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Test Kitchen - Pancakes!

posted May 16, 2017, 10:49 AM by Phil Spitze   [ updated May 16, 2017, 10:50 AM ]
Many, many years ago (maybe more than a decade) I signed up to be a member of the King Arthur Flour Consumer Advisory Panel.  Over the years, all that was required was to complete an online survey once in a while.

But, a couple of weeks ago I got notice that I had been selected to test bake two different pancake mixes that were in development by KAF, and to keep an eye out for a shipment!

Well, last weekend (Mother's Day) Kerry and I set up for our test bake, and better yet taste testing of the two mixes.  It was fantastic fun and there was a clear winner.  Here are the photos...  don't drool on your keyboard!

The box!

Supplies ready to go.

Buttermilk A and Buttermilk B - ready to mix.

The final batter.

Buttermilk A on the griddle.

Buttermilk B on the griddle.

First batch after cooking - side by side comparison.

Buttermilk A is crowned the winner - with whipped cream!

Kerry very smartly detected the slightest hint of maple in the Buttermilk A batter, which we felt made them a slightly sweeter pancake.  Also, we found that the Buttermilk B pancakes had the slightest hint of a pastry-like texture, almost like a croissant, that made them a bit different.

A great time in the kitchen on a Sunday morning!