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    Judy Haffner Guest

    Default Make Waffles/Pancake Batter Yourself - Or Use Mixes?


    So many people I know buy the waffle and pancake mixes in bags or boxes
    and use them, rather than make them from "scratch", and I don't think
    they are near as good as homemade. I've always made my own, as that way
    too, I can adjust the salt, sugar, etc.

    Do you have a favorite kind of pancake, such as blueberry, sourdough,
    buckwheat, or maybe even chocolate chip or pumpkin, etc.? Also do you
    prefer Belgium waffles over just the regular ones? I make the regular
    waffles mostly, using buttermilk. Hubby likes them for supper rather
    than breakfast. Today I made us buttermilk pancakes with fresh
    blueberries in them (from Costco).

    What do you like on your pancake, or waffles? I mostly have them with
    syrup, and not pure maple either, as guess I am an odd-ball, but I don't
    care for it, and using Mrs. Butterworths at this time. Hubby likes his
    with just butter and nothing else.

    Judy


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    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Make Waffles/Pancake Batter Yourself - Or Use Mixes?

    On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:20:11 -0800, [email protected] (Judy Haffner)
    wrote:

    >
    >So many people I know buy the waffle and pancake mixes in bags or boxes
    >and use them, rather than make them from "scratch", and I don't think
    >they are near as good as homemade. I've always made my own, as that way
    >too, I can adjust the salt, sugar, etc.


    I use Bisquick for waffles. Pancakes I make with my late
    mother-in-law's recipe- A little sour cream & a lot of egg was her
    'secret'.
    >
    >Do you have a favorite kind of pancake, such as blueberry, sourdough,
    >buckwheat, or maybe even chocolate chip or pumpkin, etc.?


    Blueberry- frozen or fresh. Buckwheat every 3-4 years.

    >Also do you
    >prefer Belgium waffles over just the regular ones?


    'regular' - but with more of a crunchy texture that what I usually get
    at a diner.

    >waffles mostly, using buttermilk. Hubby likes them for supper rather
    >than breakfast. Today I made us buttermilk pancakes with fresh
    >blueberries in them (from Costco).
    >
    >What do you like on your pancake, or waffles? I mostly have them with
    >syrup, and not pure maple either, as guess I am an odd-ball, but I don't
    >care for it, and using Mrs. Butterworths at this time. Hubby likes his
    >with just butter and nothing else.
    >


    Either real maple syrup-- or, I confess, Mrs. Butterworths. [though
    every couple of years I'll just pour on the blackstrap molasses.]

    I'll add some cinnamon and sugar sometimes. [probably ought to say I
    *used* to-- haven't done that in years.]

    A couple hours later, if there are leftover pancakes, I'll make a
    jelly roll for a snack.

    We stayed at a nice hotel in VT a couple weeks ago. The syrup they
    served with breakfast was excellent. We asked at the desk if it was
    local syrup and the girl said she thought it was from NY.

    The next morning I asked the cook. He wouldn't tell me *where* it
    was from, but assured me it was real maple - but not from Vermont.

    Jim

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    Kalmia Guest

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    My method is cheaper and more nutritious. I mix up large batches of the dry ingredients and oil, store in a tight lidded jar, ( includes whole wheat flour, oatmeal etc) a toss in an egg and plain yogurt. The batter is ready in about 2 minutes.

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    Ophelia Guest

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    "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > My method is cheaper and more nutritious. I mix up large batches of the
    > dry ingredients and oil, store in a tight lidded jar, ( includes whole
    > wheat flour, oatmeal etc) a toss in an egg and plain yogurt. The batter
    > is ready in about 2 minutes.


    Hey how about some quantities here?

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:20:11 -0800, [email protected] (Judy Haffner)
    wrote:

    >
    >So many people I know buy the waffle and pancake mixes in bags or boxes
    >and use them, rather than make them from "scratch", and I don't think
    >they are near as good as homemade. I've always made my own, as that way
    >too, I can adjust the salt, sugar, etc.
    >
    >Do you have a favorite kind of pancake, such as blueberry, sourdough,
    >buckwheat, or maybe even chocolate chip or pumpkin, etc.? Also do you
    >prefer Belgium waffles over just the regular ones? I make the regular
    >waffles mostly, using buttermilk. Hubby likes them for supper rather
    >than breakfast. Today I made us buttermilk pancakes with fresh
    >blueberries in them (from Costco).
    >
    >What do you like on your pancake, or waffles? I mostly have them with
    >syrup, and not pure maple either, as guess I am an odd-ball, but I don't
    >care for it, and using Mrs. Butterworths at this time. Hubby likes his
    >with just butter and nothing else.
    >
    >Judy


    I detest pancakes and waffles. I really like Freedom Toast and Crepes

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    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Make Waffles/Pancake Batter Yourself - Or Use Mixes?

