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I want pancakes 🥞 but I’m too lazy to make them

Should I just force myself to make them?

by Anonymousreply 231Last Saturday at 8:45 AM

Head to Dylan Geick’s thread to see a set of pancakes

by Anonymousreply 105/30/2021

I often make all the preparations the night before, for a pancake breakfast for this very reason.

by Anonymousreply 205/30/2021

I wonder if OP made them or not.

by Anonymousreply 305/31/2021

Buy some of the frozen pancakes for those times you're peckish but lack the motivation to cook. I tried the frozen ones some time back and they were surprisingly okay. Not as good as freshly made, but certainly satisfying.

by Anonymousreply 405/31/2021

can you recommend a make, R4?

by Anonymousreply 505/31/2021

Believe it or not, we don't care.

by Anonymousreply 605/31/2021

Fat and lazy but OP will be fatter if she's less lazy. What a dilemma.

by Anonymousreply 705/31/2021

[quote]we don't care.

"we' troll - ALERT!

by Anonymousreply 805/31/2021

Thin and lazy about breakfast, I buy these pre-made little disks of golden goodness. Loaded up with good Irish butter and the best maple syrup I can find, they are delicious for the rare American breakfast.

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by Anonymousreply 905/31/2021

Suddenly I'm in the mood for Pancakes Barbara.

by Anonymousreply 1005/31/2021

I am too, but please don't call me Barbara.

by Anonymousreply 1105/31/2021

We can help.

by Anonymousreply 1205/31/2021

Don't they have Bisquick where you live?

by Anonymousreply 1305/31/2021

No, they're way too much work. They involve the mixing, the pouring, the heating. The FLIPPING! Don't do it to yourself, OP. For the love of God, if you have to have pancakes, order them from GrubHub. No one should ever have to go to the arduous effort of flipping his own pancakes. What are you, a slave?

by Anonymousreply 1405/31/2021

Head on over to McDonalds

by Anonymousreply 1505/31/2021

Making 🥞 pancakes is quick and easy.

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by Anonymousreply 1605/31/2021

The one benefit of frozen waffles, immediately available.

by Anonymousreply 1705/31/2021

Don’t you have a diner you can go to?

by Anonymousreply 1805/31/2021

You're probably too fat to be eating them, so it's probably best.

by Anonymousreply 1905/31/2021

Go to a diner, OP. Cooking is not for you.

by Anonymousreply 2005/31/2021

OP, you're in a bay. By the time this appears, you may well be dead.

by Anonymousreply 2105/31/2021

thoughts and prayers and maple syrup.

by Anonymousreply 2205/31/2021

Go to Denny's, IHOP, McDonald's, or any diner as r18, r20 said.

But if one is too lazy to make pancakes, then one may be too lazy to get dressed and head to a diner.

by Anonymousreply 2305/31/2021

Call a diner that delivers and order pancakes with a side of bacon and eggs. And coffee. Why get off your lazy ass to make coffee when you can have it delivered?

by Anonymousreply 2405/31/2021

There's a recipe in the NYT for a Dutch Baby. It does require mixing etc but you pour the entire batter into a skillet and put it in the oven for 25 minutes until it's done, so at least you don't have to stand there flipping pancakes.

by Anonymousreply 2505/31/2021

"Making" cereal or popping a waffle or pop tart into the toaster are the only things I can think of that are easier than making pancakes.

by Anonymousreply 2605/31/2021

[quote]Head on over to McDonalds

They're HORRIBLE

[quote]Call a diner that delivers and order pancakes with a side of bacon and eggs.

Won't it all be congealed by the time they reach OP?

Eggs and pancakes HAVE TO be cooked fresh and by hand. OP KNOWS how to make pancakes, clearly, [bold]but he's LAZY. [/bold]He should still make them from scratch and by hand. Pancakes come out rather well when you're feeling a bit angry and aggressive, I've found.

by Anonymousreply 2705/31/2021

If you don't know how to make pancakes, then you're either under 10 years old or else you come from a country where no one eats pancakes. There's no other excuse.

by Anonymousreply 2805/31/2021

This thread is ridiculous and shameful.

by Anonymousreply 2905/31/2021

[quote]If you don't know how to make pancakes, then you're either under 10 years old or else you come from a country where no one eats pancakes.

He DOES know, he's probably American...he's just lazy.

by Anonymousreply 3005/31/2021

There’s not just one, but a multitude of restaurants that cater just to this, I recommend Original over IHOP if you have one and the Waffle Houses are probably a doable backup as well.

by Anonymousreply 3105/31/2021

I like these, sometimes add a scoop of protein powder too. I like strawberries on top the best. I skip added sweeteners. High protein, high fiber and really tasty. Freeze well too, just put wax paper between them.

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by Anonymousreply 3205/31/2021

[quote] I recommend Original over IHOP if you have one and the Waffle Houses are probably a doable backup as well.

Why would he want to find (schlep to) an IHOP? He's probably in his socks and boxer shorts.

by Anonymousreply 3305/31/2021

I got an omelet from IHOP recently and for the first time ever noticed the menu says "our omelets are made with a splash of our wheat pancake batter!" wtf

by Anonymousreply 3405/31/2021

Get off your ass, OP and grab the box of Aunt Delilah...

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by Anonymousreply 3505/31/2021

Yep, OP staggering in his sad, hungover stupor to the stove to mix and cook pancakes would be less effort than making himself presentable and going somewhere to get them.

by Anonymousreply 3605/31/2021

[quote] can you recommend a make, [R4]?

I bought the Eggo frozen buttermilk pancakes.

by Anonymousreply 3705/31/2021

Making them and making them WELL is a whole different ballpark.

by Anonymousreply 3805/31/2021

Do you realize that pancakes are all sugar (carbs) and sat fat? How can you people eat such a concoction? One could get diabetes just reading this thread. I'll stick with my egg white/spinach omelet with a slice of Ezekiel dry whole wheat toast. The protein will fuel my workout this afternoon. Today is chest and tri day.

by Anonymousreply 3905/31/2021

when you finally do get around to making them, make extra and then freeze them so you have them ready for next time. You can just pop them in the toaster to heat them.

by Anonymousreply 4005/31/2021

[quote]Do you realize that pancakes are all sugar (carbs) and sat fat?

No. A decent homemade batter only needs one T spoon of sugar.

by Anonymousreply 4105/31/2021

[quote]make extra and then freeze them so you have them ready for next time.

I must try that.

by Anonymousreply 4205/31/2021

OK..I get it

OP's other thread title

[quote]I just ordered McDonalds takeout at 3 am I never ever eat at this time because I’m usually sleeping but I can’t sleep tonight and feel so hungry. I was ignoring it but grew even more hungry and then a fucking McDonalds commercial came out. Ugh. Fuck me. I ended up just ordering something.

by Anonymousreply 4305/31/2021

I assume you've resolved your pancake urge by now. What did you end up doing?

I've been looking for an authentic Pancakes Barbara recipe for decades and still haven't found one, but reportedly it's crepes with blackberry sauce. So I guess it wouldn't be that much trickier than regular American pancakes, especially if you made the sauce ahead of time. But a little light for breakfast. I guess you could stuff them with some kind of cheese and make them blintzes Barbara.

by Anonymousreply 4405/31/2021

r42 make sure to put something between each one, like wax paper so you can get them apart or just put each one in a sandwich bag and freeze

by Anonymousreply 4505/31/2021

[quote]make sure to put something between each one, like wax paper so you can get them apart

Thank you. I was wondering about that.

by Anonymousreply 4605/31/2021

OP, in my college days, I used to make oatmeal pancakes with just water and oatmeal. They're actually good- crispy on the outside and a bit creamy on the inside. If you want fancier pancakes, follow that flaxseed recipe posted upthread.

by Anonymousreply 4705/31/2021

you can bake them....less of a hassle

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by Anonymousreply 4805/31/2021

R27, no, they're not terrible. In fact, McDonald's pancakes are quite good. They're just kind of expensive for what you get.

by Anonymousreply 4905/31/2021

How come pancake recipes never tell you what temperature to cook them at?!?

The recipes are always so VAGUE. "cook them until they're golden brown on the bottom, then flip"??? HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE ON THE BOTTOM UNTIL YOU FLIP THEM? How fucking long does it take? And at what temperature should you cook them?

Jesus, these are the basics. How would a recipe for cake fly if someone just said "and then bake it until it's done"?? NOBODY WOULD KNOW WHAT TO DO

by Anonymousreply 5005/31/2021

You cook pancakes on medium heat until bubbles form at the surface, pop and turn them just when the popping bubbles begin to form little holes instead of filling back in with batter. Flip, wait 45 seconds or so and remove. As you make them, turn down the heat a little to prevent burning. It's not hard to make pancakes.

by Anonymousreply 5105/31/2021

[quote]It's not hard to make pancakes.

It's hard to make them well.

by Anonymousreply 5205/31/2021

There’s a reason you throw out the first pancake traditionally, that’s where you get the sense of the heat level, how it cooks and primes the pan. It is the rehearsal, then the rest can be perfect.

by Anonymousreply 5305/31/2021

[quote]There’s a reason you throw out the first pancake traditionally, that’s where you get the sense of the heat level, how it cooks and primes the pan.

Interesting

by Anonymousreply 5405/31/2021

Endless bitching about nothing.

Most Datalounge-ish thread ever!

by Anonymousreply 5505/31/2021

Pancakes aren't nothing.

by Anonymousreply 5605/31/2021

I had three different men insist on making pancakes for me as a special treat. How can you fuck up pancakes? You can burn them, and badly, leaving a smell that lingers in the mind for years that will put you off the things in the interim.

The precooked ones at R9 are quite good, actually, a big surprise for me. Lighter and more delicate than the usual American pancakes, but with a very nice flavor and texture, and just the basic ingredients. I keep some on hand for my partner whose one take away from his stay in the U.S. was pancakes, butter, and maple syrup. It's exotic fare where we live. You might find pancakes on the breakfast menu of a five-star hotel, or at the small but slowly growing number of restaurants that offer a brunch menu that draws on American and international breakfast foods. Bisquick is unknown. Maple syrup carries a luxury price tag when you can find it. And no one is going to "put up" little bags of frozen home cooked pancakes separated by sheets of waxed paper because small freezers compartments of refrigerators are the standard. I tried the pre-cooked one thinking they would be terrible but not at all (the one other brand I've seen is not nearly so nice, heavy, dense, and fairly tasteless.)

by Anonymousreply 5705/31/2021

This should be in the underwhelm me thread.

by Anonymousreply 5805/31/2021

R58 Yet 1) You took the time to reply to it and 2) It’s got nearly 60 responses.

by Anonymousreply 5905/31/2021

[quote]I wonder if OP made them or not.

Nope. I was too lazy so I had a shitty granola bar instead. Plus, I’m eating an entire pizza tomorrow so I figured I should skip the pancakes so that my waistline will thank me.

I’ll get to the pancakes some other time this week when I’m not lazy.

by Anonymousreply 6005/31/2021

⤴️ALERT - UPDATE - OP has re-emerged.

you're probably surprised by how much attention your thread has received, OP.

by Anonymousreply 6105/31/2021

[quote]I’ll get to the pancakes some other time this week when I’m not lazy.

Be sure to post pics - I'm sure many here want to see if you're upto the task

by Anonymousreply 6205/31/2021

R35- Did you know that there was a chain of Pancake houses called Aunt Jemima's mainly in the northeast up until about 1970.

by Anonymousreply 6305/31/2021

R63. We had one on Long Island..we went to it when we were kids!

by Anonymousreply 6405/31/2021

R61 I was surprised how much attention this thread got! I guess everyone loves pancakes 🥞!

R62 I’m actually good at making pancakes 🥞 , it’s just a pain to make and clean up afterwards. Do you want me to make 4 small stackable ones or 2 big ones?

by Anonymousreply 6505/31/2021

I like Bisquick Shake 'n' Pour -- add water, shake, and pour!

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by Anonymousreply 6605/31/2021

[quote]Do you want me to make 4 small stackable ones or 2 big ones?

