Thread Number: 69126  /  Tag: Recipes, Cooking Accessories
Brownies and waffles
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Post# 919171   2/4/2017 at 11:10 (504 days old) by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

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Made some brownies for a birthday this morning and decided to try my hand at pancakes for the first time. I will say my waffles are better but for the first time, I guess they were turning out better at the last few. I'm not much of a cook. lol

Post# 919172 , Reply# 1   2/4/2017 at 11:10 (504 days old) by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

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Post# 919173 , Reply# 2   2/4/2017 at 11:11 (504 days old) by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

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Post# 919183 , Reply# 3   2/4/2017 at 12:34 (504 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Always Always...

Extra Credit for trying. Better to make it yourself (or try) then buy Pre Made Stuff.

Minimal Chemicals and Preservatives.

Post# 919215 , Reply# 4   2/4/2017 at 14:06 (504 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

They look good for a first time. The heat has to be no hotter than medium or "3" on GE push buttons for an aluminum skillet, but "LO" for stainless steel so that the bottoms don't get too dark before bubbles have formed uniformly on the top and have broken and sort of dried near the edge before turning then they don't run when tipped. They used to teach that a drop of water should dance or skitter over the surface of the pan before adding the batter. If it sat there, the pan was not hot enough and if it immediately sizzled away, the pan was too hot. Before Pam, I used to put oil on a paper towel and wipe the bottom of the skillet so that the pancakes had a uniform appearance from the first one.

Post# 919236 , Reply# 5   2/4/2017 at 15:19 (504 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I like

That range!!

Post# 919262 , Reply# 6   2/4/2017 at 16:55 (504 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I love your Hotpoint Self-cleaning oven range!!!!!

Post# 919294 , Reply# 7   2/4/2017 at 19:52 (503 days old) by perc-o-prince (Southboro, Mass)        
Electric skillet

Rich and I usually get to have breakfast together on the weekends, and one of his faves is pancakes. I use the Fanny Farmer cookbook recipe, but I separate the egg, beat the white, then fold it into the rest of the batter. I've also added a little more baking powder and some vanilla. Give it a try!

Mix together 2/3c milk, 2T melted butter, 1 egg yolk (save the white), 1/2t vanilla 2T sugar and 1/2t salt.

Mix 1c flour + 2 1/2t baking powder and mix into liquid just to combine.

Beat the egg white and fold into the rest of the bunch.

Drop by large spoonfulls onto the preheated (340) electric skillet that's been brushed with oil. When bubbles form on top, flip 'em and wait another 2 minutes. Remove to a 200F oven with the door cracked (so they don't get mushy) while the rest cook.

Variation- Thin the batter with a little more milk. Put it down in 2T portions and when it spreads, sprinkle small blueberries on each then drizzle another tbsp or so of batter over each. Cook as directed.



p.s.-I swear by their waffle recipe as well!

Post# 919497 , Reply# 8   2/5/2017 at 16:09 (503 days old) by mayguy (Minnesota)        

Where's the waffle picture? :-) I see pancakes tho. hehe

Post# 919601 , Reply# 9   2/6/2017 at 00:07 (502 days old) by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

I'm very fussy about my pancakes!  I preheat my good old Frigidaire griddle over medium-med. high heat for 3:30 minutes as I finish my batter.  Then I turn down the heat and apply a good layer of oil, and spread it evenly over the surface.  The I dribble the batter on to the pan from about 12" above the pan and let it gently flow out.  I make 4 pancakes at once.  By time i get the last of the batter on the pan, it's almost time to flip as the edges are brown and the rest is bubbly.  I flip and only cook for a short time after that. The surface of my pancakes needs to be lacy with brown and golden areas.  If they are all one color I toss them out.  I adjust the thickness of the batter as sometimes I like thicker pancakes other times a bit thinner, but always lacy brown on top.

Post# 919796 , Reply# 10   2/6/2017 at 21:05 (501 days old) by Dustin92 (Jackson, MI)        

I just picked up the exact same range for our Church, what a coincidence! How do you like it?

Post# 923764 , Reply# 11   2/25/2017 at 14:34 (483 days old) by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

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It is a good range, oven bakes well, surface units are good. It currently needs a new control for one of the surface units and new knobs for the timers. Other than a new surface unit switch and bake element, no major repairs.

