In my previous post about pancake failure, I told the sad tale of pancakes I could use for wallpaper paste. I had just about given up, but as a bonafide Capricorn, I was determined to find a pancake recipe that would receive my husband’s seal of approval.
I had tried mixes but didn’t like any of them. I also tried rice flour, but they were bland. I even tried using bananas-that was an utter failure.
There was one mix I hadn’t tried-Bob’s red mill. Bob’s is known for its use of bean flours, which turn some people off. I had tried some of their mixes and didn’t like them for that reason. But at this point I was willing to try anything. Ok I thought, lets give it a whirl. I had nothing to lose.
The pancake recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of mix, one egg, one tablespoon of oil and a 3/4 cup of milk. The first thing I looked for was consistency. It actually looked like pancake batter.
Having read that adding an extra egg to gluten free mixes will boost fluffiness and flavor, I did just that.
I also added about a teaspoon of cinnamon and half a teaspoon of nutmeg. I fired up my nonstick frying pan, hit it with cooking spray, and made a test pancake. I learned my lesson the last time-make one, taste it and if necessary, throw out the rest of the batter. Don’t make a whole batch if they are yuck.
The pancake looked like it should. It walked like a duck, but would it quack?
Well-it wasn’t bad. I added a tablespoon of sugar to the rest of the batter. This might be a matter of taste, but it did help. It did taste a bit like, well, bean flour. But just a bit.
The batter made about eight pancakes. I ate three, but the real test was my husband. I told him I wouldn’t subject him to this pancake dinner trial after the last time. But I asked him to taste one. He did-he remarked “I can’t tell the difference”. Well, it looked like I had the Craig seal of approval. He said that the only difference he could see was they were more fluffy-not a bad thing.
I finally found a pancake I can live with. I would love to hear your pancake stories!