TODAY | March 06, 2014
>>> "today's kitchen." we are warming up the griddle. we'll make one of the most celebrated and satisfying meals to start the day. pancakes, a staple of the classic american breakfast.
>> what's your favorite breakfast?
>> they're a crowd pleasing favorite. and however you stack them, they've inspired races, competitions and even world records . sizzling griddles in restaurants in diners across the country. we can personalize our pancakes to perfection. we are officially hungry now. chef jody rogers, how are you?
>> we're going to make carrot cake pancakes. you do the liquids first and then the drive stuff, right?
>> what do we have here?
>> we have our butter milk eggs, with our oil. we have a high altitude recipe here.
>> are we going to whisk that or stir it?
>> let's whisk.
>> it's a little bit of a small container to be whisking. i'm going to be careful.
>> once we've done that, we add it to the dry?
>> do i do it slowly or all at once?
>> it's all at once.
>> now, we're not going to mix this too much. it's okay to have a few lumps. i think it looks good. you don't want to mix it too good. it's gummy.
>> carrots today. we're doing our toasted walnuts and our scinnamon.
>> there's a lot of cinnamon in there. we're going to use the spatula this time. nice and slow.
>> is it going to taste real carroty? not that i'm a skeptic.
>> let's say the kids won't notice it.
>> i'm going to mix it smoother than it is.
>> a little ladle.
>> a nice hot griddle with a little oil on it?
>> a little oil on there. what we're looking for here is a few bubbles to be coming up. the carrot usually takes a little longer than anything plain. we'll use the same mix later on.
>> i have a few bubbles. can i flip one?
>> savannah, why are you stepping back?
>> i don't know.
>> so altogether, it cooks about two minutes?
>> each one.
>> and then we have a cream cheese frosting, the same one we put on our muffins.
>> let's get savory now.
>> is this the same batter?
>> it is. can you use any batter.
>> we like butter milk .
>> the butter milk is great.
>> we're going to ladle a couple --
>> her mix looks a lot better than my mix.
>> where does the bacon come in? not yet.
>> actually, we're going to let that cook for about a minute or less and then we're going to take some of this bacon here and springle that on top.
>> after a minute or right away?
>> we can do that right away.
>> i'm very slow and deliberate when i make pancakes. it's important. a little bunch of this?
>> as much as you want.
>> just throw it right there?
>> that's right.
>> pan takes are so versatile. you can add freshtime to this, blueberries. the skyi's the limit.
>> i'm going to put more in. why not. i may have tested this bacon.
>> so it's really not time to flip yet?
>> not yet. but we have to make a little freshti thyme lemon zest .
>> what about lemon zest ?
>> let's go with all of that. lemon's good.
>> and a pinch of salt.
>> pinch of salt. and we're just going to mix that through.
>> with the spatula?
>> is it time to flip yet?
>> i think very soon.
>> let me know . keep me posted.
>> it's really not a sweet pancake at all then.
>> the only sweetness in this, a tiny little bit of sugar. you'll find when you put the cream on that, it turns that beautiful savory flavor.
>> is that mixed enough?
>> i think it looks great.
>> oh, it's good. it does have that little --
>> you want a little hint of thyme.
>> these are other ideas.
>> can you take this cheese here and sprinkle it on and cook it into there. we have a little banana butter --
>> i love that.
>> chocolate chips, we have creme fresh .
>> this looks like breakfast, lunch