Neighborhood Eats

Pancakes at Countryside Kitchen

Friday, April 20, 2012

They cozy up around the counter at the Countryside Kitchen in Mahopac.

It's a tiny spot where Christina and Lee Vataj serve up ginormous breakfast portions.

Pancakes are the size of like hubcaps, and the types include red velvet and the holy canoli pancake. They make the holy canolis with their basic batter - buttermilk, flour, an egg, vanilla, baking soda and powder, salt, sugar and vegetable oil. Lee ladles it onto the griddle, one flip, and add some of that canolli cream. Then he rolls it up and adorns it with more canoli cream. It's breakfast for dessert, or dessert for breakfast.

Countryside Kitchen also serves French toast, eggs, a breakfast burrito and Lees omelet.

Discover more at http://www.countrysidekitchen.biz.

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RECIPE:

Pancakes at Countryside Kitchen

Batter Recipe
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

*Blend all ingredients together until smooth.


Cannoli Cream Recipe
1 lb ricotta
2 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp vanilla

*Mix drained ricotta, sugar, heavy cream and vanilla into a bowl until smooth, add chocolate chips.

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