Searching for the Perfect Pancake

I have an idea in my mind of what I consider to be the perfect pancake.  It’s probably close to everyone else’s.  Fluffy and light yet substantial.  And I actually like mine a little undercooked in the middle.  I have yet to create this perfect pancake, but that’s okay ’cause I’ve got plenty of time to keep trying.  For a long while I used a whole wheat pancake mix and added applesauce and milk, and that sufficed but got me no closer to my pancake goal.  So this morning I tried the pancake recipe from VWAV.

Here’s an unintentional heart-shaped pancake.

pancake

These pancakes turned out more crepe-like for me, and I used the lesser amount of liquid.  They didn’t really puff up either.  I don’t think it’s a bad recipe, but for me it didn’t exactly work.  I’m going to try it again with a bit more flour for a thicker batter.  I topped my stack with blueberry syrup and a dollop of vanilla soy yogurt for good measure.

pancakes

And here’s my plate about 90 seconds later.

pancakes

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10 Comments »

  1. It’s the good thing of not having great expectations: all pancakes are equally welcome!

  2. FOOD TRANCE! << said

    that looks/looked utterly amazing!
    you sure eat fast!

    nice.
    /F/T/

  3. Jennifer said

    That looks so yummy! I understand why it was devoured!

    How cute that it accidently turned out looking like a heart. 🙂

  4. ashley 79 said

    I had the same results as you did with this recipe- my pancakes were very flat. But they’re still delicious! Just not super fluffy and tender.

  5. Jennifer said

    I got the Candle Cafe cookbook from the library (I *think* that is what it is called…) and slightly modified the pancake recipe in there. It is amazing!

    P.S. Thank you for linking to my blog! You made my day!

  6. pancakes? Crepes? Either way, it sounds delish to me!

    By the way, I forget if I already asked, but can I add you to my blogroll?

  7. Bonnie said

    But they look wonderful! I was just thinking about making that recipe the other day, too bad it’s not exactly what you were looking for. The ones you made do look very good – I can never get them that light and pretty, mine always kind of fall apart.

  8. veganhomemade said

    Alice – Very true. All pancakes are equally welcome in my tummy.

    Food Trance – Okay, maybe it was closer to 2 or 3 minutes. It was still fast.

    Ashley – I’m glad to hear that I’m not some freak who can’t follow a pancake recipe 🙂

    Jennifer – I got the Candle Cafe cookbook from the library the other day, so if it’s in there I will try it. And you’re welcome!

    Bonnie – I let the batter sit a while before I cooked ’em, and I also let the griddle heat up a good long time so the heat would be even and perfect. I think those are two pancake tips. All that waiting may have been why I ate so quickly when they were finally done.

    CCV – Yes, and thank you!

  9. those pancakes look very pretty and yummy! i too, enjoy a fluffy pancake! here is a link to my page with my favorite pancake recipe:

    http://veganaddict.wordpress.com/2008/04/07/brekkie-for-dinny/

    try them! they are super fluffy!

  10. […] quest has come to an end.  You may recall that I’ve been trying in vain to make what I consider the perfect pancake.  Well, I finally did it.  In a stroke of […]

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