It's hard to imagine anyone who doesn't like cheesecake. There are several camps, however, regarding which type of cheesecake is best. Some of us like thick, satiny super creamy cakes; others like drier, fluffier cakes. A third camp loves the savory version -- no sugar but lots of delicious cheese -- and yet another faction especially likes flavored cheesecakes -- pumpkin, chocolate, blueberry -- the list is endless. Finally, there's a really big camp filled with those devotees who love any version. Just bring it on!! Although cheesecake's a snap to assemble, things can easily go south during the baking process. Cracked top anyone? Leaks dripped on the oven floor? Lopsided? Oh well...
I've combined these two pancake recipes together as they're both unusually light pancakes as well as high protein. I couldn't decide which one I like better so you get two to choose from! I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I do. Be sure to check out the recipe for Maple-Vanilla Walnut Syrup below the second pancake recipe.
This delicious summer cake is a hybrid cross between a classic French clafouti and a coffeecake. It has a very moist, dense crumb due to the high butter and eggs and low flour ratio. It is a perfect afternoon dessert to serve with tea as well as a brunch or dinner dessert, especially as it can be made a day ahead of time.
I think you'll agree that pancakes are a tempting comfort food that we'd secretly love to have almost daily but don't because we usually eat them smothered in butter and syrup or jam whether they're thin like crepes or thick and hardy.