John started this tradition at Struan Farm, so he only has himself to blame: Sunday pancake breakfasts when the kids visit. He has been perfecting both his recipe and technique, enlisting the help of family friend "Uncle Earl" from Seattle, who was kind enough to share both his recipe and technique. This is particularly special since both adult children remember pancake breakfasts at Uncle Earl's cabin when they lived in Seattle.
We can't share his recipe, since it's top secret, but I think I can divulge that it involves Bisquick, an American product. Of course this isn't widely available here in New Zealand, but I was able to find a great internet source Uncle Sam's American Food Products. (I need to add that their service is amazing, we had this at our relatively remote rural location in two days from ordering.)
John is training his sous chefs, so the next generation knows how to make them too.
My only challenge is keeping sufficient maple syrup in stock, since these people seem to drink it, while John's is getting the pancakes as thin as Uncle Earl's, something he has yet to do!
p.s. Appropriately enough, it seems last week was International Pancake Week...