I thought 3 is the American norm (but I'm NOT American) - but if you must be different, I vote for the 4 option. I'd like to see your stack.

by Anonymousreply 6705/31/2021

[quote][R35]- Did you know that there was a chain of Pancake houses called Aunt Jemima's mainly in the northeast up until about 1970.

I wish I could have gone there.

by Anonymousreply 6805/31/2021

[quote]I'd like to see your stack

...and your breakfast sausage

by Anonymousreply 6905/31/2021

Get some doughnuts. Just as healthy.

by Anonymousreply 7005/31/2021

R67 No. Go to IHOP’s website and you will see that the norm is 2 pancakes (called a short stack) or 4 pancakes (called a full stack). However, when I make a short stack, I just make two big ones because I don’t see the point in only eating 2 little pancakes if I’m eating going through the trouble of making them.

by Anonymousreply 7105/31/2021

"There's a recipe in the NYT for a Dutch Baby. It does require mixing etc but you pour the entire batter into a skillet and put it in the oven for 25 minutes until it's done, so at least you don't have to stand there flipping pancakes."

Someone that doesn't want to make pancakes isn't going to whip up a Dutch Baby.

by Anonymousreply 7205/31/2021

What’s everyone’s favorite pancake mix? Or do you make yours by scratch?

by Anonymousreply 7305/31/2021

There’s a reason you throw out the first pancake traditionally, that’s where you get the sense of the heat level, how it cooks and primes the pan. It is the rehearsal, then the rest can be perfect.

Your first pancake is like your first relationship. You're figuring it all out. Don't be someone's first pancake.

by Anonymousreply 7405/31/2021

[quote][R67] No. Go to IHOP’s website and you will see that the norm is 2 pancakes (called a short stack) or 4 pancakes (called a full stack).

Why are you looking at IHOP's website (if you don't mind me asking)? I think throughout the USA 3 is the norm (is this worthy of a new inquiry thread)

[quote]However, when I make a short stack, I just make two big ones because I don’t see the point in only eating 2 little pancakes if I’m eating going through the trouble of making them.

OMG I so agree.

Which sort of syrup will you be using?

by Anonymousreply 7505/31/2021

Has anyone ever tried Funfetti Pancakes? They look good!

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by Anonymousreply 7605/31/2021

Once you make from scratch it's hard to go back - but Bisquick is really good, even though DLers are very snobby about it.

by Anonymousreply 7705/31/2021

R75 You know, I take back what I said. It seems like a lot of the pancake mix boxes show three pancakes, so I see why people think the standard is 3. But whenever I eat pancakes at local restaurants, it’s 2 or 4, and I personally always make 2 big ones or 4 smaller sized ones when I make them (and I’m not fat...yet). And I was looking at IHOP since they are the biggest pancake restaurant in the US, so I thought they would be a good reference to see what they typically do. But as I looked around more on the website, it seems even they have certain pancakes that come three to a stack. So it looks like there is no standard really. Just depends on what you want.

As for the syrup I’ll be using, you’ll probably be disappointed to know that I don’t use anything fancy. Just regular Log Cabin maple syrup. I’ve tried a few different “fancy” syrups before and wasn’t impressed. I’m sure there are better syrups out there but I haven’t found it.

by Anonymousreply 7805/31/2021

R77 Do you have a recipe?

by Anonymousreply 7905/31/2021

[quote]As for the syrup I’ll be using, you’ll probably be disappointed to know that I don’t use anything fancy. Just regular Log Cabin maple syrup. I’ve tried a few different “fancy” syrups before and wasn’t impressed. I’m sure there are better syrups out there but I haven’t found it.

Log Cabin is absolutely fine. What are you talking about?

There's a Vermont one which seems to be especially nice. I only had it a few times.

In general, I prefer a darker syrup and St. Lawrence Gold is highly recommended.

by Anonymousreply 8005/31/2021

[quote][R77] Do you have a recipe?

I know it in my head and don't have the energy to type it out. Maybe OP will help you out. He rates his pancakes highly.

by Anonymousreply 8105/31/2021

R80 OK glad it’s not just me that likes Log Cabin! You know how some people on DL are - if you dare to like something that doesn’t cost a fortune, then they look down on you. So I was ready to hear the criticism.

I’ve never heard of St Lawrence Gold. I’ll have to try it sometime.

by Anonymousreply 8205/31/2021

Pancakes or waffles from the same batter - here's what you need:

2 cups AP Flour 4tsp Baking Powder 1/4tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar or momnfruit works too. 1/2 cup oil 2 eggs 1 and 3/4 cups of milk Vanilla Extract

I usually keep the dry ingredient separated until I'm ready to cook them. Then mix the eggs with oil , milk and vanilla extract. Then combine and cook.

by Anonymousreply 8305/31/2021

[quote]if you dare to like something that doesn’t cost a fortune, then they look down on you.

Those gurls are TUFF cookies.

by Anonymousreply 8405/31/2021

[quote]1/2 cup oil

Really?

by Anonymousreply 8505/31/2021

I’m sorry, but the same batter for pancakes and waffles is just wrong, it can’t be a dessert topping AND a floor wax at the same time!

by Anonymousreply 8605/31/2021

Good American pancakes are a joy to eat.

by Anonymousreply 8705/31/2021

[quote]Good American pancakes are a joy to eat.

Very hard to find outside America. You'd laugh if I posted pics of what passes for American pancakes in London restaurants.

by Anonymousreply 8805/31/2021

I make Sour Cream Pancakes from my mother's old Woman's Day Encyclopedia Of Cookery. They are fabulous- light and fluffy and creamy. I serve them with whipped butter and pure maple syrup- YUM

by Anonymousreply 8905/31/2021

I also recommend if you want to cut back on the sugar - get frozen berries like blueberry, strawberry etc. Into a pot with a little bit of water, a tablespoon of flour and some monkfruit powder or stevia. And a dash of vanilla extract. Cook until it breaks the berries down. Better than maple syrup.

by Anonymousreply 9005/31/2021

[quote]You cook pancakes on medium heat

WHAT THE FUCK DOES "MEDIUM HEAT" EVEN MEAN?

