Pancakes With a Side of Pancakes 2.15 Lost and Found


“God, I’m starving. Must be from the loss of blood.” “Yes, that must be it.” “I’m getting pancakes with a side of pancakes. Where’s Luke?” “ I don’t know. Storage room?”


Ingredients:

For the bourbon pancakes:

  • ¼ cup whole milk

  • ¾ cup bourbon

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1 ¼ cup self-rising flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the Easter candy pancakes:

  • 1 cup half and half

  • 3 tbsp melted butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1 ¼ cup self-rising flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ⅔ cup candy-coated chocolate eggs, roughly chopped plus more whole eggs for serving (alternatively, you could use m&m’s)

  • Whipped cream to serve

Directions:

For the bourbon pancakes:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk and bourbon. Whisk in the egg and sugar until smooth.

  2. Add in the salt, flour, and baking powder and stir until a thick batter forms.

  3. Chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes.

  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat or a griddle to 300 degrees. Melt a teaspoon of butter or use canola oil so the pancakes don’t stick.

  5. If you want to make heart-shaped pancakes, spray the inside of a heart-shaped cookie cutter with non-stick spray. Play the cookie cutter on the griddle and add about ¼ cup of pancake batter to the center. Use a small spatula to spread the batter to the edges of the cookie cutter.

  6. Allow the pancake to cook for about 5 minutes then using an oven mitt, remove the cookie cutter. Carefully flip the pancake over and cook for another 3-4 minutes on the other side until golden brown.

  7. If you want regular-shaped pancakes, just add about ¼ cup of the pancake batter to the griddle and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown.

  8. Serve with maple syrup.

For the Easter candy pancakes:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the half and half, melted butter, and vanilla.

  2. Whisk in the egg and sugar until fully combined.

  3. Add in the salt, flour, and baking powder and stir until a thick batter forms.

  4. Chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes.

  5. Heat a large skillet over medium heat or a griddle to 300 degrees. Melt a teaspoon of butter or use canola oil so the pancakes don’t stick.

  6. Add about ¼ cup of the pancake batter to the griddle and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown.

  7. Serve with whipped cream and additional candy eggs.

What do you think, would Luke make heart-shaped pancakes for Lorelai?

I shared these bourbon pancakes on my Instagram for Valentine’s Day. Luke’s not exactly the type of person to want to celebrate Valentine’s Day (as we see in Vineyard Valentine is season 6). However, I think he would still want to do something simple for Lorelai for the holiday once they got together. I mean he makes her a freaking Santa Burger! He would definitely make Lorelai’s pancakes in the shape of hearts for her Valentine’s breakfast. I knew I was planning on making pancakes with a side of pancakes for this episode so I asked if anyone would want me to share my bourbon pancake recipe for the episode.

Using a cookie cutter to make pancakes is easy, just make sure to coat the inside with non-stick spray.

Well, here you go! I haven’t yet, but I really want to make maple butter to serve with these someday. I think maple and bourbon go so well together. In the meantime, maple syrup will do just fine! If you don’t want to go through the hassle of making your pancakes in the shape of hearts, you can easily make regular-shaped pancakes. As for the other type of pancakes I wanted to make for this episode, I wanted to make them Easter-themed. Again, I don’t think Luke would be the one to celebrate Easter, but I think Lorelai and Rory would eventually break him down, and he would slip some Easter candy into their pancakes. After all, Rory always wears bunny ears on Easter (allegedly).

Candy-coated chocolate egg candy
What is your favorite Easter candy? These are high on my list.

To be honest, this is an episode of Gilmore Girls that I often overlook. I don’t think there’s much in terms of important (or even interesting) plot. Yes, I love the scene in which Lorelai goes with Luke to look at apartments and she flirts with him in front of the realtor. There's also one of my favorite Lorelai lines in this episode, "Oh, I’m fine. I’m just being dramatic. It’s what I do" (big mood). And there's the scene at the end where Luke takes a sledgehammer to the wall above his diner. But overall, this episode is forgettable to me (hey, we can’t love them all!). I think Jess is a complete ass in this episode. Lorelai overstepped some with her conversation with Jess at her house in his first episode (but I still think his attitude towards her in that episode was overall uncalled for). In this episode, however, she’s trying really hard to be nice to him and he’s still rude.

I love experimenting with different mix-ins for pancakes.

I also don’t get the point of Jess keeping Rory’s bracelet that Dean made for her. I know he says to Lorelai, “if it’s the most precious thing she owns, why did it take her two weeks to figure out it was gone?” and I know that this is supposed to poke holes in Rory’s relationship with Dean and make us realize that they’re not going to stay together. But this doesn’t make me want to root for Jess here. However, I’m also not rooting for Dean in this episode either. I’m sorry, but he’s being so whiny in this episode while Rory is at the book fair. He knows how much Rory loves looking at books. I just don’t think Dean really does anything just because Rory wants to, at least not after season one.

I love the smell of pancakes cooking!

This week, I was on my first podcast! I had so much fun chatting with Morgan and Rachelle on their Friday Night Dinner podcast. They are two sisters who are rewatching the series and sharing their thoughts on each episode. They also have fun bonus episodes where they sort the characters into Hogwarts houses and determine the characters’ enneagram numbers. We’ve become friends over Instagram, and it honestly felt like we had been friends for years when we sat down to record our episode. It’s no secret that I’m a huge Gilmore Guys fan so it was a little surreal to be on a Gilmore Girls podcast. Give our episode a listen if you want to hear me talk about this project, my favorite dish so far, and the role I think food has on this show.


I hope everyone has a lovely Easter weekend. I have plans to make an egg-cellent dish for an upcoming episode. Let me know if you have any guesses as to what it is. Hint: it’s very special.


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