I’ve been playing around with pancakes. A few weeks ago I wanted to use some apple slices in a pancake so I put some on top then sprinkled it with cinnamon and sugar and slid it under the broiler so it had a crunchy top. Last weekend I did the same thing but with a pear and just sugar. I think I’m on to something.
I made some basic pancake batter from How To Cook Everything, and added a little vanilla to the batter because I was feeling fancy. I poured a thick pancake into a small pan, put thin pear slices on top and covered it with some foil. After the bubbles had risen and the pancake had cooked to the point the top surface looked almost done. I sprinkled it with sugar and put it under the broiler. (If I had thought ahead I would have used my small cast iron pan so I could have just moved it from stove to oven.)
We had plenty of pancake batter left over so we made a cinnamon sugar pancake the same way.
This one had a satisfyingly crunchy top but I didn’t think it was cinnamon-y enough.
Next I have an idea that involves gathering a few special ingredients together.