Jesus. The griddle doesn't have a "Medium" setting. It has TEMPERATURE IN DEGREES.

Seriously, why the fuck can't anyone give decent cooking instructions? Seriously, I have no fucking clue what "medium" means.

by Anonymousreply 9105/31/2021

[quote]Seriously, why the fuck can't anyone give decent cooking instructions? Seriously, I have no fucking clue what "medium" means.

Why the fuck can't some people take responsibility for learning even the smallest and most routine things?

by Anonymousreply 9205/31/2021

BECAUSE IT'S NOT ACTUALLY DOCUMENTED ANYWHERE, YOU FUCKING DUMBASS

How hard is it to say 325 degrees? Or 350? Or 375? WHY MAKE EVERYONE FUCKING GUESS AND HAVE TO ENGAGE IN TRIAL AN ERROR?

by Anonymousreply 9305/31/2021

[quote]WHAT THE FUCK DOES "MEDIUM HEAT" EVEN MEAN?

It means somewhere between (in the middle) of very hot and cold.

by Anonymousreply 9405/31/2021

R91, heat your pan, then sprinkle a few drops of water on it - when the drops "dance" briefly before evaporating, you pan is the right temperature.

by Anonymousreply 9505/31/2021

Is your electric griddle calibrated accurately, R93? Surely you know, as devoted to the details as you seem to be.

375 on one device is usually not the same as 375 on another device.

A recipe might tell you 375, but on your device 365 might be better. Or perhaps 400 is closer to the desired temperature. What's a cook to do? (Hint: Watch the food as it cooks.)

Pancakes are not brain surgery. "Medium" heat is more than accurate enough for pancakes.

by Anonymousreply 9605/31/2021

r88, you haven't had pancakes at the Rosewood Hotel. Blueberry compote on top. Delicious.

And isn't Log Cabin just flavored corn syrup at this point?

by Anonymousreply 9705/31/2021

[quote][R88], you haven't had pancakes at the Rosewood Hotel. Blueberry compote on top. Delicious.

I must try it. Actually, the famous Wolsey Restaurant also does excellent American pancakes.

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by Anonymousreply 9805/31/2021

[quote[And isn't Log Cabin just flavored corn syrup at this point?

Whatever it is, it's not maple syrup.

by Anonymousreply 9905/31/2021

I have never in my life used a stove whose burners were labeled by temperature; every one has ranged from low to high heat. The oven is by specific degrees. I don't even think a stove could do this reliably since so much heat escapes from pans.

And yes, Log Cabin is corn syrup with artificial maple flavoring, as is Aunt Jemima pancake syrup.

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[quote]Whatever it is, it's not maple syrup.

OMG that's why OP was so ashamed.

by Anonymousreply 10105/31/2021

OP, I really don't understand why you just can't set aside 5 minutes to lay some eggs, squirt some milk, add flour and make your own batch of hotcakes, geeeezh.

by Anonymousreply 10205/31/2021

R95 Knows how to tell when a pan is ready.

My mom taught me to make pancakes by age 10 or so. It's so strange to me that adults don't know how to mix batter, pour onto a pan, flip and eat.

Are you similarly grilled cheese impaired?

by Anonymousreply 10305/31/2021

R97, R100, R101 Yep. I knew some queens would be bitching about syrup!

by Anonymousreply 10405/31/2021

[quote] And isn't Log Cabin just flavored corn syrup at this point?

Log Cabin has always been fake — just sugar (or HFC), water, salt and artificial "maple" flavor.

by Anonymousreply 10505/31/2021

r103 just joggled my memory of grilled banana, honey, and peanut butter sandwich. So fucking good.

by Anonymousreply 10605/31/2021

R100, have you never heard of an electric griddle?? Or an electric skillet? Are you kidding me?

And R96, I have a laser thermometer... as seen on and recommended on "Good Eats". I know exactly what the temperature of the surface is.

And cooking a pancake too slowly or too quickly can lead to disaster, instead of the light and fluffy and fully cooked pancake you desire.

by Anonymousreply 10705/31/2021

What are American pancakes? What other pancake like things are there in the world? Crepes are more like eggs than a fried flour creation.

by Anonymousreply 10805/31/2021

[quote]What other pancake like things are there in the world?

To start there are POFFERTJES

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by Anonymousreply 10905/31/2021

🥞 & 🥓

👳🏾‍♂️ Don't have to call me twice !

by Anonymousreply 11005/31/2021

[quote] Head on over to McDonalds

Mmmmm. Rubber served in styrofoam.

by Anonymousreply 11105/31/2021

[quote] Don’t you have a diner you can go to?

No, and it really pisses me off.

by Anonymousreply 11205/31/2021

[quote]Mmmmm. Rubber served in styrofoam.

didn't they drop the styrofoam years ago?

I agree McDonald's pancakes are awful - horrid and thin

by Anonymousreply 11305/31/2021

For R108 - part one

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For R108 - part two

Obviously there is no one correct recipe for each country, and obviously some of these "pancakes" are a bit of a stretch from what's been discussed here so far.

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by Anonymousreply 11506/01/2021

[quote] And [R96], I have a laser thermometer... as seen on and recommended on "Good Eats". I know exactly what the temperature of the surface is. And cooking a pancake too slowly or too quickly can lead to disaster, instead of the light and fluffy and fully cooked pancake you desire.

Oy! I never liked that show. I once watched Alton Brown spend 30 minutes explaining how to make tea the only way he says you're allowed to make tea. And he used fucking tea bags but required measuring the water temperature and timing how long it steeped.

Life is too short to time your tea bags and to make sure you have the "perfect" temperature to make "perfect" pancakes and "perfect" tea. You steep tea in hot water and drink. You drip water droplets onto the pan and when they dance and sizzle, you pour on the batter and make your damned pancakes. If you mess one up, you throw it away and make another.

Who has time to make simple processes tedious, persnickety events?

by Anonymousreply 11606/01/2021

When you're motivated, make a large batch of pancakes...then freeze them. Ready made, just heat up.

by Anonymousreply 11706/01/2021

[quote]When you're motivated, make a large batch of pancakes...then freeze them. Ready made, just heat up.

