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Rebecca

Well there is always so much to learn at Cornflower. I had never heard of hotcakes before, love the idea of adding cinnamony apples though.

Ruth M.

Chop the apples fine and add them to the batter next time... I prefer mine with strawberries and powdered sugar instead of syrup... and did you know today Shrove Tuesday is also called Pancake Day? For eating up all the yummy stuff before lent.

Mary

In the U.S. these are usually referred to as pancakes. Our favorite way to make them (usually for Sunday breakfast) is to add fresh blueberries to the mix before cooking them. And frankly, pure maple syrup makes all the difference. I pour a bit on the side of the plate and then dip each piece into it as I go. Keeps the pancake from absorbing all the goodness too soon.

My DH family is from Vermont and his grandparents had a farm where they made their own syrup (very long process which is why is it so expensive). We still try to order a supply from the people who bought the farm.

Darlene

My heart is melting at the look of hopeful anticipation on your lovely dog's faces!

blackbird

Some call them hotcakes in this house and some call them pancakes too. Make with buttermilk and both baking powder and baking soda so that they are light and fluffy. Served up with butter and maple syrup or raspberry jam or just cinnamon and sugar. We have them almost every weekend and yes, the dog gets a taste too.

CN

Well, pancakes do tend to have a lot of baking powder...so I am not sure they were supposed to be "chewy" but it is good that you liked them anyways! The picture of your dogs is so cute!

LoriAngela

We have a big church Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday. Some people like them thick and fluffy, but my Paw likes them really thin and stacked high. We like to use local fruit syrups from the Okanagan Valley or real maple syrup. I now make mine from a local flour mill's mix that is all whole wheat and flax and "forest floor scrapings"
My big black dog looks just like yours when it's time to clean the plates.

Sharon@sharonlovejoy.com

My stomach growled as I read this. And speaking of reading...I want to read EVERYTHING pictured on sides of your blog. So luscious.

I traveled in my VW camper with two poodles in the 60s. Sometimes when we would pull into town we would connect with old timers who talked about Steinbeck. We followed his trail and went everywhere he traveled in the States. I remember one gnarled old gentlemen sprinting out of his apartment above a restaurant in Vermont and he yelled, "I saw the old guy with the dog Charley here!" and he sat and chatted us up about Steinbeck.

All joys to you and I will return often.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

P.S. Pure Maine Grade B (believe it or not, B is better than A) maple syrup is the best, despite what Vermonters say.

Cornflower

Sharon, that's fantastic - you're our link with the great man, as it were!

Mary

Sharon, I agree with you on the Grade B maple syrup. Grade A, while pure, is a bit too thin on pancakes. Now if you were having Sugar on Snow...(maple syrup poured on fresh snow--there are recipes for this)...then grade A would be great.

Boo

LOVE your labs!!! I have one at home that looks just like them! And, I knew, without reading your post that they were waiting for food! They just have THAT look! :)

Rotisserie Chicken Recipe

The first two pics look great...yap, yap....I don`t think I`ve tried to eat something like this by now.

Julie Fredericksen

We call them pancakes here. We usually have them "straight up" (nothing added). They are supposed to be light and fluffy, not chewy, unless there's a filling. If I had to put anything in my pancakes it would be blueberries, or for a heartier dish, pieces of bacon. That's what my mom did if she made them for an evening meal. Our Gracie loves pancakes - she gets the edges where there's just a bit of butter and maple syrup.

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