Sunday, February 1, 2009

First, there was Aquanet, then cometh pancake batter in a can???

Not too long ago, The Diva's daytime alter-ego and her office-mate -- both strong advocates for a hearty breakfast -- came across the mildly amusing demo video of a company peddling organic pancake batter. Organic pancake batter in a can, that is.

Intrigued, The Diva and her office-mate launched on an expedition of sorts to find out exactly where one could find Batter Blaster, the lazy man's breakfast food. At the time, it was not available in the Boston-area, and after an unsuccessful attempt to have a colleague shuttle it back from a trip from California, The Diva got her hands on a can from Connecticut (for Batter Blaster with less mileage, visit the company Website for a search by zip code).

Saturday's pancake breakfast started out with the usual coffee, hot griddle pan and a can. It all appeared very promising...until Picky Eater caught wind of this break from the usual pancake routine.

Lets just say he was a little skeptical of pancakes from a can.

Coming out of the, can, Batter Blaster seemed to work well. It was easy to pour (spray?) into the pan and make each pancake a uniform size. After the customary burnt first pancake, the rest of them cooked up pretty easily and looked like your normal pancake. The batter also held up well when faced with a handful of frozen blueberries.

Time to talk taste. Right out of the hot pan, Batter Blaster's pancakes were good. They were light, fluffy and tasted like your average pancake. As soon as they started to cool off though, they weren't so fabulous...and got a little more than rubbery. Usually, if there are a few leftover cakes, we'll throw them in foil and toss them in the fridge for a snack or the next day's breakfast. Nuking pancakes in a damp paper towel typically brings them back to life, but our Batter Blaster leftovers didn't pass the Picky Eater smell test.

The verdict? Batter Blaster is a novel food item that would be great for entertaining the kiddies, who are just going to smother them in syrup anyway. For the weekend pancake connoisseur, however, The Diva (and her Picky Eater) recommend sticking to your tried and true methods and recipes for your pancake breakfast.

Fabulous Feasting,
The Diva.