A pancake twist..something new

United States
April 10, 2007 3:19pm CST
The other day I tried something new, and it was so good, I want to share it with you. I made my regular pancakes, and you can use a mix or from scratch the way you always make it. The twist is when they are on the grill, drizzle a little jar preserves of your choice, I used strawberrys and orange marmalade for variety on each one. Take a fork and stightly mix it into a swirl right away,adding a tiny bit of batter to cover it then flip as usual when ready, but watch so it won't burn. It was really great.
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18 responses
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
10 Apr 07
Margie this sounds wonderful. I do not like my pancakes real sweet. This is a way to get just a bit of sweet in the pancakes without having to control the sweetness with syrup! I also don't like it when syrup makes my pancakes soggy, and this would cut out the soggy issue too! What a great idea! I bet strawberrry ppreseves would be decadent! Thanks for the idea!
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• United States
10 Apr 07
Read what I wrote above when making them. Enjoy.
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@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
10 Apr 07
What a great idea! I always love fresh fruit, but sometimes it's not available when you start whipping up the batter. However, we always have fruit preserves in the house. I'll have to try this the next time I make pancakes. Thanks for the great tip!
• United States
10 Apr 07
Same problem here. That is why I tried this, but, don't put alot on each pancake. Maybe only a tsp. and swirl it in, and cover with a bit of batter so when you flip it, it doesn't burn.
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@krebstar5 (1266)
• United States
10 Apr 07
That does sounds pretty good! I also like to add a bit of cinnimon to my pancake batter for some extra taste.
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• United States
10 Apr 07
I like that too. I even add sugar to the batter.
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@anewlevel (174)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I just had a fantastic idea to add to this discussion. Combine sugar and cinnamon and pour it through a skinny funnel in a swirl pattern while the first side of your pancake is cooking. It would taste like cinnamon buns!
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• United States
10 Apr 07
Wow, super idea. Thanks sweetie, I will give it a try too.
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@Connie1013 (1098)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I have done that with fresh fruit before. It keeps the blueberrys from making blue batter. LOL Fresh strawberries are really good too. I had never thought of using canned or jarred. Thank you!
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• United States
10 Apr 07
I do the fresh or frozen fruit too. This is good also, give it a try.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
11 Apr 07
Pancakes  - pancakes with a little jam over the top
Oh great I love pancakes with a twist, oh this sounds wonderful and oh so yummy, I shall have to add this one to my recipe collection and try it oh yes I shall be careful that it does not burn I shall let you know when I have tried it.
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• United States
11 Apr 07
That sounds delightful. What a neat change of pace? I bet my hubby would really love it if I tried that with the strawberry preserves. You always have such inventive ideas, I love them. Thank you. +++++
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@GardenGerty (115076)
• United States
11 Apr 07
Hey, friend, when are you going to open a homecooking cafe? People would pay good money to eat this way. It sounds really yummy. You could promote your gourmet pancakes.
@lyndee22 (1211)
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
You have shared a great idea. I always do my pancake in ordinary way. Reading this added another info and surely will make another taste for pancakes. I'll experiment topping it with an strawberry flavored icing.
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
10 Apr 07
That sounds like a delicious idea! The next time that I make pancakes for my daughter I will have to try this. She loves pancakes and she loves for me to try new things with them. We have done chocolate chips, nuts, butterscotch chips, etc. but I never thought about preserves. Thanks!!
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
10 Apr 07
Thanks for the great tip. I sure will try this with varity of fruits. Thanks for sharing.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
11 Apr 07
I am actually having pancakes for breakfast in the morning so will try it with the jam and see what it's like. Thanks Margie.
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• Australia
11 Apr 07
Yummmmy, it is so amazing what you can do with a basic pancake batter. We have a sugar/Chocalate grinder, a little on top is yummm. When the cupboard is bare, I always try to make sure I have flour & eggs somewhere, with that you can make anything. I'm told I make a pretty decent yorkshire pud, a savory pancake batter, cooked in the oven in muffin/cupcake pan with oil in the bottom of the muffin containers. Great to pad out a roast meal with gravey.
@Munira (484)
• United States
11 Apr 07
Yum. I just love pancakes.
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• United States
11 Apr 07
That sounds absolutely delicious. My grandkids are coming over to spend the night this Friday and on Saturday mornings I always fix them eggs and pancakes. I will do the pancake twist and surprise them. They always like it when I add something to the batter like applesauce,banana's,strawberry's,chocolate chips or anything else I can think of that will go along with pancakes. They absolutely love it. They will go crazy over this. I had not thought of doing this before. Thanks for the great idea.
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@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
13 Jun 07
that's a cute idea! I think the preserves must be more liquid, since the ones I use are usually quite viscous and will not drizzle well. This is like pancakes with a surprise inside. Thanks for the suggestion, I hope I get down to trying it someday!
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
i think im gonna try what you did. from the way it sounds, i think it'll be great...
• United States
11 Apr 07
sounds delicious and as i love pancakes im going to try it !hope it will also work with diabetic preseves I dont see why it wont !