I've always been a big fan of cooking shows. Not the competition shows but the ones where they teach you to cook. One of the shows I used to watch on FoodTV was Ricardo and Friends. It's been a long time since I've watched this show so I was happy to find out that Ricardo now has a website called Ricardo Cuisine where he shares recipes and lots of tips for cooking. He also has a magazine that has been a huge hit in Quebec and is now available in English.
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The directions say to cook the pancakes for about 2 minutes per side. I found this was too much time. I cooked them on medium heat until there were a lot bubbles and then flipped them. I continued to cook them until the bottom was brown. This took less than 2 minutes in total. I also didn't find I needed to tilt the pan to spread the batter as it was already thin. I got 15 pancakes from this recipe.
I can see this as being a great base for creating variations. You could add some lemon zest to the batter and sprinkle some blueberries on top while they cook. Chocolate chips would also be a great variation. The possibilities are endless! When we have pancakes we must always have them with maple syrup. Berries on top are a great way to get in some fruit as well! To get the recipe for these American-Style Pancakes please head over to Ricardo Cuisine.
Ricardo Cuisine has a wealth of information. Not only does Ricardo share his wonderful recipes but he also has videos where he shares some great tips like how to seed a pomegranate. There is a section entitled "Read" where you can find numerous tips and information such as 10 Facts About Barbecue. I found the Conversions and Temperature Chart and Basic Guide to Freezing on his website to be very informative and helpful. I hope you will hop over to Ricardo Cuisine to explore all the wonderful recipes and tips he has to offer.