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January 7, 2013

What can I possibly write about a recipe that’s so popular it has its own Wikipedia page, Martha Stewart has written about it and it was originally published in the NY Times in 1966?  I can tell you this…..it failed when I made it last week.  That’s probably not a very good start to the new year and a resolution to try 52 new recipes.

David Eyre’s Pancake is a simple batter of flour, milk, eggs and nutmeg, blended together, poured into a hot skillet filled with butter and baked.  Mine didn’t puff up at all like it’s supposed to and it tasted very eggy.  Now, here’s the part where I confess that I baked it in a 10 inch skillet instead of the 12 inch that the recipe called for.  In my defense, I saw an illustration from the NY Times that specifically referenced a 10-1/4 inch skillet so I figured I was safe with 10 inches.

I’m holding the recipe until I can test it successfully.  I need to know if I did something wrong or if the size of the pan made the difference.

I’ll say this though – adding a shower of confectioner’s sugar, a splash of lemon juice and a few blueberries made even this failed recipe not only taste ok, but also look pretty.

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