Best Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes VIDEO

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If you love pineapple and pineapple desserts, you'll love these quick and easy pineapple upside down pancakes. Instead of having to bake an entire cake, all you need to do is whip up a batch of pancakes which is as easy as can be. Pineapple upside down cake is just one of many upside down cake recipes out there. Baking cakes in cast iron skillets has been popular for centuries as an easy, no fuss way to make a cake over an open fire instead of in an oven. The pineapple version didn't become popular until around the 1930s, but it was included in a Seattle fundraiser cookbook back in 1924. The first popular publication the pineapple upside down cake was in was the Sears Roebuck catalogue in 1936. Along with other amazing innovations and inventions was sliced and canned pineapple which was used in these recipes back then. This made pineapple easy to find at any time of year and it also made it very convenient since people didn't have to cut up an entire pineapple which can be somewhat of an arduous task. This easy dessert recipe comes from eHow Food's Cooking Guide with professional chef Michael Mech. Michael shows us that you don't have to be a trained chef to make these amazing pancakes and you can follow along with the video to make your own.

One of the main important ingredients in a pineapple upside down cake is the brown sugar. This gets put into the pan first along with melted butter and the pineapple slices in a regular pineapple upside down cake, so they caramelize. Then, also, when you flip the cake over and onto a serving plate, the melted butter and brown sugar will drip down the sides of the cake creating the delicious sauce that acts as the cake's built-in icing. Michael caramelizes the fresh pineapple rings in some brown sugar and butter to start the process for these pancakes. Then, once that's done, you can start making the batter for your pancakes which would be like the cake batter if you were making a cake. All you do is mix together cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Then you mix in milk, white sugar, and vanilla. Mix the batter up really well, and you have your pancake batter. You'll end up with a very thick batter which you'll add some melted butter to.

Once your batter is all ready to go, you can use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to scoop up the pancake batter and then pour it onto a griddle or in a heated pan. Then, take the pineapple rings and place them in the centre of the pancakes on the side that's uncooked and also put a maraschino cherry in the centre as well. Then, carefully flip each of the pancakes to cook them on the other side for about 3 minutes or so and then take them off the griddle or pan and serve them up with syrup and whipped cream for a very decadent breakfast or dessert. You could even make a bit more of the brown sugar and melted butter mixture to pour over top of your pancakes to make it more like a real pineapple upside down cake if you like, but regular maple syrup will work just as well. You'll see how quick and easy it is to make this dessert recipe so if you're having a craving for pineapple desserts, this could become your go-to recipe to make really quickly. Enjoy this and other dessert recipes from eHow's Food channel on YouTube.***

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