A little artwork here!

A little artwork here!

Just the smell of bacon and pancakes is GOOD!  The taste is even better.  It was a great day in the laboratory.  I love it, the power of “teacher persuasion”.  It is so funny sometimes how you can put a firecracker under students to get them motivated.  All of them worked so diligently today to beat the clock and they did!  Congratulations on a job well done.

I have tried many recipes for pancakes and coming from a make from scratch kind of cook this is not easy for me to say, but BISQUICK pancakes are the best. You can’t seem to go wrong with a little Betty Crocker.  I have been using this recipe for about 20 years in the classroom.  It is almost foolproof.  Alas, read my last paragraph and you can mess this up.

I used their website on my smartboard to show the recipe and to give tips for making pancakes.  It is a great way to start a demo.  I use a teflon skillet that will cook six pancakes at a time.  Along with this we discussed the labels on two different kinds of bacon and discovered how misleading they can be.  Who would have thought that companies would try to get us to purchase their product by fooling us????

As you can see from the photos they all turned out great.  To add a little extra each group invited an adult guest.  You know what that means–they have to talk!  Oh, wait they can do that well.  Table conversation with an adult is quite different.  It was all good though.  I was impressed.

One little”oops” that turned into a great learning experience.  I tasted a group’s pancakes that were quite horrible. I questioned them and “no ma’m we did not measure incorrectly .”  BUT looking at the box of Bisquick brought from home lo and behold the use by date was 2007. What can I say?   They made another recipe quite hurriedly and they were very good.

Another great day in my cooking world,

The Teacher Cooks



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5 responses to “FLUFFY PANCAKES

  1. tinnia adams

    ummm yummy ..they were pretty easy to make !!!!!!

  2. Jennifer Pham

    Pancakes in 1st period… how great is that. If we missed breakfast, we would still be able to eat when we get to your class. Our pancakes came out fluffy and delicious. 🙂

  3. Ashley Maryniak

    I always thought that pressing down pancakes would make them cook faster, but i never thought that it would make them less fluffy!

  4. Bisquick saved our lives when we lived in Ohio.
    We moved there from Australia and it quickly became our go to mix when we wanted pancakes.

    Mum couldn’t find the basics for them but she did find Bisquick. A similar incident also got us addicted to Betty Crocker Frosting……… Which you can now get in Australia!

    Love your blog by the way

  5. This was my favorite food that we made this year. To start with i was scared that I would mess up. I did not mess up though. I am so happy that we made this. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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