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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Food in Film: Pancakes

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

A food addict and connoisseur of tasteful films reviews Food in Film, starring...

… Pancakes

As in GIANT pancakes! When Buck (John Candy) makes pancakes for his nephew's birthday, he goes all out in major proportions... pancakes so large he has to flip them with a snow shovel. "This is where you separate the men from the boys." Gigantic goodness! (Uncle Buck, 1989)

BUCK
I hope you're hungry!
You should see the toast.
I couldn't even get it through the door.



The first time I made pancakes for my husband, he was filled with dread, unsure how to let me know he hated pancakes. I use the past tense because up until he had mine he hated them. Turns out that his mom made pancakes so thick he could barely choke them down, but mine were light and thin. 

My mom made delicious hotcakes (as we called them), and my favorite topping was her homemade chokecherry syrup. Oh how I miss that! 

How do you like your pancakes?

16 comments:

  1. Hi Trudy - our pancakes relate to Shrove Tuesday here in the UK ... and ours are thin, rolled and served with lemon and sugar - positively wonderful ... no wonder your hubby hated his mother's pancakes - your idea of chokeberry syrup sounds delicious ...

    The pancakes in Uncle Buck ... probably made for a good laugh - cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/p-is-for-pigs.html

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    1. Uncle Buck's pancakes certainly add visual humor to the scene. If I'm ever in the UK, I will look for pancakes. Are they served at other times? Or only for Shrove Tuesday?

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  2. ^ I haven't has UK-style pancakes in many years - Hilary's reply is bringing back memories and hunger pangs!

    US style I am good with them light, and drizzled in maple syrup.

    Phillip | P is for Paper Bags

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    1. Well, now I'm hungry for UK-style pancakes, too, and I've never had them!

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  3. oooh pancakes! my mom makes the best. she doesn't even measure anymore. they sound soooo yummy right now.

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    1. Hat's off to your mom who doesn't measure! I need a recipe for probably 99% of what I cook. (I tend to get distracted, so I need a reference in front of me.)

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  4. I love pancakes. My favorite are blueberry pancakes with butter and real maple syrup.

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    1. Ooooo yes. Blueberry pancakes are delicious. I also like pancakes with raspberries on top. And I love pure maple syrup!

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  5. I have mine exactly the same as Hilary - sugar, lemon juice and rolled up on Shrove Tuesday - better known as Pancake Day here!

    Another day in Amble Bay!

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    1. So is it similar to a crepe, and rolled up?

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  6. I cannot do gluten anymore so I don't really do pancakes like I used to. Also cut way back on sugar, so my fav REAL maple syrup on bisquick pancakes is not on my menu.
    It's been ages since I've had chokecherry jelly! Never had the syrup, but I'll bet it is great, too. Mom made chokecherry jelly when I was a child. Brings back lots of memories of making hideaways in the chokecherry bushes and trying to eat those puckery berries right off the bushes.
    Donna Smith
    Mainely Write
    PBE4UGO

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    1. Oooo... chokecherry jelly would be wonderful, too!

      I think because my mom usually made our syrups, and we had it hot off the stove, I still prefer hot syrup with pancakes. (Organic 100% maple syrup.)

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  7. I love pancakes and I especially love them at non-breakfast times. My favorite are blueberry with maple syrup. Of course potato pancakes are pretty delicious as well.

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    1. I haven't had potato pancakes in years. That sounds yummy!

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  8. Cranberry pecan buttermilk pancakes with real maple syrup (recipe on my blog). I love most breakfast foods. I also have seen that movie many times. Watched it with my boys when they were young.

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    1. Cranberry pecan buttermilk pancakes... mmm mm mm... that sounds delicious. I went to your website and saved the recipe. Thanks!

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