Posts Tagged ‘pancake recipes’

National Pancake Day: Plain or Chocolate Chip?

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

National Pancake Day was this last week and I can’t believe I missed it! No worries because I just made “breakfast for dinner” including a batch of plain with maraschino cherries and chocolate chip pancakes (see photos of pancakes served on our Acaciaware plates). There’s something about pancakes that is basic, visceral and sugar high euphoria. However there is an ongoing debate about which version is better: plain pancakes with syrup or chocolate chip pancakes? I choose both syrup and chocolate chips (heavy on the chips) to satisfy both urges. Others don’t want to upset the natural balance of pancakes and maple syrup so they don’t like chocolate chips. Forget the fruit flavored syrups – only maple for me!

Another reason I wrote about pancakes is because I am pissed off with my local deli that..yes…sells pancakes. This otherwise good deli refuses to make pancakes with chocolate chips. Can you believe that!?? I finally asked the owner why and he said it made the grill too dirty. OMG WHAT A WEAK EXCUSE! What about blueberries on the menu – those aren’t dirty on the grill? I was so disappointed.

However I digress – for those of you who like banana pancakes, good for you. There is something unsatisfying to me using banana. However blueberry pancakes rank right up there with chocolate chip in my book. Some people use strawberries and I get that. I tend to be a sugar fanatic so I will use strawberry preserves, served along side apricot preserves. I admit syrup is not needed here because it gets in the way of the fruit flavored sugar high.

I don’t care if I am diabetic. There is nothing that is going to get in between me and my chocolate chip pancakes, period.

A Penchant for Pancakes

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Pacific Merchants Loves Pancakes

Here at Pacific Merchants, we’re pretty crazy about breakfast, especially our pancakes. Crepes, Latkes, Banana, or Blueberry- we don’t discriminate, we just love pancakes, whatever form they come in.

This week, we tried out some amazing cornmeal pancakes which were quite unlike any other we’ve tried before- so light and fluffy we ate breakfast for dinner! All this delicious breakfast fare got us thinking- we really want to hear what kinds of pancakes our blog readers and facebook fans are into. With that in mind, Pacific Merchants is excited to host our April Pancake Recipe Contest!

Win a Mixing Bowl

Mason Cash's Size 18 Mixing Bowl

Entering our contest is easy- simply become a fan of Mason Cash on Facebook and share your favorite pancake recipe on the wall (or, if it’s too long, post it into a discussion). We’ll be accepting entries until April 29th, so be sure and get yours in. Our winner will receive a size 18 Mason Cash mixing bowl, which holds 3.75 quarts!

Mason Cash & Company

We’re proud to be the United States distributor of Mason Cash, a 200 year old brand of English mixing bowls, pudding basins, and kitchen accessories. These bowls are not only beautiful, but ergonomic, and have been made with the same design for over 100 years. The brand is so popular that the Queen of England even uses the pudding basins each Christmas when she gives away Christmas Puddings to her employees and subjects!

We’re excited to see what our readers come up with, so get your entries in now so you can win our beautiful Mason Cash mixing bowl!


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