Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday Five: Pancakes

Sophia from Revgals has given us a fun Friday Five:

Last week Sally gave us a beautiful, spiritually reflective Friday Five, so it's time for something light and fluffy (literally). It's inspired by the fact that as I write this my dear spouse TechnoGuy, with the assistance of daughter Ladybug, is making a batch of chocolate chip pancakes with two Christmas presents. One is the Knott's Berry Farm mix which came along with jam, boysenberry syrup, and biscuit mix from my aunt (we ended up with two sets, since my parents passed theirs on to avoid sweet and carb-y temptation). The other is the large size Black and Decker electric skillet he was thrilled that I got him online -- our trusty wedding present normal size one still works at going on 20 years, but the Teflon is getting worn, and he wanted more cooking space. So pull up a chair to the kitchen table and tell us all about your pancake preferences.

1. Scratch or mix? Buttermilk or plain?

I seldom make pancakes. I will get them out—usually IHOP.

2. Pure and simple, or with additions cooked in?

The best pancakes I had was from a little diner in Watsonville, CA. They were sourdough. I don’t like things added to them. No fruit, chocolate chips. I will stand for some nuts but prefer them plain.

3. For breakfast or for dinner?

I will eat them at anytime

4. Preferred syrup or other topping? How about the best side dish?

If I can’t get REAL maple syrup, then I prefer brown sugar.

5. Favorite pancake restaurant?

IHOP, here in NY. Danny’s in Watsonville.

Bonus: Any tasty recipes out there, for pancakes or other special breakfast dishes? Bring 'em on!


Dorcas (aka SingingOwl) said...

Oh...that photo! Yumm-O!

Dr. Laura Marie Grimes said...

I've never had sourdough pancakes--they sound great.

Brown sugar is a good tip too, as I agree with you about real maple syrup or nothing.

Dr. Laura Marie Grimes said...

I think my last comment got lost--I was oohing and ahing over the thought of sourdough pancakes.

Dr. Laura Marie Grimes said...

Oops, I see you moderate too.

Processing Counselor said...

A woman who knows what she likes!

gerry said...

If you've run out of Maple (of course it's real or else) Syrup and have Buckwheat or another dark honey on hand that would be acceptable.

Otherwise, brown sugar is excellent.

The only fruit that is acceptable is a handful of freshly picked wild downeast Maine huckleberries. Commercial blueberries are too large and make the pancake soggy.