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post #31 of 45

Don't make a strong fire. Watch the time. I prefer to use butter. As for utensil, I prefer frying pan designed for pancakes. Try again and again. If you have a big wish, all will be alright!:)

post #32 of 45

KK...if you can fit in one more tip....

Add sour cream just before griddling (is that a word?)

Stir a tiny bit, just until the batter looks like thin oatmeal.

This will tenderize and moisten and add a what is that flavor pop.

How much is up to you, for 2 cups batter I plop a couple of tablespoons in.

 

mimi

 

* FWIW all trace evidence of the sour cream disappears (the grands all "hate" anything lumpy unless it be choco chips, lol)

Just melts into the cake.

 

m.

post #33 of 45
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I just ate an insane amount of pancakes. It turns out I had been using too much fat in the pan. Just a swipe of butter was perfect. I'm definitely going to have to walk a few extra miles today frown.gif



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post #34 of 45

Lovely.

 

mimi

post #35 of 45

Miss KK, yes to all that everyone said, like I mentioned, technique... the two gentlemen (dad & grandpa) who taught me how to make pancakes or griddlecakes, instructed me to take a paper towel or napkin, swipe it in some softened butter, quickly run that over the griddle and very lightly grease the surface (for each batch) so that there is only a trace amount of fat in the pan...

those look like some mighty tasty lookin' eats!

 

I'm going down to Trader Joe's today with my Mother, I'm going to pick up a box of that pumpkin pancake mix to make for this Sundays brunch.

I am not adverse to using boxed items for something different.  ;)

I was going to buy that the last time I was there anyways, now you've inspired me.

I think they that some sour cream  and some honey on top would be delicious.

post #36 of 45
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I will have to try the sour cream or yogurt in the pancakes. In dint know about addinnitbon top though. These were great with some maple syrup.

Also known as flapjacks, griddle cakes and flat cakes or hotcakes. I think they have other names too but I can't remember.

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post #37 of 45

Yes, the more butter melting on top of the finished pancakes in your plate, the better.  But not in the pan!  :) 


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post #38 of 45

Following KK i made myself one pancake.

 

 

Topped with icing sugar, lemon zest, honey. 

 

 

Nice, but way too sweet for me.

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post #39 of 45
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Following KK i made myself one pancake.

 

 

Topped with icing sugar, lemon zest, honey. 

 

 

Nice, but way too sweet for me.

 

Hey, I think that we're talking a tinier sprinkle here.  In your photo, that's way  way too much confectioner's (icing or whatever) sugar as topping.  Way too much.  There should only be a faint whisper of it.   :eek:

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post #40 of 45

Now THAT's  a nice larapin' batch of good lookin' Jonnycakes KK.

There are an awful lot of people in this thread now.... I hope

you made at least one for each of us! :p

 

By the way the ones I just made were red velvet-- a definite

conversation starter when shared with guests!

post #41 of 45
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Hey, I think that we're talking a tinier sprinkle here.  In your photo, that's way  way too much confectioner's (icing or whatever) sugar as topping.  Way too much.  There should only be a faint whisper of it.   :eek:

 

Absolutely right. Too much icing sugar, too much honey. Oh well...

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post #42 of 45
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Now THAT's  a nice larapin' batch of good lookin' Jonnycakes KK.
There are an awful lot of people in this thread now.... I hope
you made at least one for each of us! tongue.gif

By the way the ones I just made were red velvet-- a definite
conversation starter when shared with guests!

How do I make red velvet pancakes!?!?!

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post #43 of 45
Lol well they're still pancakes, adding in unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla and red food coloring.
And they're best made with some buttermilk, helps avoid drying out. I have recipes, but there's tons online too.
If you make a nice creme cheese glaze to go with, or a rum-cream cheese glaze even better, well yumm!
post #44 of 45
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I'll have to try that, I'm a sucker for red velvet!  This may be a stupid question but where does one get food coloring?  I've never seen it at the grocery store.

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post #45 of 45
In the baking section, also cake/candy supply store has it, for a better deal usually.
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