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Old 03-03-2006, 05:28 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Caine
All your problems are solved:

The Perfect Pancake
Yeh, but where's that feeling of triumph that you get when you flip that pancake in it's tight little spot on the crowded griddle, while your buddies watch in awe inspired facination?

If it's done the easy way, then everbody can do it.

I mean, sure, there are machines out there that can recreate a Michelangelo masterpiece right down to the texture of the brushstrokes. But would you call the person re-creating those paintings an artist? I don't think so.

I'm a bit touchy when it comes to pancakes. In my neck of the woods, I'm known as the pancake king. And I won't give up my swelled head feeling easily.

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Old 03-04-2006, 10:31 AM   #12
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I'm very un-coordinated, so I don't try the pan-flipping thing. Instead, I make smaller pancakes...about 6 fit in my rectangular electric skillet...and flip them with a spatula. I started this method when I was cooking breakfast for multiple slumber party guests when my kids were little. I could serve more kids at a time that way.
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Old 03-04-2006, 02:53 PM   #13
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I'll confess, this was a biggie for me. Made bigger because I don't make pancakes very often. But hubby likes them a few times a year ... not often enough to develop a good turning technique. So one day asked him if he minded silver dollar pancakes. No, he loved it. It is one heck of a lot easier to turn a little pancake than a big one. Then I went one step further and asked if he'd like blintzes instead. Having eastern European parents, he was thrilled. It is the most forgiving thing in the world. The pancakes are small, and I've found I can use almost anything to replace the dairy ingredient: Milk, buttermilk, sour cream, yogurt, even pureed cottage cheese. Ditto eggs -- if we have good eggs on hand, great. If not eggbeaters from the freezer do OK. Since we are a household of two, being able to us whatever is in the house rather than shopping in advance is a boon.
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Old 03-04-2006, 03:44 PM   #14
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Although it depends on the size of your pancakes, a wide and flexible slotted fish turner works well.

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