Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Original Pancake House

The Original Pancake House is on the corner of Cheshire Bridge Road and La Vista.  It's part of a small chain with only a few locations in each city. One of their secrets is the enzymes they put in their pancakes, which give them a special tang.  I'm not sure exactly what these enzymes are, but they seem to be related to sourdough.

Since it's strawberry season somewhere in the world, I decided on the strawberry pancakes.  They didn't disappoint.  The strawberries were fresh and in large pieces.  The pancakes were served with whipped cream, butter, and strawberry syrup in addition to the usual pancake syrup. The pancakes are thick and rich.

On a recent visit, my mom and I shared the baked apple pancake, a childhood favorite.  It takes forever to prepare because it is huge, thick, and rich.  The two of us together couldn't eat more than half of it.  It was wonderful.  And this is the sort of dish that is both hard to find and something you are unlikely to make for yourself.  (Do you really want to get up an hour early on Sunday to put your pancake in the oven?)

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1 comment:

  1. Dr.Wolf, I went to the Original Pancake House when I was a student in Buffalo. My favorite back then is: "dutch baby". Since we don't have this restaurant here. I tried to make it myself. This is the recipe I followed:

    http://whatscookingamerica.net/Eggs/GermanPancake.htm

    It actually came out pretty good. :))

    Angela

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