#EdenCooks - Buttermilk Pancakes and Brown Sugar Syrup - Mon 16 April, 8pm EST

Antipova Antipova


Welcome to the April Meeting of Eden Cooks! Eden Cooks is a cooking club for any interested members of the Eden community. We will meet on the forum to discuss everything from tips and pointers for less well-equipped kitchens, explanations of cooking terms, and important techniques. There will be a featured recipe each meeting, with pictures taken as I prepare it for you. I will cover some ingredient substitutions to make each recipe more friendly to people with dietary restrictions.


We've had plenty of exotic meeting topics over the last few months: Jamaican soup, Vietnamese pho, and the slightly indulgent chocolate truffles of February---so I thought April would be a good month to get back to basics. We'll be making buttermilk pancakes and homemade brown sugar syrup together. This is an excellent meal when you've just had a sleepover (we are Eden, after all! ) , and it can also make a great "oh dang, I'm really hungry and I don't have any fancy ingredients on hand!" rescue meal. You can save pancakes to make easy peanut butter sandwiches on for tomorrow's lunch, too.

The real reason I decided to feature buttermilk pancakes in this meeting is that I just learned that you can get a box mix for pancakes at the grocery store. This is crazy! Why pay $4 for a box of stuff when you could make the same meal for about $1, and know exactly what goes in it? So, if you want to cut your food bill a little bit this month, and impress your overnight guests, come learn to make your own delicious pancakes!


During the meeting, two $25 gift cards to EF will be awarded to the winner of a trivia contest from information that I will provide during the meeting, and to the first person to guess a lesser-known kitchen implement from pictures I'll show.

The meeting will take place on the EdenFantasys forum in this very thread at 8 pm EST on Monday, April 16th. I'm really excited to get back to my cooking roots with you all this meeting, so I can't wait to see you there!
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Starkiller87 Starkiller87
So pancakes are up there in my favorites. Cant wait, my pancakes always turn out different shapes and fluffinesses. (thats not a word). They taste good but hope to pick up tips on how to improve them though!
04/15/2012
Antipova Antipova
I'm looking forward to sharing! And hey Starkiller

Seriously guys, I know they're easy but this is going to be a really fun meeting!
04/15/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
Ooh, I don't make pancakes very often. I hope I can make this, but I know I'll be reading back through it if I don't!
04/16/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
We like breakfast for dinner, so this will work out well for me. I can't wait!
04/16/2012
Antipova Antipova
Starting to look up the trivia for tonight I'm so excited!
04/16/2012
ScarletFox ScarletFox
I am starting to have more time to really get into these chats, I cannot wait for this one. Pancakes are my favorite but I certainly know I would love how to make them for less.
04/16/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by ScarletFox
I am starting to have more time to really get into these chats, I cannot wait for this one. Pancakes are my favorite but I certainly know I would love how to make them for less.
Woohoo! I'm looking forward to sharing my family recipe with you
04/16/2012
Antipova Antipova
Just a half-hour, everyone!
04/16/2012
Antipova Antipova

20 minutes!

Here's something to ponder as everybody trickles in...

Have you ever been treated to a delicious breakfast you remember at someone else's house or at a hotel or bed & breakfast?
04/16/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Antipova

20 minutes!

Here's something to ponder as everybody trickles in...

Have you ever been treated to a delicious breakfast you remember at someone else's house or at a hotel or bed & breakfast?
NEEEEVVVER. but my boyfriend and I like grabbing breakfast for dinner at a diner every once in awhile.
04/16/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
NEEEEVVVER. but my boyfriend and I like grabbing breakfast for dinner at a diner every once in awhile.
See, that sounds tasty.

I think actually one of the best breakfasts I remember every having... one was at a bed and breakfast in Germany (with homemade jams, and soft-boiled eggs in egg cups...), and the other was a fantastic vegetable eggs benedict in the Seattle airport. Weird, right?
04/16/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Antipova
See, that sounds tasty.

I think actually one of the best breakfasts I remember every having... one was at a bed and breakfast in Germany (with homemade jams, and soft-boiled eggs in egg cups...), and the other was a fantastic vegetable eggs ... More
Ive never had eggs benedict. I really must.
04/16/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Ive never had eggs benedict. I really must.
!! Definitely!

