February 20, 2010

sandwich maker pancakes!!!


Ok, I'm not suggesting that you should run out and get another gadget for your kitchen...although I have seen these at thrift stores. I have owned a "sandwich maker" for about  8 years. Oh, you caught that, did you? Yes, my daughter is 5, but I've owned the maker for about 8 years, probably longer. Well, I got it originally for my husband, I admit. He had some nostalgic memories attached to the thing, I think. I remember working at a child care center when I was a teenager that had one, and they used it for snacks all the time: the kids loved the thing. Anyway, I have made sandwiches in it off-and-on for Picky, but just grilled cheese. They come out pretty good, although the cheese in the middle gets really really hot, which can be a problem when you have a child waiting who is hungry right now. Anyway, for some unknown reason, I decided recently to do a web search to see if there were any sandwich recipes specifically for a sandwich maker out there that I could use. And I discovered that you can make things besides sandwiches in there....I honestly never thought of that before!

I decided to give pancakes a try.


They came out great!! You could use any pancake recipe (I have a decent one from Mollie Katzen's Sunlight Cafe that I could share, or check out this one on Isabelle's blog from King Arthur Flour.


I heated the maker while I was getting the mix together, and then I sprayed it lightly with non-stick spray (you could use butter or margarine, but I think the spray is easier). I used a scoop to fill the triangles with batter, but I didn't really measure it (fill it full, but not too full). Then I closed the lid and set a timer for 4 minutes. When I opened the maker, I had perfect puffy triangle pancakes! 


Picky thinks I should replace the picture of her making a "yucky face" on the blog with one of these "yummy face" pictures - what do you think?


  1. It looks like those came out great!
    I made pancakes this morning too, although I used a regular pan. I am tempted to get a sandwich maker too, it looks pretty nifty :-)

  2. Ooh, I'm going to have fun with mine now. Thank you for blazing the trail for me. Pancakes! I was looking up online whether I could do apple turnover type things with pastry. My mind is searching the possibilities. and I was thinking of getting rid of it as I tend to do grilled cheese in a skillet for the hot cheese problem. And DH was the one who got it as he seemed to have some sort of emotional attachment to them.

  3. You could totally do apple turnovers - I did a few filled pastries, and they came out great! My dh got our sandwich press too, and he has an emotional attachment as well - must be a guy thing...

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