Whether it be chocolate chips or blueberries, we love to mix things into our pancake batter. So you can imagine our excitement when we heard about Mario Batali's mascarpone-and-amaretti cookie pancakes at his newly opened restaurant, La Sirena, in NYC—where the superstar chef is serving breakfast for the first time. The crunchy almond cookies are also grated on top of the pancakes tableside before the flapjacks are drowned in maple syrup. It's pretty much pancake perfection.
Making pancakes can be tricky. We have the most important part (the batter) measured out perfectly, so the only thing you need to worry about is cooking them. Make sure the pan is hot and lightly greased, so when you pour the batter into the center of the pan, it ever so gently sizzles. When the batter begins to bubble at the top, you know the pancake is ready to flip. You'll end up with a tall stack of beautifully golden pancakes that will disappear as quickly as you can make more.
To learn more, read "The Griddle Ages."
Amaretti-Mascarpone PancakesRecipe adapted from Mario Batali, La Sirena, New York, NY
Yield: 12 pancakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes