05 March 2011

Pancake Day!

For Shrove Tuesday we will make a ton of crepes and fill them with a variety of goodies (both savory and sweet).  Here is the recipe (and some pictures from a test-run last month).  I have also included another yummy fried cake recipes (all are from my trusty Fannie Farmer Cookbook, unless noted)

"Like a velvet cake wrapped around a simple dress, they transform good leftovers"

2 eggs                     1 cup flour
1 cup milk               2 T. butter, melted
1/2 t. salt

Beat the eggs well, then beat in the milk, salt, flour, and butter.  Cover and let stand at least 30 minutes. Heat a 7-inch or 5-inch skillet or crepe until hot, then film it with butter or shortening, using a brush or a folded paper towel.  Using a ladle or small cup, pour in several tablespoons of batter, then quickly tilt the pan so that the batter spreads evenly in the thinnest possible layer.  (If there is too much batter, pour some back.)  Cook a few minutes, until the bottom is lightly browned and the edges lift easily from the pan.  The pancake should then slide loosely about in the pan.  Turn with a spatula and flip it over.  Cook for a few minutes (second side will have brown spots).  Grease pan again and repeat.  Toward the bottom of the bowl, if the batter gets thick, add more milk.  

*Cheese sauce: make 2 cups of white sauce (bechemal) and add 1 1/2 or 2 cups of swiss or cheddar cheese. 
*Snips of bacon and mushrooms fried together
*Creamy mushrooms
*Avocado slices
*Minced chicken in white sauce
*Cottage cheese with chives (cream cheese sounds better to me...)
*Grated cheese and bacon pieces
*Raspberry sauce and fresh whipped cream
* Lemon and brown sugar (we used honey)
*Powdered sugar
*Any jam, and, oh, yeah....
(Any other suggestions..??)

Crepes in the pan!
Main course: cheese filling

Sweeties, clockwise: apple butter, cherry jam, powdered sugar, honey and lemon juice
Son#1 mixing up the lemon and honey

Oatmeal Pancakes (16 cakes)

1/2 cup milk                       1/2 c. quick-cooking oatmeal
2 T. butter, melted              2 T. baking powder
1 egg                                 1/2 t. salt
2 T. flour

Heat milk and and stir in oatmeal.  Let sit 10 minutes.  Add rest of ingredients and cook as you do other pancakes (these are moister and heavier than normal flour pancakes).

Detailed recipe for making Buttermilk Pancakes (video and pictures included).


  1. I have an oatmeal pancake recipe I like, but I am going to try yours out too.
    My kids love crepes. Once in a while for breakfast I make crepes with some cottage cheese and cooked fruit (cooked in a saucepan with some sugar) rolled into them, and then throw a little dollop of whipped cream on top. Yum!

  2. Crepe suggestion- try Nutella! It is amazing.

    1. Also peanut butter on any type of pancake. Especially good after warming leftover pancakes in the toaster.