Sunday, November 26, 2006

Kerbey Lane Pancakes

Because it's too good not to share.

I have received feedback that it would be nice on occasion for readers to be able to try out the eating places I blog about. Seems there's not a business case for everyone to drive to Austin (or the other places featured here) to try out the great eateries. So, now here's your chance.

The Kerbey Lane Cafe has an online store, so you, too, can enjoy the Kerbey Lane pancakes made famous by their "Round the Clock Breakfast" menu. Whilst I was toiling away at the old keyboard, The Woman motored over to the KLC location convenient to us and bought a year's supply of pancake mix. It being Thanksgiving and all, we opened the Pumpkin Pancakes first.

I can't imagine an easier way to make pancakes. As you may have suspected, I'm no expert in the kitchen. (I've been forced to drink warm Dr Pepper ever since I lost the ice recipe.) So I've never actually made pancakes, but I observed the preparations. Toss some of the mix into water along with an egg and beat the stuffing out of it. Then drop it in a skillet and a few minutes later it's time to crack open the syrup.

While all that was going on, I brewed up some fair-trade coffee, also from Kerbey Lane Cafe. When I opened the bag I discovered they were beans, so there was a slight delay while I located the grinder. Then, with some boiling water and a French press, I was in business.

I've never been a fan of pumpkin pie, but I must say the pumpkin pancakes are great. I had 3 very large ones. We also got buttermilk, gingerbread and apple. Like I said, it's a year's supply as near as I can figure. Maybe I'll try the gingerbread next week.

So, get online, get some pancakes and let me know how you like 'em.


kelly said...

I'm gonna try 'em -- thanks :)

Cute little joint, by the way.

Anonymous said...

This sounds fantasic. I'm told breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Sadly, it tends to be the most unhealthy meal for us Americans. Cholesterol filled wonders like eggs. Artery clogging strips of bacon. Heavy carbs such as potatoes (hash browns). Sugar pounding donuts. Syrup for pancakes, etc. It's enough to spark slow motion cardiac arrest. Still, I say if you're gonna do it, go all the way. And aren't pancakes the limit? Easy and fast and, oh, so yummy. How much for overnight delivery?

-Spiro (You can't have everything. I mean, where would ya put it all?)