Cake Batter Pancakes

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I saw this recipe in the newspaper this week and knew I had to make them.  Very sweet pancakes with just a hint of cake batter flavor.  They’re made almost too sweet by the glaze.

Pancakes

1 c Bisquick
1 c yellow cake mix
4 tbs rainbow sprinkles
1 c milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs

Glaze

2.5 c powdered sugar

3 tbs + 2 tsp milk

.5 tsp vanilla
sprinkles

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Blini

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Did you know that in Russia, Pancake Day is an entire week? It’s called Maslenitsa, and this year it runs from March 11th to March 17th. The mascot of said celebration is Lady Shrovetide, a straw effigy who is paraded around town in finery until the end of the week, when she is stripped naked and burned with the leftover pancakes.

Over there they make pancakes called Blini (or Bliny), and this recipe is distinct in that it includes yeast. Traditionally they are served filled like crepes with either sweet or savory ingredients. I topped mine with sour cream. Smoked salmon is also recommended.

  • 2 c. warm milk
  • 1 pkg. dry yeast
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 c. buckwheat flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/3 c. all purpose flour

Pour yeast in milk.  Let set 5 minutes. Stir in sugar and flour.  Cover and set for an hour. Stir in eggs, sour cream, heavy cream, salt and flour.  Cover again and set four 2 hours.  Pour on hot griddle and cook like pancakes.

 

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Pancake Day 2013

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These are the pancakes I ate on Fat Tuesday.  Again, a recipe taken from that wonderful book that Sambie gave me, but this one is actually quote from a mid 19th century tome called A Plain Cookery Book For The Working Classes
If you’ve got the time I highly recommend flipping through it.  The original recipe called for a full pint of milk, but I’ve adapted it a bit.

1 1/2 cups flour
3 eggs
1 cup milk
tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
grated lemon peel

I’m a sucker for grated lemon. And a sprinkling of sugar really sets them off nicely.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/uk-politics-video/9865563/Pancake-Day-MPs-win-parliamentary-pancake-race.html

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Palacsinta

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My friend Sambie got me this amazing book for Xmas.  This recipe is for a Hungarian pancake that was originally served folded around a pocket of jam.  Now it’s found as a towering layer cake.

Mix together

6 eggs
3 cups flour
1.5 cups milk
1 tbs sugar
pinch salt

Then rest that in the refrigerator overnight.  Next morning add

1.5 cups soda water

and throw your batter on the griddle.  Once your pancakes are made, mix together
1/4 cup ground walnuts with
a little bit of honey and spread it in layers in between your pancakes with
a dollop of apricot jam.

Watch how much jam you use because it will make the whole bit super sweet.  Top with whipped cream if you desire.

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Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

Adapted from PETA. I was unsure about how an entirely eggless pancake would turn out, but these were surprisingly tasty.  They came out very light and fluffy, most likely due to the abundance of baking powder, which I initially though was a typo.  Quite tasty.  PETA also offers a apple-pecan pancake recipe, which I believe I will try later.

1 c. flour
1.5 tbs sugar
1.5 tbs baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup vanilla soy milk
1.5 tbs canola oil
.5 c frozen blueberries

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