    On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:31:47 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >My method is cheaper and more nutritious.


    I don't know what that is cheaper or more nutritious than-- but I
    gotta say that when I'm eating pancakes or waffles, neither economy
    nor nutrition are my goal.<g>

    Jim

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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Make Waffles/Pancake Batter Yourself - Or Use Mixes?

    On 10/10/2012 11:04 AM, Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    > On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:31:47 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> My method is cheaper and more nutritious.

    >
    > I don't know what that is cheaper or more nutritious than-- but I
    > gotta say that when I'm eating pancakes or waffles, neither economy
    > nor nutrition are my goal.<g>
    >
    > Jim
    >


    I love those giant bags of pancake mix from the warehouse stores. I dump
    some in a bowl and add some water and mix with a wire whisk. I can mix
    up a batch in about a minute. It's amazing! For waffles, I add some oil
    and maybe some vanilla. The mix tastes fine as long as it hasn't been
    sitting around too long. Making batter from scratch is OK too as long as
    the flour hasn't been sitting around too long but I don't see much point
    in taking the time to mix it up.

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 10/10/2012 2:20 PM, Judy Haffner wrote:
    >
    > So many people I know buy the waffle and pancake mixes in bags or boxes
    > and use them, rather than make them from "scratch", and I don't think
    > they are near as good as homemade. I've always made my own, as that way
    > too, I can adjust the salt, sugar, etc.
    >
    > Do you have a favorite kind of pancake, such as blueberry, sourdough,
    > buckwheat, or maybe even chocolate chip or pumpkin, etc.? Also do you
    > prefer Belgium waffles over just the regular ones? I make the regular
    > waffles mostly, using buttermilk. Hubby likes them for supper rather
    > than breakfast. Today I made us buttermilk pancakes with fresh
    > blueberries in them (from Costco).
    >
    > What do you like on your pancake, or waffles? I mostly have them with
    > syrup, and not pure maple either, as guess I am an odd-ball, but I don't
    > care for it, and using Mrs. Butterworths at this time. Hubby likes his
    > with just butter and nothing else.
    >


    I always make them from scratch. Posts here about how good some batters
    can be inspired me to try one (for buttermilk). Nope. Back t scratch.


    >



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    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 10/10/2012 5:04 PM, Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    > On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:31:47 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> My method is cheaper and more nutritious.

    >
    > I don't know what that is cheaper or more nutritious than-- but I
    > gotta say that when I'm eating pancakes or waffles, neither economy
    > nor nutrition are my goal.<g>
    >


    Good idea. Good pancakes and waffles are hard to beat. Besides, most
    mixes still require that you add milk, eggs and oil, which are the
    expensive ingredients. I tried a mix that required only water, which
    would make it cheaper, but ..... really.... eggs, flour and milk? It all
    goes to hell without good syrup, and that is going to cost more than the
    ingredients.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Make Waffles/Pancake Batter Yourself - Or Use Mixes?

    On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:20:11 -0800, [email protected] (Judy Haffner)
    wrote:

    >
    > So many people I know buy the waffle and pancake mixes in bags or boxes
    > and use them, rather than make them from "scratch", and I don't think
    > they are near as good as homemade. I've always made my own, as that way
    > too, I can adjust the salt, sugar, etc.
    >
    > Do you have a favorite kind of pancake, such as blueberry, sourdough,
    > buckwheat, or maybe even chocolate chip or pumpkin, etc.? Also do you
    > prefer Belgium waffles over just the regular ones? I make the regular
    > waffles mostly, using buttermilk. Hubby likes them for supper rather
    > than breakfast. Today I made us buttermilk pancakes with fresh
    > blueberries in them (from Costco).
    >
    > What do you like on your pancake, or waffles? I mostly have them with
    > syrup, and not pure maple either, as guess I am an odd-ball, but I don't
    > care for it, and using Mrs. Butterworths at this time. Hubby likes his
    > with just butter and nothing else.
    >

    I suck at making pancake batter, even when using somebody's
    grandmother's recipe that I loved when the person who gave it to me
    made them... so I prefer to use a mix on those rare occasions that I
    try making them. As far as what I like on my pancakes - I like
    copious amounts of butter and real maple syrup. Nothing else will do.

