July 18, 2008
Batter Blaster

A while ago, Michele brought home a can of Batter Blaster that one of her spinning buddies gave her.

Obviously, Michele wanted nothing to do with this, but I, obviously, was intrigued.

Not only is it pancake batter in a can, it's organic. A strange overlap of the organic hippy mindset with the geek cool packing mindset. We aren't organic fanatics, especially after reading the Omnivore's Dilemma. But it was nice to find a product with no corn products at all in it.

I was able to talk Michele into helping me test out the Batter Blaster. Usually the girls help, but when we did this, they were in China with their Grandparents.

The nozzle tends to make a star pattern of the batter on the griddle. There is pretty good control on how much batter comes out. You could easily draw pictures or letters with the can and make special pancakes.

I made a short video of the cooking process.

I edited a bit because watching pancakes slowly cook is a bit dull.

We did find that this batter was a bit more heat sensitive than the usual powder mix. Maybe cooking on a skillet instead of a griddle across two burners would be better. I wasn't going to question Michele's cooking method. After 14 years of marriage, I know better.

The real question is how did they taste. Not bad, but not great. The flavor was good and and I ate them all up. The texture is the issue. Being in the can, I don't think the batter can rise when being cooked enough. The pancakes were a bit rubbery. I like a light, fluffy pancake. If you like the fluffy style, the lack of rise will be an issue.

These pancakes would be perfect for pigs in the blanket. Mmm, sausages...

Overall, it's not something we'll be buying again. If you are a pancake fanatic, you need to try it. It's neat the first time your try it, but I think powder mixes makes better pancakes and are worth the extra effort. I do think it's perfect for camping though.

Posted by michael at July 18, 2008 08:13 AM


A pie server ? WTF ?

Posted by: scott kelley [http://embiggen.blogspot.com] on July 18, 2008 9:30 AM

Dude, there is no way I'm going to argue with my with over her choice of cooking utensil.

Posted by: Michael [http://cruftbox.com] on July 18, 2008 1:16 PM

I thought they tasted a little funny myself when I had them back in June. I don't like super duper fluffy pancakes, but I do enjoy flavorful pancakes and I feel that these had a flour-y taste to them. They were definitely lacking in traditional pancake flavor.

Posted by: nanny-Rachael [] on July 18, 2008 10:51 PM

Rubbery pancakes... you're sure they aren't gag pancakes? There's a little diner in El Segundo called Mandy's that does a lot of breakfasty items for a more than reasonable price and they do an awesome fluffy pancake. I think the wife and I will have to visit them again in the near future...

Posted by: James Cooper [] on July 19, 2008 1:28 AM

I bought some canned pancakes awhile back for when the wife was out of town. But I thought even the canned kind was too hard to make. So I microwaved some pancake sausage wraps and called it a day.

Are the kids going to still be in China for the olympics?

Posted by: koiphish [http://www.CreatingRevenueOnline.com] on July 20, 2008 10:34 PM

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Posted by: SatComm [] on July 22, 2008 1:49 PM
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