I can't wait to do this. I'll try to find wax paper later today.

by Anonymousreply 11806/01/2021

R107, get a grip. There is no such thing as a pancake-related "disaster."

by Anonymousreply 11906/01/2021

[quote]How come pancake recipes never tell you what temperature to cook them at?!?

Pancake / french toast / generic breakfast food cooking temperature, natch.

by Anonymousreply 12006/01/2021

Medium heat; brown one side, flip, brown the other side & lift. One can buy cartons of batter that can poured idirectly in a pan. Add butter/marjarine & syrup when done. It is hardly any more complicated than preparing toast. Cleaning the pan afterwards can be 30 seconds.

by Anonymousreply 12106/01/2021

^can be poured directly

by Anonymousreply 12206/01/2021

[quote]Pancake / french toast / generic breakfast food cooking temperature, natch.

What does "natch" mean?

by Anonymousreply 12306/01/2021

Who thinks McDonald's pancakes are rubbery or thin? Have you even tried them in the last few years?

They're really good... with a rich vanilla flavor, light and fluffy. I mean, I've only had them twice in the last few years, because it seems over-priced to pay four bucks for three tiny pancakes (and the end result is mostly plastic packaging anyway... not Styrofoam... just seems like a waste). But they were good and flavorful with a really good texture.

by Anonymousreply 12406/01/2021

Does anyone remember Bickford's pancake house? My family loved their apple pancake which was the size of a personal pizza. The one near us closed way back in 1976 after a fire. It reopened about 2 or 3 years later as an upscale Howard Johnsons.

by Anonymousreply 12506/01/2021

is no one going to answer poor old R125?

by Anonymousreply 12606/01/2021

Ma Kettle could make pancakes for 15 kids and do the laundry at the same time.

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[quote]When you're motivated, make a large batch of pancakes...then freeze them. Ready made, just heat up.

You know, that’s a good idea.

by Anonymousreply 12806/01/2021

Or just buy a bag of frozen pancakes from the store, and nuke some whenever you want.

by Anonymousreply 12906/01/2021

It might be a problem here.

by Anonymousreply 13006/01/2021

R129 ,normally I love you, but NO!!!

Frozen pancakes are instant death. I refuse to let any man I see, eat frozen pancakes.

All good men need freshly made pancakes.

by Anonymousreply 13106/01/2021

Did he make you cry? Make you break down?

Shatter your illusions of love.

Is it over now? Are you ready to pick of the shattered pieces and go home.

by Anonymousreply 13206/01/2021

Denny’s

by Anonymousreply 13306/01/2021

I can't believe that anyone would think Bisquick is the best pancake mix. Yes, it's versatile, but anyone who wants an easy and delicious, fluffy pancake by just adding water would know that Krusteaz beats Bisquick every time, flavor-wise and without having to add egg. If you want waffles, you add like a Tbsp of oil to the mix.

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Around Hanukkah will we be having the same conversation about latkes?

by Anonymousreply 13506/01/2021

[quote]You know, that’s a good idea.—OP, still too lazy to make pancakes 🥞

OP came back!! I thought he was too angry about the bitchy comments about his fake maple to return. He's a forgiving type.

by Anonymousreply 13606/01/2021

R39 MARY, the OP was tired enough before you strutted in! Lay off those roids or you’ll give yourself a heart attack no matter how healthy your breakfast is!

by Anonymousreply 13706/01/2021

[quote]What does "natch" mean?

It’s old baking slang, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 13806/01/2021

The Cinnastack pancakes at participating IHOP's IS fabu. The cinnamon gunk they use is delicious and so sweet you don't even need to add syrup. But I do cuz I'm a fat whore (just a dollop).

by Anonymousreply 13906/01/2021

Sounds fantastic, R139.

by Anonymousreply 14006/01/2021

No wonder it tastes good. How could it not

[bold]How to Make Cinnastack Pancakes[/bold]

In a small bowl combine butter, brown sugar, cake flour, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla. ... In a medium bowl, use a mixer to blend together the cream cheese and the butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar. ... Add milk and the vanilla.

by Anonymousreply 14106/01/2021

I suppose BK is also an option if you're seriously that lazy. But I can pretty much guarantee you those are just pre cooked frozen pancakes nuked in the microwave. BK obviously doesn't have griddles. I worked at one in the early 90's and they would temporarily put metal plates over some of their fryers, using the residual heat, to cook some of their breakfast items, like eggs, at the time. They probably don't even do that now either.

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by Anonymousreply 14206/02/2021

I just made pancakes with Bisquick gluten-free mix, and they were perfectly yummy and very fluffy. I am out of syrup and so I used apricot preserves. Nom nom.

I grew up eating Aunt Jemima pancakes, and I've tried different mixes ranging from Kodiak Cames to Birch Benders and I've made them from scratch, which is also as easy as baking anything could be.

Methinks youse guys need to expand your horizons a little. Pancakes don't always have to be the same texture or taste. Experiment a little. You might discover you like some new things.

I've also mixed up chocolate muffin, banana bread and pumpkin bread batters, made a few muffins with them and then refrigerated the mixed batter for a few days and made pancakes with them. Quickbreads can be cooked like pancakes with a couple of things in mind: if the batter is thick, it needs to be thinned a little or else the middle of the pancake may not cook through; however, a way around this is to cook on medium-low heat with the lid on the pan so that the pancakes steam instead of only the surface cooking on the pan. The other thing to keep in mind is that quickbread batters cooked like pancakes come out more like pancakes than they come out like muffins, which should be obvious, but it can be a little confusing to eat what you think of as a muffin or banana bread but it has a smooth and solid pancake-y surface. Once you erase the expectation, though, you'll find them delightful. When I make these, I eat them without syrup because they're sweet enough as is.

If you mix up a pancake batter, you can keep it in the fridge for several days and just cook up a couple of pancakes every day until it's gone. Making pancakes is just barely (barely!) more work than making a sandwich. I can be lazy but I can't imagine being too lazy for the "work" of making pancakes.

by Anonymousreply 14306/02/2021

[quote]If you mix up a pancake batter, you can keep it in the fridge for several days and just cook up a couple of pancakes every day until it's gone.

