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October 08, 2009


I think you think too hard about eating pancakes. But everyone has their thing. Now I want pancakes.

I love how you can source everything from New England! That's awesome.

That looks like a good recipe. I'm afraid I'm a "buy a decent pancake mix and dress it up" pancake person. I like to start with Krusteaz (Sp?) which isn't too sweet. Then I have two directions I can go in" cornmeal, or buckwheat. If I add cornmeal, I also like to add blueberries. If I add buckwheat, I like to add yogurt. Just a weird preference thing, I guess. Oh I also insist on pure maple syrup, which has recently gotten so expensive it cuts into our pancake schedule. Pure honey is an acceptable substitute, but nothing else.

True story: three years before my grandmother died (at age 94), Paul and I are joined her for breakfast. She reached for the maple syrup and proceeded to pour 3/4 of the container (I am not kidding) onto her pancakes. Paul, looking at her in shock and total amusement, said, "Nan, you like maple syrup, huh?" And she said, "Oh, yes Dear. Yes."

I miss her terribly. And never have maple syrup without thinking of her.

I agree with MidLifeMama. Where is the Blueberry Pancake Fairy when I need him/her? I realize it's 11pm on a weeknight, but still...

Partially melted butter is the best. I feel the same way about butter as you do about syrup. If the butter is already absorbed into the pancake, it might as well not be there. I haven't found the best way to keep the butter only partially melted and still have warm pancakes, though. I will have to try the dipping method.

I love brinner!!! We have it a lot at my house. I think I'll try them for my mom. She has Alzheimers and I take care of her during the week, my sisters on the weekend.

Anyway I make her pancakes every morning and EVERY morning she says "pancakes I love them I haven't had them in ages"! It always kind of horrify's me and makes me laugh at the same time. This would be good to mix in up a little.

Your method of eating pancakes is evil and wrong, and you should be ashamed.

I like your pancake-eating strategy. I agree that pancakes do soak up syrup a little too quickly - like eggplant and oil, really.

Oh S%^& maple syrup is SO Unlocal here in Belgium. Should I move ??

Free: That's a tough call--I hear the Belgian mussels and pommes frites are nothing to sneeze at. Though, last I checked, we have mussels and potatoes here, too!

adele: YES. Exactly like eggplant and oil. I don't know whether to curse or bless eggplant for that reason.

Barry: Wait until you hear how I eat my waffles.

giovanna: You're such a good daughter. Just think about how many times you get to surprise her with something she loves. It's like Christmas every morning!

melch: I know, it IS hard to achieve that partially melted state. I don't have any tricks beyond blind luck, believe it or not, but it's such a treat when it does happen.

Word Nerd: Would that there were such a fairy...

Amy: So awesome. I think after 90, you're entitled to eat as much maple syrup as you want. You've earned it.

aimee: I like your variations. I could really go for a cornmeal pancake actually. And I agree about the pure maple syrup wholeheartedly.

Julia: Almost everything. This recipe I love because it evolved through trying to eat locally and the substitutions we made just made it better.

MidLifeMama: Actually, I never thought about it at all until I wrote the post. I'm just a creature of habit. (And pancakes.)

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