The Classic Stack
Pancakes are so celebratory and we love starting off holidays, birthdays, and lazy weekend mornings with them. The batter needs to sit for at least 30 minutes before frying in order to give you that perfect, fluffy interior. When a birthday falls on a week day, I need to leave for work by 6h45 so I either make the batter the night before and leave it to rest in the fridge or fry them up ahead of time and reheat them in the oven, pre-heated to 375°F, by laying them flat on a baking sheet. They will take about 5 minutes. Add an additional 2 minutes if heating from frozen. Alternatively you can pop them in the toaster. Both methods make the outside of the pancakes crisp up a little and that is a very delicious thing. While the classic stack is great, I would like to offer two ways to dress it up, one with strawberries and cream and the other with a maple butter pecan frosting.
A Dream of Strawberries and Cream
This pancake stack is bright, fresh, and cheerful. Drizzle each pancake with maple syrup or spread with strawberry jam, followed by whipped cream and sliced strawberries.
Maple Butter Pecan
When we were younger, my sister and I liked to play a game that we called “Last Supper” in which we would detail what we would eat at our final meal and, had I created it back then, this stack would have been part of my feast – it is so good. The pancakes are layered with toasted pecans and a buttercream frosting of maple, a touch of vanilla, and salt for balance.
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These stacks make lovely cakes too. In this case, use a half cup of batter for each pancake to give you a stack that will be about 9-inches wide. I would love to see your pancake stacks or favourite pancakes. You can e-mail pics to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on the practicalmagic.blog Facebook page. I’ll add the pics to this post.