Sunday, October 26, 2008

smpx 19: oreo

We enjoyed the chocolatiness of s'mores pancakes a few weeks ago, so this week we decided to go with Oreo pancakes. We mixed up a small batch of pancake mix and added some crushed mini-Ores. The texture of the finished pancakes was great-- a mix of crunchy (cookie), creamy (filling), and spongey (pancake). They tasted pretty good, and the chocolate flavor wasn't overwhelming. Lots of fun!

*** 1/2
We give Oreo pancakes 3.5/5 stars.
Next week: strawberry?

Monday, October 20, 2008

smpx 18: mac & cheese

Lisa sent me this video of Kenny Shopsin making his famous mac & cheese pancakes. I knew we had to try them right away. It was as easy as adding cooked macaroni to the pancakes while on the griddle, then topping them with some cheese before flipping. The cheese made a really tasty crust and the inside was still gooey and cheesy.

We think these were better in concept than execution. I really wanted to like them, and usually we're all for the weirdness, but these were just... not that good.

We give mac & cheese pancakes 2/5 stars. We bumped Oreo back because of these, so we'll get back on track next week.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

smpx 17: carrot cake

We saw this post on Slashfood last week and knew we had to try carrot cake pancakes. The recipe is from Joy the Baker and we followed it exactly.

Grating carrots took forever, but it was worth it. The cream cheese frosting was perfect, too. Check out their picture, it's much prettier than ours (which was taken on my cell phone).

**** 1/2
We give carrot cake pancakes 4.5/5 stars. Next week: oreo?

Monday, October 6, 2008

smpx 16: want s'more?

My husband came up with the idea for this one. He crushed graham crackers in a plastic bag and then we mixed them into the batter. We dropped mini-marshmallows and chocolate chips onto the pancakes while they were cooking. The marshmallows melted and left pockets in the finished pancakes when they oozed all over the griddle, so the result was pretty gooey and messy.

They tasted like smores, though! To get the flavors right, I would say add twice as many marshmallows as you think you need, and half as many chocolate chips.

We give s'mores pancakes three stars. Next week: carrot cake pancakes?