Sunday, March 3, 2013

Pancakes in THIS Kitchen?

by Leann

We are living in an old house while we work on the plan for our new home. Old, OLD house. Same old oven and stove from 1963. No surprise this past week that the oven heating element died.

While we waited for a new element that we found online (YAY!) I was craving pancakes. Now, with only one small frying pan--the other frying pans are all packed in a box somewhere--pancakes are a little difficult. I did it once, but then kept them warm in the oven as I made each one.

Thank goodness a recipe on Pinterest (a link from caught my eye. Pancakes in the Crock-pot! But of course the recipe uses eggs and I am allergic to eggs. I do, however, buy an Arrowhead Mills pancake mix that does not require eggs and makes delicious buttermilk pancakes. I decided to make up a batch of batter and throw it in the Crock-pot on high for a couple hours.

Low and behold, it worked! The pancakes are thicker--sort of like a cake--but the taste is the same. Of course anything with real maple syrup and butter is delish! Try it sometime. (You do have to spray that Crock-pot good with cooking spray). The pancakes weren't all that pretty, but it solved a problem.

Why is it that when an appliance breaks, I always seem to crave something that requires that appliance? Ever happen to you?

PS--Heating element arrived and we now have an oven again. The internet is so great!


Aurian said...

Lol, the taste is all that matters in the end :).
I do wonder if I would burn less food if I used a crockpot myself (I loose track of time when reading, while I should attend the kitchen ...)

Ellery Adams said...

I think this is a brilliant idea! Kind of like a pancake coffee cake. Can't go wrong with that!

Debra said...

I made rissotto in the slow cooker and it came out better than the stove top kind. I can't swear it was this particular recipe but it looks similar.

Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks Debra! I'm going to try it!

Rachelle21 said...

When we had a stove fire, we had to think of ways to cook. We used an electric fry pan and cooked outside with a hibachi. I think the fire was a blessing because the old stove was electric and I am used to gas. We bought a gas stove that had been sitting in the gas company office and have had it ever since.