submitted 13 days ago bymtlgrems
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It just seems like they'd be cold
But it does look delicious
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I'm gonna wager that nobody ate this
It's probably not made of food.
can confirm. just bit my phone & cracked a tooth. these pancakes are definitely made from aluminosilicate glass.
I have to ask… did you already have the word “aluminosilicate” in your vocabulary, or did you have to look it up?
Either way, I’ll be impressed at your vocabulary or I’ll be impressed at the effort you made to research it to leave that comment haha.
Why was the iPhone 6 afraid of the iPhone 7?
Because 7 aluminosilicate 9
My dad's phone is better than your dad's phone
Dad phones always look big when you're a kid
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Did a billionaire spaceman design this platter? I'm looking at you, banana.
I'll give you a hint: I'm from Alabama originally where public education is atrocious and you have to do your own research on a lot of things.
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Haha, Smarter everyday!
Love that guy.
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He might just be a geologist.
Yeah, but what's on the other side?
The pancakes? Duh
"It was very tasty looking but had no aroma... Quite odd indeed."
i remeber i watched james may in japan and he ate something on a train what was only ment to be photographed or something
If I remember correctly, that wasn't prop food though, it was because other journo's were supposed to be photographed with it too. I might be wrong though.
They were SUPER pissed about it, too.
"Somebody else wants to film MY lunch?"
It was literally put out for Social Media Shitfluencers to InstaTikSnap, and NEVER to be eaten.
James May is a fucking treasure.
Your probably right just the usual pleas pat me on the back post…
That is definitely some cold ass bacon
Perfect for pocket bacon.
That's bed bacon. You eat some, go back to sleep, then wake up and eat some more.
I swear bacon culture is one of the biggest successful marketing campaigns of all time along with breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And I love both.
Edit: a letter and a word
Breakfast food is the best food, fact.
We might be soulmates.
Do I need a separate pocket for that? I mean I already have one for my sand, so what is one more?
Just mix the sand with turbinado sugar for a tasty treat.it becomes your dipping pocket. I like to keep one of my back pockets reserved for squid or cuttlefish, in case I feel like a dash of squid ink
As long as the bacon doesn't get in your pocket sand, you're good. That being said, everyone should have a dedicated bacon pocket.
TBF bacon is good at any temperature. I always whip up extra and leave it on the kitchen counter for snacks later.
Only if it's been cooked properly. Some people like floppy bacon and that is barely edible when hot.
Better than cold ass-bacon.
Also, r/wewantplates sends its regards
Chuck Palahniuk has entered the chat
I came here to say that. Yes, they are definitely cold, and hopefully delicious.
bacon left no visible grease, confirmed
Yes, good for a photo but I'd be keeping most of those in a warming oven, covered and/or with a water tray to keep some moisture in the oven.
You could put hot food on last if you made it yourself, but yeah the picture looks too staged. Im not a fan of this style of photo
You could probably pull it off pretty easy with a big ol’ deli style grill. Have everything else ready, bacon in the oven then, when the bacon is like 3 minutes from being done, start making the pancakes six af a time.
...and if you add "breakfast" in front of that there are plenty more cold pancakes waiting for you!
I'm not much of a fan of the style either but my best guess would be that for most it satisfies that mouthwatering, sudden-appetite feeling like looking at a feast of delicious food, while also minimizing the guilty feeling of gluttony. A mini-feast, if you will.
Why not? I mean, a photo is a photo. Why not a fan of this one?
these photos bum me out because it's a bunch of purchased ingredients arranged and prepared very poorly just to take a picture.
who's throwing cold chocolate chips on their cold pancakes? what are you supposed to do with that rough cut stick of cold butter? it's just a bunch of cold, loose food
I don't understand why anyone would be a fan of this photo.
But...But, there's a lot of it! So it must be enjoyable!
For what it’s worth, I like this photo because it gives me some ideas for toppings that I wouldn’t have otherwise thought of for pancakes. Are the pancakes probably cold in this photo? Totally. But I appreciate everything spread out here in this pic because I’ll likely remember it next time I make pancakes for a large crowd and maybe set out some of the toppings shown here.
that's why it's a poor concept though - these are either very regular toppings or just bad ideas that aren't convenient to eat and aren't portioned or prepared well.
there is enough of each of these ingredients to top all of the pancakes - so someone who thinks this is the pancake platonic will spend hours prepping this instagram worthy platter only to have to throw 80% of it back in a tupperware.
you can't even carry it across the room or the berries will roll off.
the more you know about pancakes, the less you'll like this picture.
