Not every recipe can be a huge success. I am 2-2 with the pancakes on this blog. The deep fried pancakes were a horrible failure, now the cinnamon swirl pancakes are yet another epic failure. The other weekend I was experimenting with a cinnamon syrup mixture that I wanted to swirl into the pancakes. It was a horrible mess. Here is the story.
The syrup mixture ran everywhere and made caramelized crisps in the pan, that eventually burned and tainted the pancakes.
I started with a pan of maple syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon. I reduced it an made it into a thick syrup. I then drizzled it into the pancakes and it immediately sank through the pancake and started to burn. Awesome!!
So then I mixed a cup of pancake mix with it and made a cinnamon flavored pancake batter.
I then poured a normal pancake and after it almost set, I swirled in the cinnamon pancake batter. It stayed pretty well, but when I flipped the pancake it wasn’t set and went all over the kitchen.
Next I added the pancake batter and then immediately swirled the cinnamon batter in. I wanted to make really cool spirals. This time I added it too early and the cinnamon batter mixed with the regular batter and I had just cinnamon pancakes.
Each and every time the cinnamon pancake mixture burned before it was cooked.
Finally I scrapped my maple cinnamon mixture and made another cinnamon pancake batter using just a little cinnamon and brown sugar. This one was thicker and appeared to be a better consistency. So I tried the swirl technique once again. To no avail, I failed once again. This time the batters spread out too much and failed to make the swirl that I had hoped to make.
By this time I had used about 5lbs of flour and officially checked this one off as a Epic Failure.
If you have any suggestions for making swirl pancakes let me know. I want to be able to take this one off the epic failure list.