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blueberry pancakes in Edmonton

Normally when I go home to visit my parents, my mom makes me pancakes right off the plane! With my family home under renovations I had to venture out for some instead. I searched and searched for pancakes in Edmonton and surprisingly I mostly found waffles and no pancakes! Highlevel diner came through for me and they were very good! Every bite was full of fresh blueberries and there was a choice of different syrups! Next time I visit Alberta, I am eager to find more pancake options.

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pan-cake by Alexandra Feswick

I am so excited to present this post and this very creative pancake! Alexandra Feswick is the the Drake Hotel’s Chef de Cuisine. She is talented beyond belief in all things food and one of the loveliest and nicest people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. When I jokingly asked her to be a guest on my blog she agreed immediately and baked me up this tasty pan-cake the next week! Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the process but I do have the recipe!

ingredients

500g flour
8g yeast (powder)
220g sugar
1g salt
300g whole eggs
1 g vanilla
35 ml milk
225g egg whites whipped to stiff peaks

1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl

2. In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients (minus the whipped egg whites)

3. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients

4. Fold in egg whites (after whipped)

5. Let rest overnight!

6. In a cast iron skillet, bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes

Enjoy!

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(A picture of me lovingly looking at this delicious pan-cake before I devour the whole thing!)

In describing her feelings about brunch Alex says, “Brunch is my favourite service and meal! Eggs are my favourite ingredient, there are so many magical things you can do with them. Eating breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day… and what’s a good brunch without pancakes?”

And now my question is… “what’s a good brunch without one of Alex’s pan-cakes?!” Seriously, this thing was unreal. It had a fluffy texture, but a more savoury taste. She topped it with an egg, bacon, and tomatoes. Alex is a busy lady and it means a lot that she took the time to make this treat for me and be a part of flipped! Thanks Alex, you are welcome back any time!!

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a pancake you can cuddle

If you frequent Queen West you have probably seen this adorable bulldog puppy wandering around with his owner, Justin. His name is Pancake and I love him! He goes by the Instagram handle pancakepapi and if you want more cute puppy pictures you should probably follow him. Also, next time you see Pancake on the street, stop and say hi because he loves to cuddle and play with everyone that walks by!

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Pancake took part in a pop-up photo booth with photos by @InjoyImagery and the creative styling was done by my friend @Lexingtonto with pancakes I made for him to snack on. Words cannot even describe how cute these photos are! My only regret is that I was unable to attend the photoshoot to see Pancake in action. @InjoyImagery and @Lexingtonto will be hosting another park photo booth in July – so stay tuned for details at either lexingtonto.com or injoyimagery.com.

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Not only does Pancake like to picnic in the park he also likes to hang out at his favourite spot, the Drake Hotel, especially the Drake General Store (be sure to check out the sale they are having now!).

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(Photo courtesy of Alice Woods – @japhygirl)

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Pancake sleeping on my feet at the Drake General Store!

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Sneaking onto the patio… that face though!

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… and the cutest sleeping Pancake you have ever seen!  (photo courtesy of Anthony Castellano).