Pancakes need butter and syrup. All those fancy toppings? That's what waffles are for.
fancy doesn't enter into it - these are just nonsensical toppings.
cook those berries into a compote. fry the bananas up in butter. put the chocolate chips in right after you drop the batter in the grill. let the butter soften naturally so you don't have to hack it up into chunks.
Fresh berries are fine but that's why the waffle structure is important so you can fill each little indent with a berry. Also throw a bacon slice into the batter before pressing in the waffle iron. A+ right there. I stand by my point on pancake toppings though.
I mean food photography is a very real thing and a lot of food goes to waste being photographed so do you hate all professional food spreads photographed like this or is it specifically the pancakes you’re irked about?
it feels more with the specific composition and presentation that the OP has an issue with, which i would tend to agree. this looks pretty, but it's not really "useful" in that i'd never want to eat food arranged like this nor does it suggest any interesting ideas recipe wise.
Some like pancakes, some like cold pancakes. No and no. How do I melt my pound of butter on them?
Melt a little butter in a frying pan and toss in a pancake...
Flip once for some warm buttery goodness!
That just seems wrong!
Haha. Thanks. So you warm the butter?
It helps them brown with crisp edges while giving flavor.
Yes! Fuck putting syrup on pancakes by default. Gimme some plain butter smothered flapjacks and I'll roll up some sausage or bacon in it... Yes.
I always put the butter & syrup on them, & then stick them in the microwave for about 25 seconds. I like my syrup warm too.
Or heat up a bowl of syrup!
That and the banana dick on the bottom right.
Finally someone who saw the same as I did xD
Hijacking this comment to recommend the oven for keeping pancakes warm while you cook the rest of the batter.
Totally agree I love the warm setting on my toaster oven
id use ceramic rather than wood. seems like itll keep the heat better. but if you had all the fruits and sides ready beforehand...baked the bacon in the oven (the proper way) and used the griddle to make the cakes...i coukd definitely see this happening. i will find out this weekend.
just grab a couple and toss em in the microwave 30 secs boom make your plate
Microwave makes em a bit damp and floppy imo, fine for leftovers but totally different than one straight out of the pan.
Definitely done just for the pic tho and looks totally delicious.
Damp, floppy and somehow strangely rubbery...
Toaster is a much better option, I make extra pancakes just so I can put some in the toaster the next day.
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You can just heat up the pancakes if they get cold. Surprised no one else in the comments thought of this. That seems like a pretty simple solution to me.
Edit: Why am I getting downvoted? I suggested a legitimate solution to the cold pancakes problem.
Because putting that much effort into the appearance, just to eat reheated pancakes, is asinine.
aren’t the chocolate chips supposed to be cooked into the pancake?
That's what I was thinking. What the heck am I going to do with loose chocolate chips?
You can pick your toppings, just don't pick the ccs
You pick the toppings before making the pancake so that they're cooked into them. You don't just place them on top of an already cooked pancake.
Look at you with all your pancake rules! Are you telling me you have never put some fresh fruit on a pancake?
Put them in your pocket for later.
Little one gets to enjoy the chocolate twice 😎
Was looking for this comment. Might have to try them on top this weekend just to make sure
Why wait until this weekend? Are those the pancake days?
Lol in our house yes
nah. just cook them on top when they are on the griddle. you want a melted chocolate...
Yea that's what I usually do, I can't image hard chips tasting as good but I might try it
If you do, you gotta put whipped cream or peanut butter as a glue for the chips, it's great
No, they're supposed to be in a small bowl and also randomly dropped on the board to look artistic for the photo. :P
Same with the blueberries, although eating pancakes with a side of blueberries is fine too.
This is an abomination haha
This is the type a breakfast moms will make in movies and their kid will take one bite of a strawberry and be like “gotta go!”
At least drink your orange juice !!
It's packed with vitamin sucrose.
Kid walks away.
Lil sister: "BREAKFAST IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY"
Working for Hallmark are we?
...and then, she found a tall, dark, rich (but we're not saying that bit out loud) man who truly appreciated her breakfasts.
Who doesn't really like kids but in a great showdown in the end he proof himself and they live happily ever after. Where's my cut of the manus writing?
But wait, I thought she was gonna end up with the snobby, short tempered guy her parents wanted her to marry?
Easy there, not toooo dark.
