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The best pancakes?

Old 10-02-14, 08:21 AM
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The best pancakes?

Good pancakes are hard to find in Asia. I buy the mix at the market and make them in my kitchen. Butter is not all that common. I use ghee.

I learned in good old American Boy Scouts how to make pancakes out of just about anything.

I also learned to make "beer jacks", "man cakes", or "beer pancakes" (pick the name you prefer.) That is when you mix dry bisquck with beer, and make your pancakes!

The best pancakes are found in restaurants in Canada. What is the secret?

What makes a great pancake?
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Old 10-02-14, 08:30 AM
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Re: The best pancakes?

Bisquick Supreme Pancakes works pretty good for me.

But sometimes I get a hankering for Johnny Cakes.
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Old 10-02-14, 08:37 AM
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Best pancakes are made from scratch. Whole milk, flour, eggs, plain yoghurt a pinch of salt. They have to be fried in a pan with canola oil! Size of the pancake depends on the size of the pan you use. Batter has to be thin!

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Re: The best pancakes?

I use Alton Brown's "Instant" Pancake recipe. They are the best homemade pancakes I've ever had, I'll never go back to the store bought instant mix.
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Re: The best pancakes?

Whatever mix it is, I like to use fruit. Add whipped topping. It's like dessert.
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I like Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pancake mix. It's seasonal and now available!
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Re: The best pancakes?

Originally Posted by SeekingZen View Post
Good pancakes are hard to find in Asia.
I think you need to head over to Korea (preferably South).

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/11/di...irex.html?_r=0
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Re: The best pancakes?

The best pancakes are the ones cooked at home the way I want. The ones pictured are Bisquick pancakes with fresh blueberries cooked right in, with fresh hot bacon slices in between each pancake, and glazed with a lot of butter and a little sugar.

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Best pancakes are made from scratch. Whole milk, flower, eggs, plain yoghurt a pinch of salt. They have to be fried in a pan with canola oil! Size of the pancake depends on the size of the pan you use. Batter has to be thin!
You make pancakes with flower? Roses? Daffodils? Lilies? Please specify....
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You make pancakes with flower? Roses? Daffodils? Lilies? Please specify....
With Roses only!
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I like Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pancake mix. It's seasonal and now available!
This times a million.
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Re: The best pancakes?

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Best pancakes are made from scratch. Whole milk, flour, eggs, plain yoghurt a pinch of salt. They have to be fried in a pan with canola oil! Size of the pancake depends on the size of the pan you use. Batter has to be thin!
Yoghurt? Heretic.

Also, no leavener at all?
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Re: The best pancakes?

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I use Alton Brown's "Instant" Pancake recipe. They are the best homemade pancakes I've ever had, I'll never go back to the store bought instant mix.
Absolutely!
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I third the Alton Brown Pancake Mix recipe:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/a...ix-recipe.html
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Re: The best pancakes?

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I third the Alton Brown Pancake Mix recipe:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/a...ix-recipe.html
I'd be too afraid of trying to make these because I have a feeling a few minutes into it he's going to come and take my flour away and replace it with like rice or something.
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Also, no leavener at all?
Correct.
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I think you need to head over to Korea (preferably South).

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/11/di...irex.html?_r=0
Yup. Korean pancakes are the best.
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Re: The best pancakes?

I like Kodiak Cakes Flapjack mix. We've done homemade from time to time too but I find it's rare to beat the Kodiak cakes.

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ghee on pancakes? doesn't it taste weird?
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I like Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pancake mix. It's seasonal and now available!
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This times a million.
Good lord, you people and your pumpkin-flavored this and that. Pumpkins are something to put on your porch once a year. Even pumpkin pie stinks.

Why don't you all just marry a pumpkin and then start a thread about how your pumpkin wants a divorce because you can't satisfy it.

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Re: The best pancakes?

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I like Kodiak Cakes Flapjack mix. We've done homemade from time to time too but I find it's rare to beat the Kodiak cakes.

http://store-8625e.mybigcommerce.com...eat-oat-honey/
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Re: The best pancakes?

Y'all who use Alton's recipe, do you actually use buttermilk? Or do you substitute regular milk? Because I'd consider making that, but one of the beauties of pancakes is that I almost always have the fixings at home. And no way is buttermilk a staple at my house.
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Y'all who use Alton's recipe, do you actually use buttermilk? Or do you substitute regular milk? Because I'd consider making that, but one of the beauties of pancakes is that I almost always have the fixings at home. And no way is buttermilk a staple at my house.
The trick with the buttermilk is that its acidity reacts with the baking soda, which causes lighter, fluffier pancakes.
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Re: The best pancakes?

I have no problem making waffles from a mix, but I always make pancakes from scratch. That's the only reason I keep buttermilk on hand. Butter, buttermilk, eggs, flour, salt, baking soda, sugar.

That said, I have an irrational fondness for restaurant pancakes that all taste like they're made from the same mix. Comfort food, I guess.
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Originally Posted by LurkerDan View Post
Y'all who use Alton's recipe, do you actually use buttermilk? Or do you substitute regular milk? Because I'd consider making that, but one of the beauties of pancakes is that I almost always have the fixings at home. And no way is buttermilk a staple at my house.
I almost always have the powdered buttermilk on hand, and I've found that works exceptionally well. If refrigerated, it keeps for quite a long time.
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