I thought the raising agents get de-activated if the batter hangs around in the fridge.

by Anonymousreply 14406/02/2021

Yeah, the baking powder will eventually run out of steam.

by Anonymousreply 14506/02/2021

"Pancake syrup" is to maple syrup what Miracle Whip is to real mayonnaise. It's fine if that's what you like but they're not the same.

by Anonymousreply 14606/02/2021

I use Bisquick for making pancakes. My mom always used Bisquick when making shortcakes, so I've always loved it. This is very strange, but I could eat the batter...and even a dry spoonful. Bizarre...I know. I do use the good maple syrup. I always buy pure Vermont syrup.

by Anonymousreply 14706/02/2021

[quote]but I could eat the batter.

I used a ready made mix yesterday that warned you against this.

by Anonymousreply 14806/02/2021

[quote]I always buy pure Vermont syrup.

Probably the best out there

by Anonymousreply 14906/02/2021

r123, "naturally". Seemed to be a popular word back in the 70's or 80's.

by Anonymousreply 15006/02/2021

It was an early 00's thing in my case.

by Anonymousreply 15106/02/2021

Aren't pancakes most dreadfully unhealthy? From a glycemic index point of view, I think you'd do better just eating pure sugar out of the bag. (white flour turns into sugar in your blood stream faster than table sugar does). So does high fructose corn syrup but that's not relevant... unless they use it in pancake syrup.

by Anonymousreply 15206/02/2021

Troll 5863 is on fire today. What did she do to get Murieled?

by Anonymousreply 15306/02/2021

[quote]Aren't pancakes most dreadfully unhealthy?

R152 Nobody gives a shit about whether they’re healthy or not, and nobody’s saying to eat them everyday either. Quit bitching.

by Anonymousreply 15406/02/2021

Just leave out the butter and eggs and then your pancakes are vegan. Problem solved.

by Anonymousreply 15506/03/2021

As for pancakes being unhealthy, a few years ago I decided to substitute pancakes for my normal dinner three nights a week. Over the course of a month, I lost ten pounds. So fuck all of you histrionic self-appointed "nutritionists."

by Anonymousreply 15606/03/2021

Sometimes I'll add an overripe, mashed banana to the pancake batter...also, some canned organic pumpkin used for making pies. Each one is pretty good for a change. I don't mix the two together...one, banana pancakes...the other, pumpkin pancakes..lol.

by Anonymousreply 15706/03/2021

WTF you have against banana pumpkin pancakes?

by Anonymousreply 15806/03/2021

Does anyone prefer crêpes? And if so, sweet or savoury?

A crêpe is a type of very thin pancake. Crêpes are usually of two types: sweet crêpes and savoury galettes. Crêpes are served with a variety of fillings, from the simplest with only sugar to flambéed crêpes Suzette or elaborate savoury galettes.

by Anonymousreply 15906/03/2021

Actually, that might be good R158...lol. We MUST be diverse, after all...

by Anonymousreply 16006/03/2021
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by Anonymousreply 16106/03/2021

Joe Jonas enthusiastically endorses eating them by the plate full.

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by Anonymousreply 16206/03/2021

I would eat Joe Jonas's ass by the plateful, R162.

by Anonymousreply 16306/03/2021

Nobody gives a shit about the Jonas Brothers. Get that shit out of the thread.

by Anonymousreply 16406/03/2021

I cut up any peaches that I have to use up and add them to my pancake batter.

If you have preserved peaches, those are better. A little of the syrup in the batter is nice too.

by Anonymousreply 16506/03/2021

PANCAKES!

by Anonymousreply 16606/05/2021

Is the Lil Bitch OP getting it together this weekend enough to make the pancakes?

by Anonymousreply 16706/05/2021

You can probably order them from somewhere

by Anonymousreply 16806/05/2021

I’ve never made pancakes in my life. I can make dinner but breakfast is a meal I’ve never really been into. I have to make myself eat it.

by Anonymousreply 16906/05/2021

HoJo...do they exist anymore?

by Anonymousreply 17006/05/2021

Breakfast is the best meal, and I have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nothing better than pancakes, french toast, and waffles... scrambled eggs, hash browns, and nice crisp bacon.... over-easy eggs with toast and sausage... breakfast tacos, breakfast burritos, and breakfast sandwiches... YUM!

by Anonymousreply 17106/05/2021

For God’s sake they’re pancakes, it’s not like he’s making donuts!

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Pancakes Barbara

by Anonymousreply 17306/05/2021

OP doesn't say if he's actually near a place that makes them.

Also sounds like he eats then at night, not for breakfast.

by Anonymousreply 17406/05/2021

OP's caftan always catches fire when he makes pancakes.

by Anonymousreply 17506/05/2021

Just to remind you - never forget Pancake Day! In 2022, it'll be March 1st.

"Shrove Tuesday was named after the custom of Christians to be "shriven" before the start of Lent. In the United Kingdom, Ireland and parts of the Commonwealth, Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday, as it became a traditional custom to eat pancakes as a meal... Elsewhere, the day has also been called "Mardi Gras", meaning "Fat Tuesday", after the type of celebratory meal that day."

by Anonymousreply 17606/05/2021

R176 For my people, the Pennsylvania Dutch, it is known as Fastnacht Day.

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by Anonymousreply 17706/05/2021

[quote]OP doesn't say if he's actually near a place that makes them. Also sounds like he eats then at night, not for breakfast.

OP here! Nope, I don’t live near a place that makes them and you are correct - even if I did, I usually have my cravings for pancakes late at night for some reason, so nothing is open. But even if there was a place open that late that made pancakes, that would be even more of a hassle than making them myself (getting dressed, driving there and back).

BTW, I bought two pieces of cake 🍰 at the grocery store yesterday and ate one yesterday and one today, so I haven’t been craving pancakes anymore….for now.

Oh and I also bought some frozen French toast sticks for when I’m absolutely desperate and lazy.

by Anonymousreply 17806/05/2021

In Rio, they dance in the streets half naked. In Europe, they eat starchy food.

by Anonymousreply 17906/05/2021

Some fun facts.

