Pam’s perfect pancakes

Corn pancakes with blueberry syrup

I may not have worked on this book, but I wish did because Pam Anderson and I think alike about food. Sure, I appreciate recipes — I’m a cookbook editor after all. But my idea of a great recipe is a master technique, a recipe which, once learned, can be tweaked and adapted so you can make it your own. As luck would have it, that’s what Cook Without a Book: Meatless Meals is all about.

Corn pancakes

This “master” recipe is for perfect pancakes, a variation with corn kernels added to the batter. I used my Calphalon Unison non-stick griddle, which I love — special thanks to the folks at Calphalon for donating these to attendees at Eat Write Retreat. I’d never owned a griddle pan before, and now I’m not sure how I lived without it.

Corn pancakes

Of course the pancakes cooked up beautifully. The blueberry syrup “recipe” is easy enough to whip up in minutes — just simmer some fresh blueberries in corn syrup while you make the pancake batter. Now that I know how simple it is to make my own fruity syrup, I’m hooked. What’s most interesting to me is that I’d never think to pair corn with blueberries, but they go together beautifully. Now I can’t wait to try more recipes from Pam’s new book.

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4 Responses to Pam’s perfect pancakes

  1. Jen Kim says:

    perfect start to a cozy sunday morning :-)

  2. georgiecakes says:

    I;m making these for the munchkins on Thanksgiving day.

  3. I’ve been waiting for an ebook version of this to come out, but I might have to bite the bullet and find room on my shelf for one more “real” book.

  4. I didn’t know Pam had a cookbook coming out? Wow. Good for her. I love to hear stories of fellow food bloggers turned authors.
    And you know, I still have my 2 Caphalon non stick pans from 6 years ago. In great shape still; even the non stick is still in tact. I’m just careful of the sponges I use on it to wash.

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