Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Appreciating Mark Bittman: perfect pancakes

I love Mark Bittman. His recipes are always straight-forward and just work. I’m so glad he’s blogging for the New York Times – you can never have enough Bittman. A while back he did a piece on the perfect pancake. Four different fool-proof versions to try. I love the fluffy rendition that features ricotta. He’s right – why do so many people buy pancake mix when it’s almost as quick to whip up your own batch?

Check it out.

16 comments:

Y said...

I don't know why anyone would want to buy pancake mix either, when the best pancakes (like yours) are always homemade!

juliette c. said...

I totally agree with y: the best pancakes are always homemade :-)

Meeta said...

I prefer making homemade pancakes to any storebought mixes. I always add ricotta to my pancakes because it gives it a great flavor. Sabra, these look gorgeous!

Lisa S. said...

I've also used cottage cheese in the batter before. Delicious & filling!

Patricia Scarpin said...

If that isn't a perfect breakfast, I don't know what is. amazing photo, as usual.

Arfi Binsted said...

i usually use gluten-free flour to make pancakes for they make crusty 'skin'. but using self-rising flour i think can be enjoyable as well that will give smoother and softer texture. love it for brunch!

catchall fan in brooklyn said...

Can vouch first hand that your pancakes are stellar. MMMM! Great photo.

Ivy said...

I concur completely!
Why get mix?

bee said...

dear sabra,
there's something for you at jugalbandi. congratulations!!!

eliza said...

i've made pancakes with ricotta before and i agreed, it's fluffier than regular pancake recipe. thumbs up for Mark Bittman!

gkbloodsugar said...

The man knows how it's done.
Oh yeah.

Andrea said...

I've never understood the pancake mix thing either. I've tried ricotta pancakes before, and they are crazy good, especially with a little orange zest. Mark Bittman is great, and you should probably be doing his photography for him!

marz said...

hi, new to ur blog.
just wanna say ur photos are great.
i like this pancake one as well.

ive tried to make it with cottage cheese too. its good.
im gonna try these ricotta ones.
thanks for the tip.
btw, may i ask, what camera ur using for ur photos? they turn out great. do put them in raw?

Batman Costume said...

I love pancakes

skrockodile (sabra) said...

Thanks for all of the pancake enthusiasm guys!!!!
I love the idea of cottage cheese - I'll have to try that too.
Arfi - gluten-free, huh? Never heard that trick - will definitely check that out!
Re: cameras, etc., - if you hop over to flickr (link on the right) you will see all of my camera data loads for each photo.
Thanks again!
-Sabra

maggie said...

These look great. I like Bittman, too, though I did NOT have success with his most recent recipe for quick whole wheat no-knead bread. Your pancakes look delicious, though!

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