, flour and salt and stir well together.
Heat a heavy frypan over medium/high heat, add the oil and spoon in about 4 tablespoons of the mixture. Pat it down as thick as a hotcake and when the edges are brown and crisp, flip it over and cook the other side. Eat them hot with apple sauce and/or sour cream. They are very good with breakfast sausages or bacon as well.



* I prefer to use my non-stick electric griddle but either way works just fine.
 
hermite
#17
Yam pancakes, would probably work with pumpkin, too.

* 1 cup pureed sweet potato (or pumpkin)
* 3 egg yolks
* 1 cup milk
* 1 1/2 cups flour
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 1 tablespoon white sugar
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1/4 cup chopped pecans
* 3 egg whites
* 3 tablespoons butter, melted
* 2 tablespoons pecans, chopped

DIRECTIONS

1. Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, nutmeg, and 1/4 cup pecans.
2. Mix sweet potato puree, egg yolks, and milk in a large bowl until well combined. Add flour mixture, and mix well.
3. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/4 of the egg whites into batter. Lightly fold remaining whites and melted butter into the batter.
4. Cook in a hot waffle iron or skillet. Garnish with more chopped pecans.
 
Risus
#18
My mother used to make thin crepes rolled up with lemon juice and sugar. Yum. I sure wish I had the recipe!
 
talloola
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by RisusView Post

My mother used to make thin crepes rolled up with lemon juice and sugar. Yum. I sure wish I had the recipe!

The swedish pancakes are similar to crepes, can be made quite thin, and I
love the lemon juice-sugar topping, of course over butter.
 
Risus
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

"Drenched" in molasses would not likely be exactly my preference, but I do like molasses. My favorite thing on pancakes is lots of real, unsalted, butter and maple syrup. When I was a kid I could eat six or seven large pancakes. My girth is bigger but I can't eat more than two pancakes at a sitting today.....Strange...

Maple syrup and butter for sure. Molasses doesn't belong on a pancake....
 
Risus
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post

The swedish pancakes are similar to crepes, can be made quite thin, and I
love the lemon juice-sugar topping, of course over butter.

Cool, I'll have to try them!
 
Spade
#22
Blintzes with fresh strawberries!
 
VanIsle
#23
I grew up in a big family. Sometimes when money was in short supply - so was food and we had pancakes for supper. They have never been my favourite thing to eat. I can get past one if I have to but I avoid them if I can (as long as I am not hurting anyone's feelings) and they are a very fattening food. Something I can do without.
 
Spade
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by IslandpacificView Post

I can get past one if I have to but I avoid them if I can (as long as I am not hurting anyone's feelings) and they are a very fattening food. Something I can do without.

Crepes are to die for!
 
VanIsle
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Crepes are to die for!

Yes they are - in more ways then one!
 
Spade
#26
In heaven there are 72 (?) virgins, each with a plate of crepes.
 
talloola
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by IslandpacificView Post

I grew up in a big family. Sometimes when money was in short supply - so was food and we had pancakes for supper. They have never been my favourite thing to eat. I can get past one if I have to but I avoid them if I can (as long as I am not hurting anyone's feelings) and they are a very fattening food. Something I can do without.

All this talk about pancakes got me going, I bought a package 'organics' pancake
mix, made a batch, first time in a bout 2 years, (for supper).
(have to add eggs, butter and milk to mix.)
Had them with butter, maple syrup, and canned peaches on top, a nice green
salad with olive oil,grape seed oil & balsamic vinegar, enjoyed them, won't do
it too often.
I have changed any type of bacon,egg,potatoe type of breaky to 'later' in the
day now, as I feel much better when I eat that type of food later on, and not
first thing in the morning. I also don't have coffee till about one oclock.
 
L Gilbert
#28
Waffles, pancakes, crepes, that Russian thing where bread dough is fried and eaten, etc. All are yummy. Specially with butter and our homemade saskatoonberry jelly on them.
Maple syrup is good, too.
 
#juan
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by IslandpacificView Post

I grew up in a big family. Sometimes when money was in short supply - so was food and we had pancakes for supper. They have never been my favourite thing to eat. I can get past one if I have to but I avoid them if I can (as long as I am not hurting anyone's feelings) and they are a very fattening food. Something I can do without.

Hi I.P.

Pancakes themselves are not particularly fattening depending how many you eat but that changes if you really slather on the butter and syrup. When stawberries, blueberries, etc are in season you can probably do without the butter and syrup entirely.
 
L Gilbert
#30
hehehe Keyword = exercise
 

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