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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pancake Crostini?


I really don't know what to call this one.

I had one of those Bisquick Shake & Pour pancake mixes in the cupboard. I wanted to try it out and actually almost forgot I had it. Tastes like a pancake from the box. I grew up in the read-to-eat generation of pancakes. Or we'd just go to IHOP or Denny's for some flapjacks. This was just a little experimentation and an excuse to use the pancake mix. Next time I'll make the pancakes from scratch with maybe some fresh fruit and a nice dollop of my maple butter. Yum!!!!

Anyway, it's just silver dollar sized pancake. Cooked them on a medium heat in a buttered pan. Put some leftover empanada filling and a tiny sprinkle of shredded mild cheddar cheese on top. Baked for 5 to 10 min in a 400˚F oven. I can't really say how many I made as I was snacking on them while I was still cooking them.

The pancakes get a bit toasted and the cheese is nice and melted. I guess this can be a version of the crostini or mini-tostada without the dressings. Any one else have better name ideas? Either way, these are cool appetizers for any party. If only I had some sour cream, this would be so much better. But it's a good start.

25 comments:

teresa said...

This looks fantastic, great idea!

doggybloggy said...

very unique idea...how about 'Plini' "like a blini but its a pancake crostini" you have to sing it when you say it.....

Pam said...

What a clever and creative recipe - they look tasty.

The Duo Dishes said...

Oh how cute is this. Imagine what kind of brunch appetizers you could make with these. Little pancakes topped with bacon, egg and cheese or something! Good idea.

Jen @ MyKitchenAddiction.com said...

Adorable! I'm no better at naming recipes... Pancake Crostini works for me!

You're right - they would be delicious with sour cream. You could serve them as appetizers pre-assembled with a little dollop of sour cream and a few fresh leaves of cilantro or flat leaf parsley. They would be a hit any time of the day - and very cute, too!

Leela said...

These look like the Eastern European buckwheat mini-pancakes, blini (or should I say blinis -- not sure if blini is already plural in form?) Traditionally, they're topped with caviar, a dollop of sour cream, and sprigs of fresh dill. Delish.

Your version is simply brilliant with with empanada-inspired topping.

Jenn said...

teresa: Thanks.

doggy: plini, sounds good. It'll be an alternative name.

pam: Thank you.

Duo Dishes: Definitely perfect breakfast appetizers

Jen: cilantro or parsley you're giving my an idea. =)

Leela: I think I may have had a blini once. A few years back.

Daily Spud said...

I like both pancake crostini and plini. Best I could come up with was panbakes :) Anyway, very cute idea and does remind me of blini too.

Diana said...

I love this idea -- so creative and a great way to use up leftovers! Yum!

Dawn said...

Oooook, I got it, yeah, that's a good idea for those last minute app. ideas for sure. Love this.

oysterculture said...

totally reminds me of blini and the endless opportunities. I was a Bisquick kid growing up - brought back some great memories of weekend family breakfasts

ericriveracooks said...

Simple and it looks fantastic!

Jenn said...

Daily Spud: Panbakes, not bad.

Diana: It's a muti-tasker. LOL.

Dawn: The options are endless.

OysterCulture: As much as I love homemake pancakes, I'd still go for the Bisquick.

Eric: Thanks!

Debbie said...

Very unique way of having pancakes. They look great for a snack....great idea!

Z'riz said...

Oohhh! Neat idea Jenn! Now, I wanna try some! hehehe

We did make pancakes from scratch in Home Ec class in high school and I thought it was pretty easy, if you don't mind measuring... LOL

I love empanada! Sarap!

Jenn said...

Debbie: One of the reason I couldn't tell how much I made was becuase i kept eating them.

Z'riz: The measuring isn't that bad, for me at least. As long as I get some freshly cooked pancakes.

Reeni♥ said...

What a tasty little treat! I'd love to pop some of those in my mouth!

5 Star Foodie said...

How creative! I love these little pancake crostini! How about a pantini for a name :)

Justin Schwartz said...

did anyone suggest you call these "yum" yet?

Jenn said...

Reeni: They they are.

5 Star Foodie: Pantini is new.

Jason: No one's called them "yum" yet. ;-)

Teanna said...

I love that! Thinking outside the box! What a canape for a party!

Sweta said...

What a wonderful idea-I have some 10 grain pancake mix(that nobdy likes except for me),I think it'll turn out awesome this way! Will keep you informed :)

Jenn said...

Teanna: Thanks.

Sweta: Hope you enjoy making them.

Tangled Noodle said...

You are really something else - this is such a great idea! So quick to make up, so light and it lends itself to any toppings. So many possibilities . . .

Jenn said...

Tangled Noodle: Thanks. I didn't feel like making the regular sized pancakes and this just happened on a whim.

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