I actually prefer topping it with a buerre blanc to a hollendaise. But both are tasty as all get-out.
04/16/2012
Ansley Ansley
What is up everyone? Having a great spring so far?
04/16/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Antipova
!! Definitely!

I actually prefer topping it with a buerre blanc to a hollendaise. But both are tasty as all get-out.
Oh you Julia, you and your buerre blanc.
04/16/2012
Antipova Antipova

One of my favorite uses for pancakes is to throw something together quickly when I have sleepover guests. They get to wake up to the delicious smells of syrup reducing and pancakes browning...

What do you serve for breakfast when you have sleepovers?
04/16/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Ansley
Oh you Julia, you and your buerre blanc.
It's easy an supremely delicious, what's not to love?
04/16/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova

One of my favorite uses for pancakes is to throw something together quickly when I have sleepover guests. They get to wake up to the delicious smells of syrup reducing and pancakes browning...

What do you serve for breakfast when you have ... More
doesnt have sleepover guests............
04/16/2012
Taylor Taylor
I had no idea one could make syrup. I guess that shows how much I cook lol. Hopefully pancakes will be simple enough for me to make
04/16/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova

One of my favorite uses for pancakes is to throw something together quickly when I have sleepover guests. They get to wake up to the delicious smells of syrup reducing and pancakes browning...

What do you serve for breakfast when you have ... More
I usually serve bacon, scrambled eggs, and biscuits with blackberry jelly. I find that I'm the only one who likes pancakes. So sad. They don't know what they're missing.
04/16/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Taylor
I had no idea one could make syrup. I guess that shows how much I cook lol. Hopefully pancakes will be simple enough for me to make
a big thing i had to learn with pancakes is really heating the pan beforehand and knowing when to flip them. if you figure those out you are golden!
04/16/2012
Taylor Taylor
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova

One of my favorite uses for pancakes is to throw something together quickly when I have sleepover guests. They get to wake up to the delicious smells of syrup reducing and pancakes browning...

What do you serve for breakfast when you have ... More
We usually go to IHOP the next morning. I don't think I've ever cooked for anyone after a sleepover. Maybe I should start.
04/16/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Ansley
I usually serve bacon, scrambled eggs, and biscuits with blackberry jelly. I find that I'm the only one who likes pancakes. So sad. They don't know what they're missing.
My boyfriend likes waffles. I keep meaning to get a waffle iron but havent yet.
04/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
OK Antipova, you can stop twisting my arm now.

Hey y'all, hope everyone is having a great day!
04/16/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Taylor
I had no idea one could make syrup. I guess that shows how much I cook lol. Hopefully pancakes will be simple enough for me to make
Both are totally simple enough! Just wait!
04/16/2012
ScarletFox ScarletFox
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova

One of my favorite uses for pancakes is to throw something together quickly when I have sleepover guests. They get to wake up to the delicious smells of syrup reducing and pancakes browning...

What do you serve for breakfast when you have ... More
We are waffles or breakfast tacos kind of people. As only one person sleeps over with me quite regularly.
04/16/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
OK Antipova, you can stop twisting my arm now.

Hey y'all, hope everyone is having a great day!
Haha, welcome Tim!



Welcome to the April meeting of Eden Cooks!

I'm really excited to be hosting this month---even though pancakes seem like a very simple meal (well, they are!) they can be a really great fun family activity, or an excellent way to wake up overnight guests. But most often, if I realize that I have let my refrigerator and cupboards get totally empty, and I'm starving and don't want to go to the store, I will throw together a batch of pancakes. I made this batch in 18 minutes!

On top of that, of course, they're absolutely delicious.

Trivia: Wheat, the second most important staple in the world (after rice), has been cultivated for at least 6,000 years.
04/16/2012
Say Say
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Originally posted by Antipova

One of my favorite uses for pancakes is to throw something together quickly when I have sleepover guests. They get to wake up to the delicious smells of syrup reducing and pancakes browning...

What do you serve for breakfast when you have ... More
It's all about the omelettes. French toast, if folks prefer sweetness.
04/16/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Antipova
Haha, welcome Tim!



Welcome to the April meeting of Eden Cooks!

I'm really excited to be hosting this month---even though pancakes seem like a very simple meal (well, they are!) they can be a really great fun family ... More
I actually knew that.
04/16/2012
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