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Apr 16, 2007 06:59 PM

amazing pancakes

i just made oatmeal pancakes from Deborah madison's book, and it was awesome.
I have to admit, I like oatmeal pancakes even better than the traditional ones (and i dont like oatmeal), which imho could use some textural assitance...the cake thingie just doesn't offer enough bite for me.
Before this, my favorite pancake was the korean kimchi pancake, which i still have to learn to make. Well, that and scallion pancake.
This makes me think, there must be other pancakes there that are hot, chewy, filling, and not too difficult to cook.
Any thoughts?

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  1. Wow! Pancakes are on my mind lately too - last week I tried Nigella's ricotta hotcakes (for dinner one night!) which were *absolutely divine* Excellent texture, lovely flavor.

    I use Deborah Madison's book all the time since receiving it for Christmas! I'll definitely try out those oatmeal pancakes - thanks for sharing.

    Does anyone have a good recipe for cream of wheat pancakes? I hear they're crunchy delicious also!

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    1. re: foxy fairy

      Which of Madison's books is the recipe from? Sound yummy

      1. re: foxy fairy

        Which of Nigellas cookbooks has this recipe?

        1. re: gladlaks

          Nigella's Ricotta Hotcakes from Forever Summer
          *these are dreamy*

          9 oz (1 cup plus 2 Tbsp) ricotta cheese
          1/2 cup milk
          2 large eggs, separated
          3/4 cup all-purpose flour
          1 tsp baking powder
          a pinch salt
          2 tsp peanut oil

          Put ricotta, milk, egg yolks in a bowl and mix well to combine. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt and gently whisk to make a smooth batter.
          Beat the egg whites until they become foamy and then fold them into the ricotta mixture.
          Heat the oil in a large frying pan (I used my griddle pan!) and drop in batter in heaped dessert-spoons. Cook the pancakes about one minute per side until golden. Keep the cooked pancakes warm by tenting with foil on a large warmed plate while you work your way through the batter.

          Nigella serves these with some chopped strawberries. I thought they were divine with butter. Mmmmmm. Enjoy! These are just dreamy.

        2. re: foxy fairy

          The Cooking Light recipe for "Hearty Pancakes" uses cream of wheat, and it's our absolute favorite! Lots of interesting texture and flavors, and wholesome without seeming too "healthy".

        3. I would love the recipe for these.... They sound soooo yummy! :)

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            1. There is a kind of Japanese "pancake" (a bit of a stretch) called okonomiyaki. It is essentially a batter with eggs filled with TONS of cabbage and any meat / seafood. Some will put noodles in it, and some will put rice cake. The fillings are very liberal, and the name "Okonomi-yaki" means grill as you like!

              If you do a search on google you can easily find a receipe. Any Japanese grocery will have the flour mix available. It is SUPER filling, and quite simple to do!

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              1. re: kobetobiko

                I like pancakes with a little cornmeal and some kind of fruit added, like peaches, cooked apples, strawberries. something like that. with the butter running down the side
                and you have to have maple syrup.. I know what I am going to have for breakfast this
                morning. It looks like my day is starting off right. Please pray for those families in
                west virginia. May God be with them.

              2. I love those pancakes! I did a quick google, and the recipe is posted at this link, scroll about 3/4 of the way down: