July 18, 2010

The pancake house

It's Sunday morning again.  Pancake time.  I am crazy every time I ask Grumpy what he wants for breakfast on a weekend because the answer is always "cakes".  These are pancakes I made last weekend.  I happened to see the recipe on allrecipes.com as their recipe of the day and decided why not?

I am not sure why these are Canadian....seems pretty universal to me but anyway, my mom makes a recipe similar to this.  I should have known better than to think that just because I was using a recipe with a different name that I could make them turn out as yummy as hers.  This is why I don't try to make certain recipes of hers very often.  Because hers are better than mine.  I make the Fluffy Pancake recipe much better than this one.  Oh, it was good, but not my mom's!  Grumpy still ate them but when I make pancakes this weekend I will be back to my favorite Fluffy Pancake one (or maybe I'll try Rachelle's favorite one!)

These pancakes were topped with fresh homemade strawberry rhubarb jam.  I made the Berry Rhubarb Jam recipe but subbed strawberries instead of Raspberries.  Yummy.


Fluffy Canadian Pancakes
Adapted from allrecipes.com

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients. Stir in milk and egg yolk until smooth.
In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium high heat. Pour the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides; serve hot with your favorite topping!

21 comments:

pegasuslegend said...

I love the pancakes, and the jam... both look scrumptious, Grumpy your a lucky man!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Oooh I love strawberry rhubarb anything! Sounds great for a pancake topping! (I made some this morning with sausage crumbles in them)

Jeanette said...

These pancakes sound delish!

The Mom Chef said...

The pancakes look good but is that seriously raspberry rhubarb jam? That sounds outstanding and looks tres yummy!!

Mags said...

These would be great topped with my homemade strawberry freezer jam. Such a nice change from maple syrup, yes?

Carol Egbert said...

The pancakes with strawberry jam look delicious!! I like the top pancakes with fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar.

Jessica said...

Yum...strawberry rhubarb! I love pancakes and when I'm hungry I think I could eat a dozen, but after two I'm pretty much done! lol

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Kristen said...

Looks like my American pancakes too! Fluffy is good in either country :)

Barbara Bakes said...

We often eat pancakes every weekend too. Sounds like a fabulous way to top them.

Magic of Spice said...

Perfect pancakes...they look wonderful!

Daily Freebies said...

They look awesome, very mouth watering! Mmmm- nice work! :)

CookiePie said...

Those look pretty darn delicious to me!!! I know what you mean, though -- my mom's always a great cook, but there are a few things that are so delicious, it's magical. I can make the same recipe, but it doesn't taste as good as hers!

Natalie said...

I love jam on pancakes and haven't done that in so long. Yours look so good!

Cookin' Canuck said...

I don't know why these would be considered Canadian, either. Love the strawberry rhubarb jam on top.

Cheryl said...

That sure sounds like a light and fluffy pancake, YUM

Pam said...

Can I come to your house for breakfast? These look amazing.

Anh said...

oh, Canadian pancakes? New to me and they look good!

Kathleen said...

Oh yummy! I adore pancakes!!! Hope your summer is going wonderfully!!!

Thomas Andrew said...

There is nothing better than a nice stack of fluffy pancakes!

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog said...

So wonderful pancakes! Why Canadian? Here are similar too!

The topping with strawberry rhubarb jam is glorious :))

Cheers,

Gera

baking.serendipity said...

Pancakes are simply the best breakfast food. I love them with jam, and yours look perfect!

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