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Uttapancakes
« on: March 01, 2019, 07:14:56 PM »
My latest invention.  These slightly-sweet lentil-rice-wheat pancakes are almost, but not quite, entirely unlike Indian uttapam.

They're also made entirely from long-term-storable ingredients -- very useful last month, when we were frequently snowed-in!

Recipe is on my blog:

Uttapancakes

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Re: Uttapancakes
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 01:40:26 AM »
Interesting.

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Re: Uttapancakes
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 05:17:49 PM »
Mmm, that sounds really good, and I like how the maple syrup is mixed in. Not sure about finding lentil flour around here though. I know that's probably what really makes it authentic, but is there anything that I might be able to substitute? I'm also used to halving leaveners in most recipes due to our altitude, but I think you might be similar to us (~5000') so maybe it would work?

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Re: Uttapancakes
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 06:16:10 PM »
I'm at 750 ft.  Not sure about the amount of baking powder at 5000 ft -- I experimented with a tablespoon and it worked, but I know it loses a fair amount of gas just during mixing, and I haven't tested with different amounts.  It's a really dense pancake that's so soft inside it's nearly pasty, and I was trying to add as much lightness as possible.  Maybe it'll work better at 5000 ft.

Amazon has lentil flour in several brands.  You could substitute another bean flour like garbanzo, but I have more difficulty digesting garbanzo.

I know that's probably what really makes it authentic

 :rofl:  There is nothing authentic about this recipe except its Mr Billness. ;D

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Re: Uttapancakes
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 05:35:48 AM »
Mmmmm pancakes! Adore pancakes with different syrops. Thanks for sharing your recipe ^^

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Re: Uttapancakes
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2019, 05:48:42 PM »
sounds good..

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Re: Uttapancakes
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2019, 02:33:10 PM »
Interesting.

Yea. You made that yet Red?

I'm thinking print, then stash for this fall/winter.

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Re: Uttapancakes
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2019, 04:10:38 PM »
print

Yeah, um.  FYI, one of the flaws on my blog is that you won't be able to print from Firefox.  :banghead:  Use Chrome or any Chromium-based browser.

I need to find a workaround for that some day.

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Re: Uttapancakes
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2019, 04:53:06 PM »
Oh ok. Well I'll c&p it into notepad.

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Re: Uttapancakes
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2019, 06:02:08 PM »
Yea. You made that yet Red?

I'm thinking print, then stash for this fall/winter.

Uh, no I'd forgotten all about it. I know where to get everything but the brown rice flour and Amazon probably has that.

I can print. Running Chrome here.

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Re: Uttapancakes
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2019, 06:15:20 PM »
Brown rice flour. We got the rice.......in bulk. I can grind it I suppose. Should grind about like wheat

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Re: Uttapancakes
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2019, 07:34:10 PM »
If you used white rice flour instead of brown rice flour I don't think it would make any difference.  There are so many different uttapam recipes in India it's ridiculous.  Real uttapam doesn't even use flour -- they soak the grains/beans until they're soft and starting to ferment, and then run 'em through a blender.  (What they used before blenders, I have no idea.)  My choice of ingredients had a lot to do with what I already had in the cupboard!

I think a lot of grocery stores carry Bob's Red Mill products somewhere in the baking-stuff aisle, or sometimes in the natural foods section.  That's where I got my brown rice flour.  I don't think Bob's Red Mill has lentil flour, but they do have garbanzo and one or two other bean flours which would probably work just as well.

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Re: Uttapancakes
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2019, 09:26:13 AM »
Ok. We've got brown....white. Also have lentil. I can grind any of it, so no problems there