[CnD] In Reply To: A Quick Intro

Lora Leggett kc8gmt at comcast.net
Mon Jun 27 16:26:01 GMT 2011

Very interesting, Nicole.  George loved pancakes so much and I could never 
make them too well. But now he is only having liquids and it would be 
something if I finally could make decent ones and he can't have them.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nicole Massey" <nyyki at gypsyheir.com>
To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: [CnD] In Reply To: A Quick Intro

> For pancakes I use a large griddle, not a frying pan. I have a Circulon
> griddle that covers two burners and also a single burner square one.
> I use the following size measurements for pancakes:
> Silver Dollar Pancakes: Small, under two inches (5.08 centimeters) in
> diameter
> Hotcakes or Griddle Cakes: 2-3 inches (5.8cm-8.4cm) in diameter
> Pancakes: Up to 6 inches (15.24cm)
> Flapjacks: over the size of a pancake
> Get your griddle nice and hot. Take your mixed dough and measure it to the
> size you desire. I've only made hotcake sized ones, and about a half a cup
> seems to do the trick. Make it a very full half a cup. Pour the batter 
> onto
> the griddle and set the timer. (This seems to vary with your stove, so
> you'll need a sighted assistant for the first time) When the edges start 
> to
> bubble check the timer and use this as your guide. It doesn't take long.
> I just had a thought -- this might get a lot easier with this idea. 
> Instead
> of cooking on your griddle, it should be possible to place a cake pan on 
> the
> griddle and put the pancake like object in that instead. Grease it, of
> course, and you might want a couple of them. Pour the batter in the cake 
> pan
> after checking it's hot enough by sprinkling a bit of water in the pan, 
> then
> when your timer goes off flip the pancake category object onto the griddle
> by overturning the cake pan. (Ov-Gloves or those new mitts Blind Mice Mart
> advertized recently on Dale's show will make this much easier to do) And 
> you
> can probably find a nice selection of different sized cake pans at a well
> stocked thrift store, too.
> On the topic of egg rings, they're great. Though mine are just non-stick
> rings, my step-mom had ones with wooden handles sticking up on a rod, and
> these would be better for those with difficulties in orientation. I use 
> mine
> for egg sandwiches -- scrambled, as I have an issue with intact yolks in
> anything.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cookinginthedark-bounces at acbradio.org
> [mailto:cookinginthedark-bounces at acbradio.org] On Behalf Of Lora Leggett
> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 10:35 AM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org; sarah_mellor at btinternet.com
> Subject: Re: [CnD] In Reply To: A Quick Intro
> I have been blind since birth and have no problem using a frying pan.  I
> just melt a little bit of butter in it with the heat at about medium. 
> Then
> I crack the egg in a measuring cup.  If you are making an egg sandwich or
> muffin, mix the egg in the cup with a whisk for about one minute, to make
> sure you mix it up well.  If you want to keep the whole yolk crack it very
> carefully into the cup and pour it very gently into the pan after it has
> started heating up.
> because you want your butter or whatever you are using to melt before you
> pour the egg into the pan.
> After I pour it I cover the pan.  I use a small frying pan because I don't
> have any of those egg rings and I would be afraid of missing anyway if I
> tried to pour into the ring.  So just use a small pan.
> I leave the heat on somewhere between medium and high with the cover on 
> for
> about 2 minutes and listen for it to make sizzling sounds.  When I think
> enough time has gone by I turn off the heat and slide the pan off the jet
> and over to the middle of the stove.  I leave it covered another minute or
> two and occasionally sprinkle some shredded Cheddar cheese onto the egg.
> After it cools about 2 more minutes or the time it takes to go do 
> something
> when your husband wants something, you can come back and very carefully 
> pick
> up the egg and put it on your bread or muffin with a spatula.  I have been
> married 37 years and this did not come easy overnight.  It was frustrating
> and they looked awful at first but now George says they are perfect.  I
> guess better stove,m better pans, real butter instead of margarine.  I 
> have
> been successful with margarine and also shortening when I was out of 
> butter.
> Shrotening you have to be a little more careful about sticking though.
> But with a little practice it is pretty easy.  Now I will be darned if I 
> can
> ever get the hang of pancakes.  I am still looking for a success at that.
> Lora
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Sarah Mellor" <sarah_mellor at btinternet.com>
> To: "~Sarah~" <blindbat84 at gmail.com>; <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 11:00 AM
> Subject: [CnD] In Reply To: A Quick Intro
>> Hi Sarah
>> Welcome to the list. My name is Sarah as well and I also write what I 
>> call
>> E novels so it must be to do with the name hahahaha.  I'm sorry to hear
>> what you went through with loosing your sight but admire you for still
>> wanting to cook.  I'm 31 and live alone in England and an totally blind
>> and have been since birth. OH I didn't know yo could fry an egg in the
>> microwave fried eggs are something I really miss but am scared of using a
>> frying pan as I think a lot of blind people are. I know the method for
>> cooking bacon between kitchen paper works very well its a tip I got from
>> the list a while ago so this is a great place for finding out new ideas
>> and new recipes. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
>> Blessings.
>> Sarah
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