RECIPES

Mac & Cheese Pancakes

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 (Steve Cruz)

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    12

Chef Cruz puts a twist on two classic American comforts with the Mac & Cheese Pancake.  Each bite melds fluffy pancake with cheesy goodness, adding a delicate drizzle of Vermont maple syrup on top.  Make it to satisfy a pesky hunger craving any time of day, or to switch up your everyday breakfast routine. 

Ingredients

Mac & Cheese Sauce

  • 1 pound butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 1 pint mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 pint sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 pint gouda cheese
  • 1 pint Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg

Mac & Cheese Pancake Batter

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 quart macaroni pasta
  • 1 quart macaroni sauce
  • 1 quart Mac & Cheese Sauce

Preparation

Mac & Cheese Sauce- Step 1:

  • Place butter in saucepan until melted then add flour and cook until blonde light brown color.

Step 2:

  • Add milk and whisk until all lumps are smooth.

Step 3:

  • Cook for about 5-8 minutes. For the ideal consistency, it should coat the back of a wooden spoon.

Step 4:

  • Add cheese one pint at a time.

Step 5:

  • Use whisk to smooth out the lumps.

Mac & Cheese Pancake Batter- Step 1:

  • Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl and mix with whisk until all lumps are smooth.

Step 2:

  • Mix cheese sauce, and macaroni together in separate mixing bowl.

Step 3:

  • Spray muffin mold (use 2 1/2 inch molds) with cooking spray and place 1 teaspoon of pancake batter on the bottom of the mold.

Step 4:

  • Then add 2 tablespoons of macaroni mixture on top

Step 5:

  • Finish off with 1 teaspoon of pancake batter and sprinkle with cheddar cheese on top.

Step 6:

  • Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Makes 24 and serves 12 (2 per person).