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Old 09-24-2014, 12:11 PM   #31
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I like Krusteaz, too.
The majority of restaurants use Krusteaz. Only in 50 lb. bags.
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:33 PM   #32
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I used Pillsbury pancake mix today. It's the first time I used the mix in so many years that I can't remember the last time. It is now clear to me why I don't use pancake mix. The results were edible, but downright pasty feeling in the mouth. I followed the box directions and only added what was called for, no milk, no eggs, just water and mix. I'll wait until I'm home before making pancakes again.

The Aunt Jemima brand that my Dad used to use was far better. It required milk, eggs, and cooking oil.

And to think, people actually purchase and love pancakes made by the Pillsbury mix. Can you tell that I'm not impressed?

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Isn't it as easy to make pancake batter from scratch? It's certain to be cheaper.
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:44 PM   #33
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Krusteaz always makes me think of clowns.
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:54 PM   #34
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Isn't it as easy to make pancake batter from scratch? It's certain to be cheaper.
This recipe is what we use at home. I've never given it to anyone that didn't love it, except my pal - CharlieD, who has his own beloved recipe. I'm not using it here, on vacation in Southern Cal., as my inlaws seem to enjoy the boxed mix, and the boxed mac & Cheese, and the pre-cooked bacon, and the TV dinners, and the... you get the idea. You've probably seen this recipe here in DC before, but just in case you haven't, give it a try.

The Chief's Best Pancakes

These pancakes come out so moist and light that you will never buy a pancake mix again. Enjoy them.

Dry Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbs. Sugar
½ tsp. Salt
1 tbs. Double Acting Baking Powder

Wet Ingredients:
3/4 cup milk
1 large Egg
3 tbs. Cooking oil

Preheat the griddle. Place the dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir together with a wire whisk or mixing spoon. Add the remaining ingredients and again stir until mixed. Do not stir until all the lumps are gone as this will over-mix the batter. There should be small lumps. These will disapear while cooking the pancakes.
Cook over medium heat until the bubbles close slowly as they rise and pop. Do not cook until the bubbles stay open as this will dry out the pancake. And most importantly, Don’t squish them down with your cake turner or spatula. When they are ready to flip, turn them over and cook for about 1 minute more. Remove from the pan and serve immediately. If you must cook up enough for a bunch of people, keep them warm by stacking in a large-rectangular cake pan and placing the pan into a 120' oven covered with a clean kitchen towel cover.
You can add blueberries to the uncooked batter without changing anything else. However, if you add acidic fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, or pineapple, you will need to add ½ tsp. Baking soda to the batter to balance the acid from the fruit.
The above recipe makes enough pancakes for two people. Yo can easily enlarge the recipe by simply multiplying the ingredients by the same number. That is, if you double the flour, multiply all other ingredients by two.

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Old 09-24-2014, 02:08 PM   #35
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I agree about Krusteaz. Forget about using water and use beer for the liquid. It's my dad's deer hunting recipe. Beer improves almost any mix that calls for water as the liquid. I especially like the oatmeal beer available at Trader Joe's for this use.
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Old 09-24-2014, 03:10 PM   #36
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... I'm not using it here, on vacation in Southern Cal., as my inlaws seem to enjoy the boxed mix, and the boxed mac & Cheese, and the pre-cooked bacon, and the TV dinners, and the... you get the idea...

That must be killing you.
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The one I love is when folks say, "I hear you're really good at making _______. Would you mind making it? Here's a mix." Later, "Well, that wasn't any better than I make it."
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:05 PM   #38
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The one I love is when folks say, "I hear you're really good at making _______. Would you mind making it? Here's a mix." Later, "Well, that wasn't any better than I make it."
I have had that happen. Then when I tell them I don't make it that way, I get, "But that is the only way my family will eat it!" Well then make it yourself.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:44 AM   #39
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Classic American Pancake recipe

Thank you so much. I know my husband will want me to make him some, even though I asked for the recipe for an Italian friend of mine. I'm so delighted

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This recipe is what we use at home. I've never given it to anyone that didn't love it, except my pal - CharlieD, who has his own beloved recipe.
Seeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North

Eeeeh, it's not entirely true. I like them, but only if somebody else make them and serves them to me right away, because it is when they are the best. But nobody does.
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