Now to the griping. Why do recipes never tell you the exact way to put the pancackle in the pan, in order to get the classic perfect pancackle? >.> <.<
Oh well. Nao I haz finally figured out that the key to the perfect pancackle is:
- Pancackle mix waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay thicker than the commercial pancackle mixes
- VERY low heat, the lowest possible (on a gas stove) without the fire going out
- Swirling the pancackle mix very slowly onto the greased pan, using the same motions one uses to get a soft-serve ice-cream outta a 7-11s icecream thingie, only in reverse
- Wait until the bottom is a lovely crumpet sorta bubbulatory mass
- Slide spatula carefully under pancackle
- Flip and cook for a few seconds more
- On to the next pancackle!
I think my crafting methods when it comes to cooking leave nuggetboy feeling slightly disturbed. -_- You see, I don't measure anything. >.> I just throw stuff in till it looks right.
With that in mind, (and yes, I know everyone reading this can prolly make perfect pancackles already but I don't care), here's the Nuggeteh Perfect Pancackle not-exactly-recipe:
2 gloppily full tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk
A hunk of salted butter, melted (about 2inches x 1inch x 1inch)
Orange cordial to taste (which really, we all know just means throw it in there till you feel like stopping)
Buttermilk... you guessed it.. to taste =P
Flour.. I have no idea how much, you'll see...
Baking powder ... about 1/8th of however much flour you use
- Mix all the wet stuff until it forms a smooth mixture with the approximate consistency of a protein shake.
- This is where the nuggeteh way gets a bit tricky... The idea is to whisk flour into the protein shake mixture until it has the consistency of a freshly glooped Mcd's milkshake. The thing is, I just eyeball how much flour will give me that consistency then add the baking powder to it, and whisk in the whole thing. I'm not sure it works as well if you whisk in the flour, THEN the baking powder but oh well...
- Grease pan with lots of butter
- Plop pancackle mix into pan as described above.
Makes about 5-6 pancackles.
After talking to Suicide Granny, apparently these instructions only apply for us MMO Crafting Cooks, who own only one pan, and most certainly do not own a cast-iron pan.
For cast-iron pans, the opposite of everything I said applies, and instead of waiting for crumpets, wait till half the bubbles of a crumpet.
It seems pans that belong to us MMO Crafting Cooks (as opposed to real cooks, who presumably have cast-iron pans) heat up way too fast, and get way too hot - which is why my method works.