Saturday, October 30, 2010


(OK, lame, but Halloween is all about being silly, no?)

Happy Halloween! We had these for dinner and also brunch. I was excited about these because I've never tried anything other than plain pancakes from scratch.

I didn't have allspice, so I added extra cinnamon, nutmeg, and added some freshly ground cloves. Apparently, the flavour of allspice closely resembles the mixture of those three spices.

I always feel so sciency when I use my mortar & pestle
The resulting batter seemed really thick...

I tried making a couple of pancakes with it but they turned out really thick and dense.

But after thinning it down with some extra milk, the pancakes turned out much better.

These tasted great with maple syrup! The spice in the pancakes went with the syrup really nicely.

Rather than making all of the pancakes and heating up the leftovers, I just stored the extra batter in an airtight container so that I could make fresh ones the next day, and it worked great!

1 comment:

  1. mmmm!!!!! what a good idea. I have a couple cans of pumpkin puree in my pantry.

    OH! What if I did these with caramelized apple slices?!