One of America’s Favorites – Pancakes

December 23, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A stack of blueberry pancakes

A pancake (or hotcake, griddlecake, or flapjack, not to be confused with oat bar flapjacks) is a flat cake, often thin and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that may contain eggs, milk and butter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan, often frying with oil or butter. Archaeological evidence suggests that pancakes were probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies.

The pancake’s shape and structure varies worldwide. In England, pancakes are often unleavened and resemble a crêpe. In North America, a leavening agent is used (typically baking powder) creating a thick fluffy pancake. A crêpe is a thin Breton pancake of French origin cooked on one or both sides in a special pan or crepe maker to achieve a lacelike network of fine bubbles. A well-known variation originating from southeast Europe is a palačinke, a thin moist pancake fried on both sides and filled with jam, cheese cream, chocolate, or ground walnuts, but many other fillings—sweet or savoury—can also be used.

When potato is used as a major portion of the batter, the result is a potato pancake. Commercially prepared pancake mixes are available in some countries. When buttermilk is used in place of or in addition to milk, the pancake develops a tart flavor and becomes known as a buttermilk pancake, which is common in Scotland and the US. Buckwheat flour can be used in a pancake batter, making for a type of buckwheat pancake, a category that includes Blini, Kaletez, Ploye, and Memil-buchimgae.

Silver dollar pancakes

Pancakes may be served at any time of the day with a variety of toppings or fillings but in America they are typically considered a breakfast food. Pancakes serve a similar function to waffles. In Britain and the Commonwealth, they are associated with Shrove Tuesday, commonly known as “Pancake Day”, when, historically, perishable ingredients had to be used up before the fasting period of Lent.

American and Canadian pancakes (sometimes called hotcakes, griddlecakes, or flapjacks) are usually served at breakfast, in a stack of two or three, topped with real or artificial maple syrup and butter. They are often served with other items such as bacon, toast, eggs or sausage. Other popular topping alternatives include jam, peanut butter, nuts, fruit, honey, powdered sugar, whipped cream, cane syrup, cinnamon and sugar, and molasses. In addition, when a pancake is occasionally served as a dessert, toppings such as ice cream, chocolate syrup, and various fruits are often used.

The thick batter contains eggs, flour, milk, and a leavening agent such as baking powder. The batter can have ingredients such as buttermilk, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, apples, chocolate chips, cheese, or sugar added. Spices such as cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg can also be used. Yogurt may be used to give the pancakes a relatively moist consistency. Pancakes may be ⅓ inch thick and about 4 inches in diameter.

In the US, Mexico and Canada, the franchised restaurant chain International House of Pancakes (IHOP) serves pancakes all day. The Original Pancake House is another chain of pancake restaurants across the US, and Walker Brothers is a series of pancake houses in the Chicago area that developed as a franchised spin-off of The Original Pancake House.

Pancakes and syrup at a pancake feed event

The popularity of pancakes in Australia has spawned the Pancake Parlour and Pancakes on the Rocks franchised restaurants. In British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, the restaurant chain De Dutch serves Dutch and Flemish-style pannenkoeken.

Pancakes are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday, which is known as “Pancake Day” in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia, and “Pancake Tuesday” in Ireland and Scotland. (Shrove Tuesday is better known in the United States, France, and other countries as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday.) Historically, pancakes were made on Shrove Tuesday so that the last of the fat or lard was used up before Lent. No meat products should be eaten during Lent.

