I have not posted in awhile….. it seems :-/
I have been concentrating most of my energy right now on my garden. I just put my Tomato and pepper plants in the ground and I planted almost all my other stuff about a week and a half ago and it is fun to see all the little baby plants coming up In my next post I will share with you what I have been doing with my garden this year.
Enough about my gardening fetish and lets move onto Pancakes!
I saw a while back someone somewhere talk about how they make pancakes in their Quesadilla maker and I thought to myself, Don’t I have a quesadilla maker? So entered my dark cave (garage) where I store all my rarely used appliances and sure enough there it sat way up high on a tall shelf where it has literally collected dust for about 3 years maybe 4?
I had forgotten I had it! I could have used this all this last year as my 3 year old has begged me for quesadillas for lunch.
I wanted to also try this IHOP pancake recipe I found on pinterest;. I thought it would be fun to try them both out and have breakfast for dinner.
They were so Yummy! I doubled the recipe and after a family of 6 people ate this is how much was left pictured above. I also added blueberries to half the batch. What I liked about them is they reminded me a little bit of heaviness of German pancakes, but with a lighter texture. I also found these smaller triangles were perfect sized for my 3 year old who cannot normally finish a big pancake.
1. spray your Quesadilla maker with cooking spray before you pour the pancake batter in.
2. I poured about a 1/4 cup per triangle section.
3. Cook for about 2 min. It gets pretty hot so check it at about a min and a half and poke the fattest part. if batter oozes out you know you need to shut it and cook a little longer. But I found two minutes was pretty perfect except for the batches I made with blueberries had to go a little longer than 2 min.
4. You can pull it out as one big pancake with triangle sections still attached per each persons plate. or break it up in smaller triangles like I did for people to take as much as they wanted. I did find that people ate 5-6 triangles(besides the 3 year old she had two) so it came out to about the same.
5. For the pancake recipe I did not have buttermilk so I just added 2 tablespoons of vinegar per 1 and 1/4 cups of milk. since I doubled my recipe It was 4 tablespoons of vinegar and 2 1/2 cups of milk. I still added a little more milk than they said because the batter was still a little heavy and thick
So if you have a Quesadilla Maker that you have not used in awhile, or have debated if it needs to go off to the thrift store. Try using it for other things besides Quesadillas Every time I type the word quesadilla I hear the way Napoleon Dynamites grandma says quesadilla