Yeast Pancakes…Epic Fail

I am not invincible and sometimes I try a new recipe and it doesn’t work. This is one of those times. I kept seeing this episode of Diners Drive-ins and Dives where they made pancakes using yeast. I decided to try it and looked around on the web at recipes. This is the recipe I used:

1 ½ cups warm milk

2 tablespoons sugar

1 package yeast

2 eggs

2 ¼ cups flour

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup butter (melted)

I added:

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon lemon zest

You were supposed to just add the wet to the stirred together dry and allow to rise for 20 minutes. I did that but I doubled the recipe so maybe that caused a problem because some recipes cannot be doubled. I also, sob, used some of my handpicked blueberries. The last blueberries of the season too! When I removed the batter from my fridge it was so thick you could barely stir it so I added more milk to loosen it up. After a cup more of milk the batter was still so thick that it could barely be spread out into a round shape on the pan. The blueberries seemed to also prevent the interior from getting done. The result was a heavy pancake with a completely raw center. Epic Fail! I think from now on I will stick to traditional pancakes since even the parts that were cooked were not really good.

My point in posting something that I cooked that was lousy is to show you that even good cooks sometimes cook something bad. You have to try things. I made my first recipe up at 8 and since then I have cooked many things that were awful but I have made some really good things too. If you like you can give this recipe a try but I don’t recommend you double it or add fruit to the pancake. Maybe it will work better for you. Keep experimenting!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Marilyn Nemeth says:

    You can lonly

  2. Aunt Cindy in Texas says:

    One of my first attempts at cooking was sugar cookies but I put in one tablespoon of sugar instead of one cup…they were like vanilla flavored biscuits!

  3. tay says:

    You weren’t supposed to refrigerate the dough. That was part of the problem. You were supposed to just let the dough sit room temperature for about 20 minutes and cook it after that.

    1. raisingwerewolves says:

      I believe the recipe I found said to refrigerate the mixture so maybe I got a dud recipe. Anyhow I did allow the yeast to activate but I will try your suggestion and see if that helps. Thanks for the tip!

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