Thin, soggy pancakes January 11, 2002 2:13 PM   Subscribe

I realize pancake recipes have been done to death already, but
the subject ought to be brought up in light of those thin, soggy looking things.
posted by majick to General Weblog-Related at 2:13 PM (21 comments total)

Not that it isn't a good thing to have pancakes, even thin, soggy looking ones. But still.... back of the Bisquick box, big guy. They're much fluffier'n that.
posted by majick at 2:14 PM on January 11, 2002

And before everyone goes hopping down my throat? Please note the bulge on the side of my face. That's my tongue, poking at my cheek.
posted by majick at 2:15 PM on January 11, 2002

I like thin pancakes better than the big poofy ones, which make me feel sick about 15 minutes after I eat them. I think it's psychosomatically linked to the mental picture of poofy pancakes expanding in my stomach and making my other internal organs crowded and uncomfortable.
posted by jennyb at 2:18 PM on January 11, 2002

Yours is of course a perfectly valid opinion, jennyb, but... if it's not prying, why in the world do you get a mental picture of pancakes expanding uncontrollably in the first place? It can't be too common to imagine one's food growing internally, can it?
posted by majick at 2:24 PM on January 11, 2002

I imagine it everytime I eat beef jerky. Mmm... jerky.
posted by insomnyuk at 2:32 PM on January 11, 2002

They were buckwheat flapjacks with some oats in them, not some store bought, high perservative, fluffy, tasteless dough circles. They're thin 'n hearty.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:37 PM on January 11, 2002

jennyb, I am in complete agreement. Thin pancakes are the bomb. In fact, McDonald's pancakes are some of the best.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:04 PM on January 11, 2002

thin pancakes you can roll...sort of a hybrid swedish style.
posted by th3ph17 at 3:16 PM on January 11, 2002

Three words, people: blue corn meal.

Pancakes with some cornmeal in 'em are really, really, incredibly good. Light vanilla, touch of lemon zest, mmm... But then, I'm some sort of freak, because I don't like em flat enough. Are those thin extra-chewy pancakes an east coast thing or something, or am I just living a sheltered life? My grandma made the paper-thin, stinky sour buttermilk ones, so I tend to negatively associate thin pancakes with those.

I'm still finding it hard to believe people conceive of their chow mutating into some sort of monsterosity inside them, though, and the subject is curiously fascinating to me in that "wacky cultural disorder link of the day" -- hyar, hyar, lookit thems people, theys different from me -- kind of way.

oh, and mathowie? I was using you as a foil -- the real point was to start a pancake [recipe?] thread from your snapshot of tasty morning goodness. t'wasn't intended to sound as critical as I now realize it reads, and I most sincerely apologize for harshly criticizing your breakfast. My snarkiness gland is a little out of whack from sleep deprivation lately. I do hope you thoroughly enjoyed that stack.
posted by majick at 3:28 PM on January 11, 2002

Uh...crepes, anyone?
posted by metrocake at 3:38 PM on January 11, 2002

metrocake: alton brown covered crepes just recently on good eats. and now that you brought them up i may give them a go this weekend.

oh, he's also done a show on pancakes that's worth taking a look at.
posted by boogah at 4:02 PM on January 11, 2002

Ah, yes... Alton Brown, the Bill Nye of food porn. That's a nice little pancake writeup, thanks!
posted by majick at 4:51 PM on January 11, 2002

posted by jjg at 5:09 PM on January 11, 2002

posted by girlhacker at 5:15 PM on January 11, 2002

An off-topic question: When you see that pancake bunny, do you imagine it as having a voice? Like, I know it's stupid, but whenever I see it, I imagine it having a really gruff, construction-worker type voice, and it's saying, "Ehh, it's a living."

posted by Hildago at 5:51 PM on January 11, 2002

thats funny. perfect last comment of last thread to read today. hildago, how about a voice like this. [flash]
posted by th3ph17 at 6:09 PM on January 11, 2002

Best. Photoshopped bunny-with-pancake-on-head picture. Ever.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:31 PM on January 11, 2002

posted by jkottke at 11:26 PM on January 11, 2002

above. best. ever.

posted by ashbury at 11:33 PM on January 11, 2002

Hee. My new wallpaper.
I ain't been that disturbed since I saw the Shinning when I was 5.
posted by dong_resin at 1:18 AM on January 12, 2002

This will teach me to post to a pancake thread then forget about it...

But I think the expanding food visual comes from the overwhelmingly full feeling I get from eating fluffy pancakes. I'll be fine, eating and enjoying my breakfast, when suddenly I'll feel so full so fast I almost have to spit out whatever's in my mouth for fear of ending up like that big fat guy on The Meaning of Life. Being a visual thinker, I naturally attribute the feeling to pancakes that perform like those expanding sponge dinosaur capsules.

(As for the PhotoShop projects, I haven't laughed that hard since the first time I saw the Pancake Bunny, which made me laugh for about two weeks. Something about animals with things on their heads gets me every time. (The Miami Dolphins logo is an endless source of amusement to me.))
posted by jennyb at 2:01 PM on January 16, 2002

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