Here in England our pancakes are thin (like crepes) and served with sugar or lemon...and not especially nice. You rarely, if ever see them for sale in cafes or restaurants, especially not these days. I haven't seen them on any menu for years. Nothing like America where they are on every diner menu in the country...and is a BREAKFAST staple....though seemingly NOT available where OP lives.

TRUE STORY: When my Dad was sick I went with him to Boston MA for his treatment. And pancakes for breakfast were NOT available everywhere. I had to go to hotels!

Personally, unlike OP, I wouldn't want them in the middle of the night. Too rich! OP is not like everybody else. He's a one-off.

by Anonymousreply 18006/06/2021

[quote]BTW, I bought two pieces of cake 🍰 at the grocery store yesterday

May I ask which sort of cake, OP?

by Anonymousreply 18106/06/2021

So, OP... you can't make a cake, either?

by Anonymousreply 18206/06/2021

OP is all cake, no pan.

by Anonymousreply 18306/06/2021

[quote]So, OP... you can't make a cake, either?

What's he going to do with a whole cake? He likes to spread out his treats - hence the two slices of cake no-pancake-situation he has in front of him right now.

by Anonymousreply 18406/06/2021

Surprisingly this has done nothing to spark a craving for pancakes, but suddenly I’m hungry for Angel’s Food Cake.

by Anonymousreply 18506/06/2021

[quote]Surprisingly this has done nothing to spark a craving for pancakes

Speak for yourself.

I had pancakes for breakfast twice this week. Usually it's just once, on Sundays.

by Anonymousreply 18606/06/2021

Do your pour Mrs Butterworth's on them, R186? (not being disparaging - love 'em - but don't eat them because I worry about my blood sugar, even though I'm not diabetic, but definitely don't want to get the Type 2 scourge, I despise needles)

by Anonymousreply 18706/06/2021

Damn you, R185.

Now I have to bake an Angel Food cake.

Damn you!

by Anonymousreply 18806/06/2021

[quote]Personally, unlike OP, I wouldn't want them in the middle of the night. Too rich! OP is not like everybody else. He's a one-off.

It’s not the first time I’ve been told that.🤪

[quote]May I ask which sort of cake, OP?

One slice of Cookies & Cream chocolate cake with Oreo icing and one slice of Red Velvet Cake. I know people knock Red Velvet Cake, but I love it!

by Anonymousreply 18906/06/2021

[quote]So, OP... you can't make a cake, either?

I know how to make a cake, but why on earth would I make a cake if I’m too lazy to make pancakes? A cake is twice the trouble, especially considering you have to make icing as well.

[quote]What's he going to do with a whole cake? He likes to spread out his treats - hence the two slices of cake no-pancake-situation he has in front of him right now.

Thank you! Someone gets it!

by Anonymousreply 19006/06/2021

You know what I hate about making pancakes? Not so much too cooking itself, but the washing of everything afterwards. The mixing bowl, the measuring cup, the pan, the spatula, rinsing the sticky plate before it goes in the dishwasher. It’s irritating and a bit much for something that probably takes no more than 7 minutes to eat. I just despise dishes!

by Anonymousreply 19106/06/2021

This thread has turned into OP’s personal blog with commentary.

by Anonymousreply 19206/06/2021

R192 I think it’s rude to start a thread and then just abandon it when people ask questions and want to know where the OP is at (as has happened in this thread). Just trying to be a good OP.😁

by Anonymousreply 19306/06/2021

[quote] This thread has turned into OP’s personal blog with commentary.

So fucking what? People are asking him questions and he's responding.

[quote][R192] I think it’s rude to start a thread and then just abandon it when people ask questions

Exactly. I hate when people do that and it's all too common. Mary/192 is jealous of the attention you're getting. Wants everything to be all about him.

[quote]and want to know where the OP is at (as has happened in this thread). Just trying to be a good OP.😁

You're a mighty fine OP because of it and can turn one line about a longing for pancakes into [bold]THREAD OF THE MONTH.[/bold]

[quote]You know what I hate about making pancakes? Not so much too cooking itself, but the washing of everything afterwards

The trick is to do it right away, with very hot water. Fill the mixing bowl with Fairy liquid and sling everything in.

by Anonymousreply 19406/06/2021

Today I had very delicious Raspberry Lemonade Pancakes. They were awesome.

by Anonymousreply 19506/06/2021

I can't believe this thread is still going.

But "I want pancakes and I'm too lazy to make them" is admittedly more interesting than the threads I woke up to yesterday that began "OMG!" "OMG!" and "Wow!"

by Anonymousreply 19606/07/2021

[quote]This thread has turned into OP’s personal blog with commentary.

Now he's not going to respond anymore because you're a snarky cunt and don't get OP's quirky originality.

by Anonymousreply 19706/07/2021

OP's a lazy fuck, too. If you don't have the energy to make pancakes, you're a lazy bottom. No thanks.

by Anonymousreply 19806/08/2021

R198- Wrong

He's a BOSSY bottom.

by Anonymousreply 19906/08/2021

I love my local diner, which makes specialty pancakes, like:

Peanut Butter Banana

Cinnamon Roll

S'Mores

Raspberry Lemonade

Key Lime Pie

Cinnamon Peach

Strawberry Confetti

and a whole lot more. I love the Raspberry Lemonade pancakes the best, but they're all great.

by Anonymousreply 20006/08/2021

Ugh, anything s’mores should be left to the Girlscouts and camping, it should not be a legitimate flavour choice.

by Anonymousreply 20106/08/2021

As soon as I get my weight below 260 pounds ( I know, I'm a FAT WHORE) I will treat myself to a homemade Dutch Baby ( NYT recipe) and serve it with whipped butter and pure maple syrup.

by Anonymousreply 20206/08/2021

Never understood having cake for breakfast. Covered in syrup no less. I can do a waffle here or there but it still feels like cake for breakfast.

by Anonymousreply 20306/08/2021

R203- It makes more sense than eating donuts for breakfast which is nothing but sugar and deep fried dough. At least pancakes have eggs in them. There is some nutritional contents.

by Anonymousreply 20406/08/2021

[quote]Never understood having cake for breakfast. Covered in syrup no less. I can do a waffle here or there but it still feels like cake for breakfast.

