Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My desire for pancakes vs. Eli Roth

Thanks to Eli Roth, whenever I think of pancakes, I think of the movie Cabin Fever. If you haven't seen the movie, there's an awkward scene where a child yells “pancakes” a few times, does a crazy kick-flip and then bites a guy. It'll stick with you. At any rate, Eli Roth, and the movies he makes, generally don't put me in the mood for eating (either that or they make me strangely ravenous). However, my friend Alice recently sent me her mom's pancake recipe and I may be in the mood for pancakes more often. The only word I can really think of to describe these is perfect. They had a lovely amount of fluff and absorbed the perfect amount of syrup. Another benefit? You don't have to let the batter sit, you can immediately get started on your pancakes. Near instantaneous, delicious pancakes? Eli Roth, you've been pushed to second place. The recipe is as follows (with notes from Alice included!): 

Alice's Mom's Pancakes
1/2 c. whole wheat flour (I usually use spelt flour 'cause its delicious)
1/2 c. white flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. vanilla almond milk (or soy, whatever)
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. oil

Blend liquid ingredients separately from dry ingredients.  Blend them all together just until moistened.  Add enough additional water to make right consistency (Thanks, Mom. Super helpful).  Heat pan over medium to medium-high heat, then add oil and heat.  Pour batter into pan and fry until bubbles form on top, then flip. Add blueberries or chocochips or nuts or whatever before flipping.  


  1. Oh snap. I forgot about that part! In the movie that is...

  2. It's probably the best part too!

  3. Hooray! Reg almond milk with 1 tsp vanilla extract works well, too. My blog is embarrassing and neglected.

  4. Those look like some amazing pancakes.

  5. Omigoodness! I always try to forget that part. Bahahahaha. I love me some pancakes!