Dorie Greenspan suggests that pancakes are the oldest hot food known to humankind. This flippant book provides recipes for everything from basic flapjacks to sophisticated crepes, blintzes, and savory surprises. Well-written directions make them all look foolproof. Greenspan gives all the advice you need on equipment and ingredients to ensure that even a novice will turn out pancakes like a pro. As in her book on waffles, Greenspan proves she's one of the most appealing creative cooks around.
From Library Journal
Greenspan, the author of Baking with Julia (reviewed above), takes pancakes to new heights in this inspired collection of more than 85 recipes. In addition to basic pancakes, she includes crepes, potato pancakes, German pancakes, and blintzes to serve for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. They range from traditional Basic Buttermilk Pancakes and homey Banana-Pecan Pancakes with Buttery Bananas to exotic Sweet Potato-Chipotle and elegant Cherry Chocolate Blintzes. Many are quick and call for ingredients most cooks have on hand. There are also imaginative syrups, salsas, sauces, and ice creams. All the recipes provide serving suggestions, and Greenspan's detailed instructions leave nothing to chance. She also includes make-ahead and freezing directions. A delightful book; highly recommended.?Susan Lantzius, formerly Pastry Chef, San Domenico, New York
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