Waffles really seem like cake for breakfast, much more so than pancakes.

You can make them with buckwheat and spelt if you want something more health conscious and lower cal.

by Anonymousreply 20506/09/2021

& in the meantime that gurl/OP is not coming back after he's been accused of being a lazy bottom and a bossy bottom. Thank, cunts for being so cunty.

by Anonymousreply 20606/09/2021

R206 Please! I’ve been on DL over a decade! I’m used to these cunts - they could never scare me off! I just haven’t had anything new to say until now - which is I ate 5 frozen cinnamon French toast sticks just now. They were a bit soggy since I just microwaved them instead of putting them in the toaster oven, but they actually tasted good (of course not as good as homemade pancakes!). One day I will get the energy to make them.

by Anonymousreply 20706/09/2021

[quote]OP's a lazy fuck, too. If you don't have the energy to make pancakes, you're a lazy bottom. No thanks.

Yep, you got it! I just lay on my back with my legs open and I expect the top to do all the work.☺️

by Anonymousreply 20806/09/2021

Can't you buy pancakes in the supermarket and just heat them up? That's what I do here in Norway if I'm too lazy to make them myself.

by Anonymousreply 20906/09/2021

"I don't understand cake for breakfast, much less covered in syrup..."

I've heard this from other people. Yet I've never heard anyone not "understand" cake after dinner, much less covered in frosting! Or for birthcakes, weddings, etc.

The timing seems rather arbitrary. Junk food is still junk food after dinner, and eating cake as after-dinner dessert is adding calories on top of calories. Why does that make more sense?

Of course, blood sugar is an issue. I often get a blood sugar crash if I eat just pancakes, and so adding some kind of protein is a very good idea, at least for me.

But insofar as "understanding" the principle from a health perspective, if one is going to indulge in high-calorie junk food, it seems to me to make more sense from a weight management perspective to make it the meal rather than following an 800-calorie dinner with a 600-calorie dessert.

My family didn't generally eat dessert after dinner when I was growing up, and so that was something I never "got." Usually, if I eat junk food, I do it as a meal replacement rather than as an adjunct to a big dinner.

by Anonymousreply 21006/09/2021

I have Publix Pancake mix I bought it during quarantine. Just add water. I don't use it now bcz I'm doing Keto. So I use Birch Benders Keto pancake mix...just add water.

You can get fancy if you want. You can add milk or yogurt or sour cream or crushed pecans or blueberries. Add a few drops of vanilla, a teaspoon of corn oil. Easy peasy. Obviously while you crave pancakes you are a dilettante. You are not a true pancake lover.

by Anonymousreply 21106/09/2021

[quote]One day I will get the energy to make them.

No. No you won't. Not you, OP. Never.

by Anonymousreply 21206/09/2021

[quote]No. No you won't. Not you, OP. Never.

Yes, he will. He'll pull it together and surprise everyone.

& maybe if we're lucking post a photo right here ⏬

by Anonymousreply 21306/09/2021

OP- Go to Trader Joe's , they sell frozen pancakes. I've never tried them because although I'm a FAT WHORE I'm not a lazy whore. When I lose 10 pounds I'm going to whip myself up a batch of homemade Sour Cream Pancakes and serve them with whipped butter and pure maple syrup.

by Anonymousreply 21406/09/2021

This certainly was the breakout thread of early almost summer. Who knew!

by Anonymousreply 21506/09/2021

R215- You mean LATE spring. Summer does not start until June 20th.

by Anonymousreply 21606/09/2021

I don’t understand the people bitching about how they don’t understand the timing of what time of day people eat pancakes 🥞 or cake 🍰. People have cravings at different times, not to mention people have different schedules. The time preference is not that serious.

by Anonymousreply 21706/09/2021

I just went out in my garden and picked a few rhubarb stems and cooked that in real OJ, and strawberries, then made rhubard tarts. Having that with tea.

by Anonymousreply 21806/09/2021

R219 That’s nice, but there’s no way lazy OP is going to make tarts from his home grown rhubarb when he can’t crack a few eggs, add milk, stir, pour and fry a pancake.

by Anonymousreply 21906/09/2021

R218 extends her pinky finger while lifting her delicate teacup to her cherry lips.

by Anonymousreply 22006/09/2021

[quote]This certainly was the breakout thread of early almost summer. Who knew!

It's been fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 22106/09/2021

R217- When I was a kid in the 1970's we NEVER had pancakes for breakfast, ONLY for dinner.

by Anonymousreply 22206/10/2021

[quote]When I was a kid in the 1970's we NEVER had pancakes for breakfast, ONLY for dinner.

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

by Anonymousreply 22306/10/2021

In the summer we'd have waffles and ice cream for dinner as a special treat on extremely hot days. Never pancakes.

Pancakes were for Saturday mornings. (Sunday, after early mass, we'd stop at the bakery for hot apple strudel to eat with our bacon and eggs.

by Anonymousreply 22406/10/2021

R224- You had such a HEALTHFUL diet as a kid.

by Anonymousreply 22506/10/2021

OP when you're feeling ambitious, make up a batch of pancake batter, put it in smallish containers, enough for one serving or two, and then freeze the batter. I do it all the time. Then, if I want pancakes I have them.

by Anonymousreply 22606/10/2021

R226, it's not the batter making he hates, it's the washing of all the stuff you soil when you make it. Just the thought of it sends him to his bed.

by Anonymousreply 22706/10/2021

R226 That is an excellent idea! I’m going to do that when I finally make them. Because making the batter and cleaning up afterwards is the worst part.

by Anonymousreply 22806/10/2021

I wonder if OP's top expects pancakes for breakfast when he stays over.

by Anonymousreply 22906/10/2021

I went back and had the raspberry lemonade pancakes again. God those are so good.

by Anonymousreply 23006/10/2021

Here you go, OP.

ATK to the rescue.

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