Pancake wars


OK I did make the healthed up cupcakes... but the pics were awful in the non wonderful daylight... so I'm taking some today and will have it posted tomorrow!

Instead you get not the best pictures of pancake wars! Actually that's not the name of the event... but doesn't it just sound fun and overly dramatic! We've been here before, recipe round robin with Aleta of Omnomicon.com she's hosting it again and this time it's a dual of the pancakes!! People submit their recipe and she sends two out to everyone who signs up to be tastebuds. I have a recipe in the running this time, as well as being a tastebud!


I got two recipes to compare... I can't give them to you yet, you'll have to wait for Aleta to tell you. Oh and there are more than these two up for the competition... and neither of these are mine (I mean that would be biased if I got my own... of course I'd pick it ;) )


The batters were almost the same, one made with buttermilk, one with normal milk... the buttermilk recipe had you mix the wet into the dry... the other way for the normal milk one. I must say mixing wet into dry seems like the way to go... way less lumps that way! See I learned something :D


Hmm one seems to be a bit fluffier than the other...


Yup... definitely fluffier... don't worry I'll let you know when she posts the full on results :D

So what's your go to pancake recipe?


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20 chews:

Sunshine said...

I use my husband's grandma's recipe. They're th eonly pancakes I'lle at anymore. Super fluffy, they are amazing with some jam or even nutella (no maple syrup for me).

I'm a big cheater. I use Aretha Frankenstein's pancake mix. It's beyond delicious! One of my husband's best friends owns the restaurant and spent years perfecting the pancake recipe.

Lisa said...

I had no idea that it matters if you put the wet ingredients into the dry or the other way around. Good to know!

I don't personally have a recipe, my father and husband make amazing pancakes, so I usually leave it to them! I do love walnuts and bananas or blueberries in the pancakes though!

Did you know it's Pancake Month at Clinton St Baking Co in NYC? Yum!

Ang said...

I use Pamela's gluten free baking mix and follow the instructions on the label. Then I add orange extract and mini chocolate chips. Not very creative but I like them! :)

Jeanne said...

Can't wait to see the winning recipe. I love pancakes! My mom used to make them for us every Saturday morning! The smell/taste/everything reminds me of home.

Mags said...

Pancakes are like pie crusts for me...I just can't seem to make them so they turn out all nice and fluffy. I love it when other people make them for me though!

Jennifer said...

pancakes are one of those tricky things for many, I think thats why I see so much of my family resort to instant stuff! great tips Steph!

How fun to compare the recipes side by side - you can definitely see the difference!

Maria said...

We love our blueberry buckwheat pancakes:
http://twopeasandtheirpod.com/recipe-for-blueberry-buckwheat-pancakes/

They are so good!

Hannah said...

This is the only kind of war that I would support. ;)

My usual go-to pancake recipe is my "Pancakes for One", which I posted on my blog a while ago. Simple, infinitely adjustable, and doesn't make dozens!

stephchows said...

I never realized pancakes were a problem for people since I grew up with my dad making the best pancakes EVER!! I must say part of it has to do with the cook... even using his recipe, they always taste better when he makes them :)

I can't wait to go check out all the recipes you guys told me about!! YUM!

Great post! And my new favorite are these vegan oat-filled pancakes that have only little flour in 'em

http://www.neverhomemaker.com/2010/01/vegan-oat-filled-pancakes.html

Stephanie said...

Hi Steph, I love Ashley's Vegan Oat Pancakes, too! They are really, really yummy, but aren't exactly the "classic" pancake. One of my first blog posts was on the pancakes I make for my family every Sunday morning. I got the recipe from a children's book by Tomie Depaulo. Pece, Stephanie

Pam said...

I have a healthy cooking light pancake recipe that I love.

Emily said...

Mmm pancakes. I don't have a go-to pancake recipe, but I wish I did. I haven't had pancakes in so long. :(

I saw your cinnamon raisin bread! It looks great! I don't know if I commented or not. I've been slacking on comments, unfortunately.

I don't have a go-to! I've heard that lumps are good for pancake batter. Can't wait to see if it's true.

SherzB said...

Yes to The Cottage Cheese - Aretha Frankensteins Pancake Mix Wins!!!

SherzB said...

Yes to The Cottage Cheese - Aretha Frankensteins Pancake Mix Wins!!!

Stephanie said...

Hi Steph, I love Ashley's Vegan Oat Pancakes, too! They are really, really yummy, but aren't exactly the "classic" pancake. One of my first blog posts was on the pancakes I make for my family every Sunday morning. I got the recipe from a children's book by Tomie Depaulo. Pece, Stephanie

stephchows said...

I never realized pancakes were a problem for people since I grew up with my dad making the best pancakes EVER!! I must say part of it has to do with the cook... even using his recipe, they always taste better when he makes them :)

I can't wait to go check out all the recipes you guys told me about!! YUM!

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