Synopses & Reviews
Pass the syrup! With more than 40 recipes for zesty batters and delicious fillings, Pancakes and Waffles has breakfast covered. Classic buttermilk pancakes and waffles make wonderful weekend treats, while healthier fruit- and nut-filled pancakes and wholesome multigrain waffles are perfect for weekday mornings-on-the-go. Going beyond the usual, with suggestions for everything from blinis to crpes, this collection also provides mouthwatering inspiration for whipping up fare right on through to dinner: Enjoy Buckwheat Pancakes topped with chvre, smoked salmon, and fresh dill at brunch; Potato-Chive Pancakes for a savory supper side dish; or crpes bursting with fresh berries for the sweetest of sweet endings. Any way you stack 'em, Pancakes and Waffles tastes just right.
"For those who hear 'pancake' and think 'buttermilk' or see 'waffle' and expect 'Belgian,' Pappas, the author of numerous cookbooks for Chronicle (including Biscotti, The Christmas Cookie Book and Crepes), offers dozens of new ways to think about such familiar favorites. She does include recipes for Classic Buttermilk Pancakes and Classic Buttermilk Waffles (the recipes, naturally, are quite similar), but she also suggests such deluxe fare as Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Blackberries and Sour Cream, Buckwheat Pancakes with Chevre, Salmon and Dill, and Triple Ginger Pancakes. Waffle options include Hazelnut-Orange Waffles, Five-Grain Fitness Waffles and Olive-Semolina Waffles. Pappas also provides recipes for a variety of syrups and toppings, from Flavored Butters, Blueberry Sauce and Sugar-Free Apple Spread to Tapenade and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto. Pearson's pastel, soft-focus photographs are highly appealing, as are Pappas's recipe notes ('Nuggets of fresh pear and toasty almonds bejewel these crispy orange-scented waffles'). Add in clear directions and a clean layout, and you've got a little book that promises to break waffles and pancakes out of the breakfast box." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
Lou Pappas is the author of Biscotti (0-8118-0095-4), Cr pes (0-8118-1696-6), and Sorbets and Ice Creams (0-8118-1573-0). She lives in Palo Alto, California. Victoria Pearson is a Los Angeles based photographer. Her photographs have appeared in Sangria (0-