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Jun 3, 2008 08:58 AM

Flipping pancakes

Does anyone have a REALLY good recipe for "from scratch" pancakes. I have tried many but none that I just flipped over. If you have one, please share.

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  1. Well, it may be on your list of 'tried and rejected' but it is on my list of 'tried and true': The Joy of Cooking basic is my old standby...I confess that I always add a little more milk than they call for as I like to let my batter stand and 'mellow' before re-beating, gently and then cooking up.

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    1. re: LJS

      Can't beat Joy of Cooking for pancakes. And always add more milk. Also, their "sour milk" (buttermilk) pancake recipe is amazing.

    2. I always make either Alton Brown's buttermilk pancake recipe found on the food network website, or a Joy of Cooking recipe, and I love both. The only real trick to pancakes is to not overmix the batter. Otherwise, it's incredibly straight forward and simple.

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      1. We have tried several pancake recipes from Marion Cunningham's "The Breakfast Book" and have determined that only pancakes we will ever make again are the Sour Milk Pancakes from that book. They are light and tender and most delicious. What makes them so wonderful I think is the fact that the egg whites are whipped separately then folded into the rest of the batter. Makes for an ethereal pancake.

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        1. re: janniecooks

          Those are good -- but my very favorite from that book is the wheat crumb pancakes. They are a real favorite around here with the whole family. They have a very different texture and flavor than regular pancakes -- almost a cross between french toast and pancakes. I usually use whole wheat fresh bread crumbs and all whole wheat flour.

          Other than that, my next favorite is from a country breakfast book. I'll have to check the title tonight. In that, it's the banana walnut recipe -- delicious. We also swap in chocolate chips sometimes...

        2. My favorite is from the Best Recipe. A close second, but a very different pancake (very light and fluffy, almost too light) is from the Cake Bible.

          Best Recipe:

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          1. re: chowser

            The Cake Bible recipe is great. An easier recipe, since you don't have to separate the eggs, is Nigella Lawson's American pancakes from Nigella Bites.

            1. re: chowser

              Best Recipe is also my favorite. It makes a very thick batter and lovely fluffy pancakes.

            2. Ina Garten's sour cream banana pancakes.