Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pancakes - a work in progress

Pancakes are one of my most favorite foods. I have been working on a gluten free pancake recipe for over a year now. (Ok, not supper diligently and I haven't written down any of the recipes.)

But in the past week I have had my hand at two batches and I discovered that the batch without xanthan gum had a much better texture.

I call this progress, delicious progress.


  1. In the meantime... johnnycakes? Also, have you tried modifying sweet potato pancakes? Buckwheat (since I don't think my recipe is 100% buckwheat—hmm, wonder where I put it)?

    It is probably obvious that someone went to the Deluxe Town Diner this past weekend. Thanks, Mom and Dad!

  2. Yes - I LOVE johnnycakes! But I still want to figure out a light and fluffy buttermilk pancake.

    I have added a small amount of almond meal and that works well. Even though it is gluten-free, I am not 100% in love with buckwheat; but I do like it in savory things, just not my pancakes.

    This last batch were the closest I have come - I think the batter just needs to rest a bit before being cooked because it wasn't completely mixed together and even a small lump of rice flour is nasty.