 

Healthy Pancake Recipes

October 3, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Pancake Recipes. Start you mornings off right with these Delicious and Healthy Pancake Recipes with recipes including; Strawberry Pancakes, Apple Puffed Oven Pancake, and Whole-Grain Buttermilk Pancakes. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Pancake Recipes
Find healthy, delicious pancake recipes including blueberry, banana, chocolate chip and low-calorie pancakes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Strawberry Pancakes
Every day should start with a stack of strawberry pancakes. These old-fashioned pancakes are made with white whole-wheat flour so you get a bit of whole grain in every bite, but they’re still lightly and fluffy, just like your family likes…………………

Apple Puffed Oven Pancake
Apple pie spice is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves or ginger. If you don’t have any on hand, you can substitute cinnamon and a dash of cloves in the recipe……………

Whole-Grain Buttermilk Pancakes
This healthy whole-grain buttermilk pancake recipe uses 100% whole-wheat flour, heart-healthy canola oil and just a tablespoon of sugar. Compared to most store-bought mixes or a classic recipe, this recipe saves about 30 calories, 3 grams saturated fat and 4 grams total sugar per serving, plus you’ll dish up 2 extra grams of fiber. If you want to experiment with different types of whole grains, replace up to ½ cup of the whole-wheat flour with cornmeal, oats and/or buckwheat flour. Or add extra fiber and omega-3s by adding up to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or chia seeds……………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pancake Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18659/mealtimes/breakfast-brunch/pancakes/

Kitchen Hint of the Day

October 3, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Love those Pancakes………..

Instead of butter, use Olive Oil – To prevent pancakes from burning, use olive oil! Butter can easily burn on the stove, but olive oil gives pancakes nice, crispy edges without burning them. Olive oil will prevent your pancakes from sticking to the griddle, too. You’ll know when your pan is hot enough when the olive oil easily moves around your griddle.

* Thank you to Maddie for passing this hint along to share.

Healthy Pancake Recipes

September 18, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Healthy Pancake Recipes from the EatingWell website and Magazine. Delicious and Healthy Pancake Recipes with recipes including; Triple-Grain Flapjacks, Corn Pancakes with BBQ Pulled Turkey and Coleslaw, and Berry Swirl Pancakes. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Pancake Recipes
Find healthy, delicious pancake recipes including blueberry, banana, chocolate chip and low-calorie pancakes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Triple-Grain Flapjacks
Cornmeal, rolled oats, and wheat flour are the trio of grains in these pancakes. Chopped dried cherries or cranberries are also good choices in place of the optional blueberries or currants……….

Corn Pancakes with BBQ Pulled Turkey and Coleslaw
Corn pancakes topped with turkey in homemade barbecue sauce and coleslaw will become one of your favorites, especially if you love breakfast-for-dinner………….

Berry Swirl Pancakes
Adding applesauce to these Berry Swirl Pancakes ensures helps to reduce sugar content and ensures that they will be moist and delicious for breakfast………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pancake Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18659/mealtimes/breakfast-brunch/pancakes/

Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

August 20, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Vegetarian Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Vegetarian Recipes with recipes including; Apple Ricotta Pancakes, Greek Spinach Pie Calzone, and Slow-Cooker Vegetable Stew.Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Plus you subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine. Each issue packed with Healthy and Delicious Recipes and Healthy Living Tips and Ideas. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

Find healthy, delicious vegetarian recipes including vegetarian breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Apple Ricotta Pancakes
These healthy apple pancakes puff to perfection thanks to the right combination of ingredients, including a mixture of double-acting baking powder and baking soda (using both ensures the batter will spread out evenly and rise well). Ricotta cheese makes pancakes moister than using milk alone, and it packs nearly four times more protein than whole milk. Walnut oil is full of healthy fats and has a rich, nutty flavor, and white whole-wheat flour packs in more fiber than all-purpose flour. A bit of buttermilk adds a nice tang to these flapjacks. All in all, it adds up to a healthy breakfast that’s sure to impress…………………..

Greek Spinach Pie Calzone
This spinach pie-inspired calzone is stuffed with the traditional spanakopita filling, but is made with prepared pizza dough so it’s much easier than making pies with phyllo. Serve this easy calzone recipe for a weeknight dinner, or slice them and serve as part of a casual party spread…….

