Saturday, February 16, 2008

We've arrived

We have reached the pinnacle of civilization. With organic pancakes in a can, there is quite literally nothing else to achieve.



Now if they can only get their distribution channels opened up to the East Coast, I'll be in heaven.

Pancakes are the one "simple" food I can't get right for love or money. This is exactly what I need.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

How cool is that! My only objection would be that the flour is still white flour (unbleached and organic notwithstanding). But then, I know from experience that getting whole wheat flour to produce pancakes and waffles is darn hard. Looks like a fun toy for all of those guys who are the flapjack flippers of their families (Trev included). :)

clumsy ox said...

Objections noted. And I have to admit they're valid.

Ames can make insanely great pancakes, mine are always an adventure in disappointment. In fact, I recently swore off all attempts to make pancakes: from now on I get them from Ames or a restaurant. And it's strange, since pancakes are such an Epicurean delight. You don't get to look like the Ox without having an appreciation for all things food.

Michelle said...

Have you tried homemade waffles? I'm a complete failure at making pancakes too, which is probably why I get such a kick out of making the waffles. Batter gets poured in, waffles come out...no flipping required (thank heavens).

Told Trev about your post, and his eyes lit up. If the canned pancakes ever travel to the far reaches of Alberta's north, he'll be seizing them off the shelf very quickly indeed.

Shan said...

Oh My Freaking Frackness, that is an ABOMINATION. Seriously, people, what a disgusting idea. I mean pancakes aren't easy ENOUGH to make, we have to squirt them out of a can now? Come on.

And ORGANIC sugary glue is still SUGARY GLUE.

Michelle, I have a wicked recipe for crepey-style pancakes (I find the 'fluffy' ones too stodgy) that you might like. Beat an egg til light yellow. Add 1 1/4 C milk, beat. Add 1 cup whole wheat flour. Beat. Add 1.5 T oil of your choice, or melted butter. Beat. Fry. Eat.

If you have tons of time, let it sit for an hour before frying. Or better yet, beat up, stick in fridge, cook in the morning. Bob's your uncle.

clumsy ox said...

I'm thinking that I with Shan on this one. MAYBE in a pinch. Or, MAYBE on your camping trip. Of course, if I tasted them and them were insanely good. . MAYBE. . .I am more than a bit dubious here.

clumsy ox said...

Who hijacked my ID?

Chuck said...

Good gravy...

Michelle said...

Thanks for the recipe, Shan, I will try it out. I don't think I'm actually expecting them to TASTE good, but the idea of spraying them into the pan just looks like fun. And I'm with you on the whole organic sugary glue thing - I saw organic pop tarts the other day, they made me giggle.

Gwen said...

Sweet sassy molassy! How old is that commercial?

Ames said...

Sorry about that, Ox. I was the one casting doubt on this technological miracle.

Shan said...

Gwen, this is new(ish) product. Go to www.batterblaster.com to check it out. That commercial would never work in canada, but I can see it doing well in the US.

laurenhcbc said...

I too have struggled with pancakes... until I tried Best Recipe's. As usual they are a lifesaver and I have yet to fail when using their recipe. Josh raves. :)