    I'm not particular about what form my waffles come in, but my waffle
    maker is the belgian type (although I don't limit it to only cooking
    belgian pancake batter).


    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

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    Chemo Guest

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    On Oct 10, 1:51*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:20:11 -0800, jhaff...@webtv.net (Judy Haffner)
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >So many people I know buy the waffle and pancake mixes in bags or boxes
    > >and use them, rather than make them from "scratch", and I don't think
    > >they are near as good as homemade. I've always made my own, as that way
    > >too, I can adjust the salt, sugar, etc.

    >
    > >Do you have a favorite kind of pancake, such as blueberry, sourdough,
    > >buckwheat, or maybe even chocolate chip or pumpkin, etc.? Also do you
    > >prefer Belgium waffles over just the regular ones? I make the regular
    > >waffles mostly, using buttermilk. Hubby likes them for supper rather
    > >than breakfast. Today I made us buttermilk pancakes with fresh
    > >blueberries in them (from Costco).

    >
    > >What do you like on your pancake, or waffles? I mostly have them with
    > >syrup, and not pure maple either, as guess I am an odd-ball, but I don't
    > >care for it, and using Mrs. Butterworths at this time. Hubby likes his
    > >with just butter and nothing else.

    >
    > >Judy

    >
    > I detest pancakes and waffles. *I really like Freedom Toast and Crepes


    You forgot to add eggo's

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Make Waffles/Pancake Batter Yourself - Or Use Mixes?

    On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:35:12 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:20:11 -0800, [email protected] (Judy Haffner)
    >wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> So many people I know buy the waffle and pancake mixes in bags or boxes
    >> and use them, rather than make them from "scratch", and I don't think
    >> they are near as good as homemade. I've always made my own, as that way
    >> too, I can adjust the salt, sugar, etc.
    >>
    >> Do you have a favorite kind of pancake, such as blueberry, sourdough,
    >> buckwheat, or maybe even chocolate chip or pumpkin, etc.? Also do you
    >> prefer Belgium waffles over just the regular ones? I make the regular
    >> waffles mostly, using buttermilk. Hubby likes them for supper rather
    >> than breakfast. Today I made us buttermilk pancakes with fresh
    >> blueberries in them (from Costco).
    >>
    >> What do you like on your pancake, or waffles? I mostly have them with
    >> syrup, and not pure maple either, as guess I am an odd-ball, but I don't
    >> care for it, and using Mrs. Butterworths at this time. Hubby likes his
    >> with just butter and nothing else.
    >>

    >I suck at making pancake batter, even when using somebody's
    >grandmother's recipe that I loved when the person who gave it to me
    >made them... so I prefer to use a mix on those rare occasions that I
    >try making them. As far as what I like on my pancakes - I like
    >copious amounts of butter and real maple syrup. Nothing else will do.


    I'm not much of a pancake eater but the couple times a year I indulge
    I insist on a knob of butter and a fried runny egg between each one in
    the stack, no syrup, the runny egg yolk and melted butter is all
    pancakes need. Another great version is sailer pancakes, fry up
    hamsteaks and pour pancake batter over and then griddle them per
    usual, then float those boats in warmed maple syrup.

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Make Waffles/Pancake Batter Yourself - Or Use Mixes?

    On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:40:27 -0700 (PDT), Chemo
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Oct 10, 1:51*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >> On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:20:11 -0800, jhaff...@webtv.net (Judy Haffner)
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >So many people I know buy the waffle and pancake mixes in bags or boxes
    >> >and use them, rather than make them from "scratch", and I don't think
    >> >they are near as good as homemade. I've always made my own, as that way
    >> >too, I can adjust the salt, sugar, etc.

    >>
    >> >Do you have a favorite kind of pancake, such as blueberry, sourdough,
    >> >buckwheat, or maybe even chocolate chip or pumpkin, etc.? Also do you
    >> >prefer Belgium waffles over just the regular ones? I make the regular
    >> >waffles mostly, using buttermilk. Hubby likes them for supper rather
    >> >than breakfast. Today I made us buttermilk pancakes with fresh
    >> >blueberries in them (from Costco).

    >>
    >> >What do you like on your pancake, or waffles? I mostly have them with
    >> >syrup, and not pure maple either, as guess I am an odd-ball, but I don't
    >> >care for it, and using Mrs. Butterworths at this time. Hubby likes his
    >> >with just butter and nothing else.