Slow-Cooker Vegetable Stew
Potatoes and beans make this tomato-based crock-pot vegetable stew super-hearty. You could also add briefly sautéed chunks of zucchini or fresh corn kernels just before serving, or add another can of cannellini beans for more substance. A dollop of pesto on top is also super-delicious. Adding homemade garlic croutons is an easy way to elevate this healthy dinner…………

* Clickthe link below to get all the Healthy Vegetarian Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18005/lifestyle-diets/vegetarian/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 9, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Breakfast idea………….

For a quick and healthy breakfast, make waffles and pancakes ahead of time, then freeze them. When you and your family are ready to eat, pop them in the toaster to reheat. This tip saves both time and money.

Healthy, Quick and Easy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

August 6, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy, Quick and Easy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes . Healthy and Delicious Breakfast and Brunch recipes including recipes like; Triple-Grain Flapjacks, Banana-Stuffed French Toast, and Goat Cheese and Fresh Herb Omelet. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy, Quick and Easy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
Find healthy, delicious quick and easy breakfast and brunch recipes including eggs, pancakes, muffins and pastries. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Triple-Grain Flapjacks
Cornmeal, rolled oats, and wheat flour are the trio of grains in these pancakes. Chopped dried cherries or cranberries are also good choices in place of the optional blueberries or currants……..

Banana-Stuffed French Toast
Making French toast for the family doesn’t have to mean lots of last-minute fuss—not if you make this mouthwatering health-minded baked version that’s stuffed with banana……….

Goat Cheese and Fresh Herb Omelet
The secret to this easy omelet recipe is choosing a really great goat cheese. Luckily most supermarkets have great chevre—Vermont Creamery and Laura Chenel are straightforward varieties you’re likely to find. If you’ve got access to funky local options, bust them out for this quick breakfast recipe. Aside from the goat cheese, eggs and herbs, you need just a few pantry ingredients and 20 minutes for one of the best omelets you can make……………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy, Quick and Easy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18642/cooking-methods-styles/quick-easy/breakfast/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 10, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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When making Pancakes………

Add a little sugar to your batter of pancakes and waffles to make them brown more quickly.

Healthy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

June 18, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes like; Banana-Bran Muffins, Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tacos, and Triple-Grain Flapjacks. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website and while there you can subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
Find healthy, delicious breakfast and brunch recipes including eggs, pancakes, muffins and pastries. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Banana-Bran Muffins
By the end of the week, any bananas left in the fruit bowl are past their prime—just right for these moist bran muffins. Add a handful of dark chocolate chips to entice children to enjoy a fiber-rich treat………

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tacos
Breakfast tacos are quintessential morning eats in Austin, but with this breakfast taco recipe you can enjoy them wherever you are. The smoky, earthy ancho chile salsa is what makes these extra-special, though for a quicker weekday breakfast, feel free to swap in your favorite store-bought salsa………….

Triple-Grain Flapjacks
Cornmeal, rolled oats, and wheat flour are the trio of grains in these pancakes. Chopped dried cherries or cranberries are also good choices in place of the optional blueberries or currants…….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17916/mealtimes/breakfast-brunch/

Healthy Cinnamon Recipes

March 7, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Cinnamon Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Cinnamon Recipes with recipes including; Pork Tenderloin with Sweet-Spiced Onions, Apple Dutch Baby Pancake, and Cinnamon Streusel Rolls. Find these recipes and more at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Cinnamon Recipes
Find healthy, delicious cinnamon recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Pork Tenderloin with Sweet-Spiced Onions
A cinnamon-allspice rub adds intriguing flavor to the pork tenderloin in this one-dish meal. Served alongside an easy couscous, pea, and sliced almond mixture, the pork is topped with an orange-onion sauce that your family will love………

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake
This one-pan puffy oven-baked pancake recipe will wow brunch guests. Make it your own by swapping out the apple for pear slices, or switch up the spices and try cardamom or ginger in place of the cinnamon……….

Cinnamon Streusel Rolls
You don’t have to make a special trip to the bakery when you can whip up a batch of these heavenly cinnamon streusel rolls at home…….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Cinnamon Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/21643/ingredients/herbs-spices/spices/cinnamon/

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