My morbid fascination with recipes is unfortunately not something shared by my husband. He loves to cook but I would classify his interest in recipes as a -27 on a scale of 1 to 10. He avoids them like the plague. Imagine my surprise when I had to literally wrestle the Crepes, Waffles & Pancakes! cookbook away from him. Not only that but he has the next several weekends meals all planned out using the recipes found inside.
One does have to admit that even the fussiest eater would find a number of tempting recipes to enjoy. Even better, those of us who are rather bored with pancakes, were never much of a waffle enthusiast and has never been terribly successful with crepes, can find help and inspiration within the pages of Crepes, Waffles & Pancakes!.
As author Kathryn Hawkins mentions in her Introduction, ‘There are hundreds of variations ranging from the plain and simple to the exotic and indulgent; the thin and the thick; and the smooth and the textured.’ No matter from what culture you descend, I am sure there is a pancake (or similar variation) memory to be had.
Beginning with the ‘Important Ingredients’ Crepes, Waffles & Pancakes! covers everything you need to know before you start cooking. Equipment is an important detail to consider and is thoroughly covered giving you the pros and cons of each type of pan and maker and covering other important tools you will need to consider.
Once you have the background covered you will move on to ‘The Perfect Batter’ which provides several basic recipes (from which most of the recipes derive) and also includes important variations such as Gluten-Free, butter reduced and flavoured batters among several others. Storage and serving tips are offered as well.
After all of these sections you will no likely be melting into puddle of anticipation and you won’t be disappointed. Recipe sections include ‘Breakfast & Brunch’, ‘Main Meals’, ‘Specialty’, ‘Desserts’, ‘Snacks’ and ‘Accompaniments’. From the Mail Meals section enjoy this luscious recipe: