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fulfilling a craving from when I was sickest

Last Wednesday, when I did not move more then ten feet from my bed and rocking chair, I was craving the strawberry cheesecake pancakes from IHOP.  It is about the only thing I order there when we are traveling which is about the only time I go there.  I do not know why I was craving them so hard but I was. 

Now, did I leave the house to go out and eat pancakes?  No.  I started some sourdough.  I waited twelve hours and started pancakes.  I went to the store for cream cheese and strawberries.  I had homemade sourdough strawberry cheesecake pancakes! 

I now have to figure out what to eat at IHOP.

strawberry cheesecake pancakes

Note:  I am told if you have the time, a cast iron skillet, and coconut oil, putting the pan on an electric stove at temperature three and letting it sit while the batter is being mixed makes the skillet at the correct temperature with very even heat.

sourdough starter

3/4 cup of water

1 cup flour

1 cup milk

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup oil

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups flour

1 egg

8 ounces cream cheese

1/2 to 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

oil for frying

a quart of strawberries, hulled and sliced

1/2 cup sugar

A couple days out, in a large bowl, mix the sourdough, 3/4 cup water, and 1 cup flour.  Mix well.  Cover and let sit at least over night until bubbly.  My house is cold so I think it was closer to a day or two.

Let us hope your home is warmer then mine, so the next morning, take a bit of starter out for next time.  Mix in 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 cups flour.  Mix well, cover, and let sit out overnight or until bubbly.  Read above to see what happened at my house.  Put the cream cheese in the freezer, cut into four pieces makes it easier.

Before the cooking starts, slice up the strawberries into a medium bowl.  Sprinkle with sugar.

Heat a griddle over medium low heat.

Take the cream cheese out of the freezer.  Cut it up into bite size pieces.  Mix in one egg and the graham cracker crumbs.  Mix the cream cheese into the pancake batter.

Put oil on the pan.  Oil makes crispier pancakes.  Let the oil heat.  Pour about 1/2 cup of pancake batter on the griddle.  Spread the batter out.  Cook until brown and bubbles start to burst on the side you can see.  Flip.  Let that side brown. 

Put on a plate and cover with strawberries.

This one has already been requested again.  I have to go buy cream cheese tonight and the pancake batter is at the stage for it.

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