Pancake house pancakes originated far away from a pancake house. In Neolithic times, our ancestors combined ground wheat with birds eggs and goats milk. They could pour the resulting batter on a hot rock to cook it, and enjoy a tasty cake. Of course, as more refined methods surfaced, the modern pancake slowly surfaced.
My Pancake House Pancakes
You can, and many pancake houses do, purchase ready to pour batter, or premixed powders. However, nothing quite beats hand mixed ingredients. Growing up, I used to watch my mom pour wheat into a grinder to make flour; then she sifted the ingredients together with care. She would hand mix everything and pour it straight from the bowl onto the griddle. Despite their name, I strongly doubt my mom’s pancakes will ever see the inside of a diner.
Do you have any memories of cooking? I’d love to hear about them!
I grew up in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, México, where people either owned cattle ranches or fruit orchards. Much of my work ethic came from working on Rancho La Mesa (my family’s ranch). That ranch also sparked what grew into my wild imagination. I read somewhere that you should write the story you want to read, and that stuck with me. My writing began in sixth grade, around the time I began learning to type.