    >>
    >> >Judy

    >>
    >> I detest pancakes and waffles. *I really like Freedom Toast and Crepes

    >
    >You forgot to add eggo's


    Don't laugh but I used to keep Eggos in my freezer for when the grands
    visited. They begged for them but then they'd swish them about on
    their plate with lots of syrup going everywhere. Then one day I
    decided to get rid of the stash but even the critters wouldn't eat
    them. I don't know how anyone can eat those things.

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    pltrgyst Guest

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    (FWIW, it's "Belgian waffles".)

    We love pancakes, French toast (especially made with challah or
    brioche), regular waffles, and crepes, and have them in rotation for
    breakfast every Sunday.

    I've tried every waffle/pancake recipe I've come across, but still
    haven't found one that I like as much as Aunt Jemima Original. 8;(

    We never add anything to the mix itself, just as toppings.

    I don't like maple flavor in or on anything, so I top mine with berry
    syrup, berries, or cinnamon sugar and butter.

    -- Larry





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    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 10/10/2012 4:51 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:

    >
    > I detest pancakes and waffles. I really like Freedom Toast and Crepes
    >

    Do you serve it on a water board?

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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

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    On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:20:11 -0800, [email protected] (Judy Haffner)
    wrote:

    >
    >So many people I know buy the waffle and pancake mixes in bags or boxes
    >and use them, rather than make them from "scratch", and I don't think
    >they are near as good as homemade. I've always made my own, as that way
    >too, I can adjust the salt, sugar, etc.


    Scratch also. I make eight cups of flour so I have enough dry mix for
    four batches. Add buttermilk, eggs, a touch of vanilla later.


    >
    >Do you have a favorite kind of pancake,


    Blueberry. About a pint to a batch.



    >
    >What do you like on your pancake, or waffles?



    Real maple syrup, grade B.

    I also use leftover pancakes for breakfast during the week. I put
    them in the toaster to heat up. On a small plate, I re-heat a couple
    of strips of bacon and pour a little syrup, microwave for 20 to 30
    seconds and then when the pancakes pop, put them on top of the warm
    syrup. Pretty easy at 5:30 in the morning

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    pltrgyst Guest

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    On 10/10/12 10:59 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    >.... Pretty easy at 5:30 in the morning


    I have it on good authority that there are no hours before 9 in the morning.

    -- Larry


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    projectile vomit chick Guest

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    On Oct 10, 7:20*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >
    > I'm not much of a pancake eater but the couple times a year I indulge
    > I insist on a knob of butter and a fried runny egg between each one in
    > the stack, no syrup, the runny egg yolk and melted butter is all
    > pancakes need. *Another great version is sailer pancakes, fry up
    > hamsteaks and pour pancake batter over and then griddle them per
    > usual, then float those boats in warmed maple syrup.


    Hey, that sounds good! I bet that would be a big hit at the
    dinnertable some night : D

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    MotoFox Guest

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    Depends on what's in the house. Most of the time I'll just make them of
    Bisquick. Failling that I'll use the tried-and-true Betty Crocker 1982
    Cookbook recipe. Thankfully I don't have to do that often, as Mum usually
    keeps an ample supply of Bisquick in the house (buys the giant boxes at
    Costco. I'd get it myself but Cash & Carry doesn't carry the stuff.)


    And it came to pass that Judy Haffner delivered the following message
    unto the people, saying~

    > What do you like on your pancakes or waffles? I mostly have them with
    > syrup, and not pure maple either, as guess I am an odd-ball, but I don't
    > care for it, and using Mrs. Butterworths at this time. Hubby likes his
    > with just butter and nothing else.


    I mostly have them with syrup, and not pure maple either, as guess I am an
    odd-ball, but I don't care for it, and am using Mrs. Butterworth's at this
    time.

    (Can't stand that "pure" stuff. Yecchtt.)

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    Gary Guest

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    Judy Haffner wrote:
    >
    > So many people I know buy the waffle and pancake mixes in bags or boxes
    > and use them, rather than make them from "scratch", and I don't think
    > they are near as good as homemade. I've always made my own, as that way
    > too, I can adjust the salt, sugar, etc.
    >
    > Do you have a favorite kind of pancake,


    I never make waffles. Easier just to buy frozen ones occasionally.
    As for pancakes, I always make them from scratch using the old Betty Crocker
    recipe. I do add twice the milk though so mine are very thin and moist, more
    like crepes.

    G.

    On them, I add butter to each then syrup. Real maple syrup is good but I
    like the generic stuff ok too...like Hungry Jack, which is what I have here
    now.

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