Atta Ikede

June 13, 2009

For fluffy pancakes …

Filed under: Uncategorized — attaikede @ 10:57 am

… use half pastry flour! Yup! It really works.

I’ve been using up various things from my cupboards so that I have less stuff to move. I made pancakes this morning to get rid of 2 cups of flour and a half opened bag of chocolate chips.

Martha Stewart’s Pancake 101 tipsheet warned against making pancakes with bread flour (too tough) or cake flour (too soft .. gets soggy when syrup is added), but I figured half pastry half all purpose could be a good combo.

And it was!

Just one word of caution: real maple syrup has to be refrigerated! Although I was raised on Aunt Jemima (butter flavour .. it’s unholy), I bought overpriced real maple syrup last year at Safeway, mainly because it said “Made in Canada” on the label.  I didn’t refrigerate it. It went moldy.



  1. I better refrigerate mine then….

    Comment by picnic buddy — June 15, 2009 @ 9:20 am

  2. There’s no maple syrup here!
    Not that I’m a huge fan of it but still! That’s when you know you’re stranded on some ‘little’ island in the middle of nowhere.

    Comment by rabbitdownunder — June 20, 2009 @ 5:07 pm

  3. Shocking! Pretty much all the real maple syrup I’ve seen here is from Quebec. I know they make it domestically too, like from Vermont and places like that, but I guess Safeway doesn’t carry those brands.

    Comment by attaikede — June 21, 2009 @ 12:56 am

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