One odd thing, I didn't understand why the cooktop and console are separate on this and has that groove that is hard to clean. This is a 1985 model and the GEs had already had upswept cooktops since 1972 I believe. Maybe Hotpoints didn't until later.

Also there is a plastic trim piece between the over door and the cooktop that is hard to clean as well.

Post# 924125 , Reply# 12   2/27/2017 at 23:26 (480 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        

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you have cast iron.. Give it a try. That's what I use for pancakes.
(It's really what I use for most everything)

Post# 924196 , Reply# 13   2/28/2017 at 15:01 (480 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Ditto Stan.

Cast Iron... Pancakes, Burgers, Steaks, Pork Chops,Frying... Just wonderful

Post# 925801 , Reply# 14   3/9/2017 at 02:23 (471 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        
This works

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Perfect for me. Even heat no sticking

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Post# 926106 , Reply# 15   3/10/2017 at 20:31 (469 days old) by fisherpaykel (BC Canada)        
Fan o fans and Stan

Yes home made pancakes-who can say no, they just taste better, and yes a great looking stove, I have always liked the thin turquoise and chrome accent lines Hotpoint and even GE used in Canada in the 80's and 90's on DW's and fridges as well. Stan I love that pan, your stove, the tile. Is that called a crepe pan or? I am sure your stove is not bothered by power surges or outages, any idea of its age? Nice to hear from you again, take care man.

Post# 926282 , Reply# 16   3/11/2017 at 19:56 (468 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        
Hi Walter

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I'm not sure of the stoves age.. Was once told it was 1919.. ?
Its the only stove I've usd..for 25 years, not sure about the pan either, I call it a small griddle pan.. Maybe it is a crepe pan ?
Think I'll post a pic here and ask. Ive had it forever, along with all my cast irons, it could be older than the stove!

Post# 926310 , Reply# 17   3/11/2017 at 21:33 (468 days old) by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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The pan is a cast iron griddle and they still sell them. I always use mine for pancakes, they are great for warming tortillas too.


Post# 926708 , Reply# 18   3/14/2017 at 02:00 (466 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        
Thanks Eddie

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I thought it was a griddle.
Love my cast irons.
@Walter.. No power surge problem LOL The worst thing thats happened, was a overly filled tea kettle boiled over and killed the flame.
I guessing new gas stoves have some kind of safety feature that prevents this from happening?

Post# 926709 , Reply# 19   3/14/2017 at 02:14 (466 days old) by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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The Spanish name for a cast iron griddle is a Comal. The one I have my husband found in the lost and found at the hotel he works at. I can't imagine why someone would have one of these at a hotel, but I'm glad they let it behind,LOL. It's really old and really well seasoned. I also have a really old 10" cast iron skillet that was left behind in an apt.that I rented in Petaluma in 1972. It's one of my most prized pans! It was very old when I acquired it 45 yrs ago, so I'm guessing its at least 60 yrs.old. Some of the best things I own were someone elses castoffs that became mine.

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Post# 926769 , Reply# 20   3/14/2017 at 10:33 (466 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        

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Wonder if a Tourist found it at the Church Mouse, then decided it was too heavy to pack.

Post# 926774 , Reply# 21   3/14/2017 at 11:09 (466 days old) by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        
Church Mouse?

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sorry Stan, I don't follow, what is the Church Mouse? Anyway, their loss was my gain.

Post# 926813 , Reply# 22   3/14/2017 at 13:40 (466 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        
Hi Eddie

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Church Mouse is in two locations. One on the Square, the other On 12, Boyes Hot Springs. Their second hand stores LOL

Post# 926814 , Reply# 23   3/14/2017 at 13:43 (466 days old) by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        
Hi Stan,

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that splains' it, thanks LOL. We don't have this particular Thrift Store here in Sonoma Co. so I was confused.

Post# 926841 , Reply# 24   3/14/2017 at 16:11 (466 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        
Now I'm confused LOL

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You do have those thrift stores in Sonoma Co
One is on E Napa st. South side of the square. And one is on HWY 12 north of Sonoma Mission Inn.
Unless their both gone now?

Post# 926844 , Reply# 25   3/14/2017 at 16:14 (466 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        
The one

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On HWY 12 had more furniture items than the on on the square

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