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Old 09-23-2014, 04:41 PM   #1
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It is Now Clear

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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Old 09-23-2014, 05:08 PM   #2
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I've heard that Hungry Jack is good, as well as Target brand.

Since I'm getting out a mixing bowl anyway and have all of the ingredients, it only takes a minute or two more to make from scratch. I can see if people don't bake and don't have the ingredients on hand, how this would be just plain convenient.

I've just never had a mix that is good as scratch.

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Old 09-23-2014, 05:34 PM   #3
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I've never used a box mix,
but I do use this
SACO Foods: Cultured Buttermilk
Once I just have it mixed, I leave it
to sit on the counter for a bit,
comes out perfect everytime.
We don't eat pancakes nor waffles out,
they just sit in the bottom of
our stomachs like lead.
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:58 PM   #4
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So Chief, inquiring minds want to know. Why were you making pancakes with a Pillsbury mix?
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:18 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
So Chief, inquiring minds want to know. Why were you making pancakes with a Pillsbury mix?
I wonder as well. Did you forget to bring the recipe with you?

If you like, I can post it for you.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:39 PM   #6
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I must say I used to be one of those who always used a pancake mix UNTIL Chief posted his recipe. I tried it and found it to be the best tasting pancakes I'd ever made. I no longer use mixes.

Chief I was totally SHOCKED to read you used a mix! What tragedy has befallen you to force you to resort to a mix?
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:56 PM   #7
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I believe he's still visiting family on the West Coast, so that probably has something to do with it.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:10 PM   #8
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Indeed. I suspect it was a lack of ingredients.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:47 PM   #9
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Krusteaz mix makes passable pancakes. That's the choice if you are looking for a mix. Makes good spur of the moment biscuits, too.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:47 PM   #10
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Brain Fart. Had to be a brain fart. We all have them but don't want to admit them.

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