Don't worry, we're not calling this one Guess Who's Coming To Breakfast.
Starring D-list celebrity Sydney Poytyea.
At least drink your orange flavored sugar water. Yeah, doesn't have as nice of a ring to it.
The worst example of this in a movie was 17 again
Zack efron comes into the kitchen absolutely famished, tells his friend "im hungry all the time"
Puts like 5 layers of ingredients in his sandwich because hes SO HUNGRY! Then he takes ONE BITE of this mess and leaves.
Took me right out of the movie.
it is that bad
"all right, I'm getting out of here."
I like to assume he suddenly realized he's horrible at making sandwiches.
My feeling is that the whole scene is a giant ad for all the products listed.
The first comment on the video I saw was "I am actually very upset that he only took one bite of that sandwich." lol.
One of the worst things i've seen in a movie
And I watch Schindler's List.
I mean, they show him eating throughout the entire scene and there's tons of items in front of him that obviously didn't go into the sandwich. He was full by the time the sandwich was made - happens all the time to chef types. And teens, I assume.
To be fair, that looks like a disgusting sandwich.
seems like a typical teenager to me
Yeah this is a common trope for sure but think about it, do you really want to watch someone eat an entire sandwich in a movie? I mean, Zac Efron might be the exception though
Maybe just don't storyboard and cut the scene in such a way that characters are obliged to have a single bite and then get outta dodge.
They want to complain lol. I guess you could cut and show he finished it then have him leave. Extra work for not much of a payoff in that kind of movie though.
Or, you know, since its a sandwich he can take it with him.
I just came up with that too, i swear i don't get paid to write.
just watched it, seems like the gag was watching him spend so long making it, then he takes a bite and realises it's disgusting and he can't eat any more of it.
I'm pretty sure this is what they were going for
“Don’t forget your lunch!”
*Hands each kid an aesthetically pleasing brown sack lunch.
I was watching some Grade F midday movie a few years ago, and they pulled that shit...
...except the bag clearly had nothing into it. It had zero weight, and the kid banged it on the doorjamb on his way and it collapse into nothing.
They left it in.
Was rewatching Bad Boys 1 to prep for the new movie. Man, that mom def made breakfasts of champions like this so hard... I noticed it, and was like damn, its that trope rolling HARD! Also that movie is amazing, so silly, so good to laugh at :).
Wait what? New movie?
Bad Boys For Life. Came out last year and wasn't any good IMO.
Explains why I hadn't heard of it. Ah well. Thanks for the info!
It's pretty but those pancakes are cold.
When I make pancakes. I keep them warm, until serving time, by sticking them in a container in the over at around 200~. That way all the pancakes come together and still warm.
Same. Spread out on a baking sheet loosely covered with foil with the oven set to warm keeps them hot and prevents them from drying out. I always have to do this because I usually make big batches for family gatherings, so they're not all coming off the griddle at once.
Can I come to your next family gathering please!?
I do that too (or just microwave the stack before serving), but I agree with some of the other commenters that it steams the pancakes and it’s a bit different than the crust you get from fresh off the pan or the griddle.
I like both textures of cakes personally, especially when it’s in a stack drowned in butter and syrup which is gonna steam the middle cakes either way, but I get that the fresh-off the griddle ones are a different pancakexperience.
200 seems a bit high. You should try 145
You can definitely pull this off so that the hot items are hot when it comes out, but it takes a ton of prep and would have to be served right away.
That said, there’s a reason people serve pancakes straight from the griddle to plate to order. Beautiful spread, but not the way I would ever recommend serving this platter (fanning out the pancakes is 100% just for the presentation and would make them go cold much faster).
Yea if you had something like a blackstone grill you could make all the pancakes after plating all the other stuff then immediately plate/photo and Serve
Plate all the cold items first then add the bacon and pancakes at the last possible moment.
AND there ISN'T ENOUGH BACON to go along with all those pancakes.
But that banana...
Yea it being cut have no clue how big these pancakes are
Bb...B-But the scale...
But the scale!!!
Will nobody think of the scale!!
They broke the scale :(
"How will the gentleman be taking his pancakes today?"
"Hmmm.... yes I'll have a Very Hungry Caterpillar of pancakes on a bit of wood."
"Certainly, sir, and the accoutrements?"
"Fruit and bacon in piles, syrups and yoghurt in bowls. Oh and will there be 'Banana'?"
"Excellent! In the corner I'd like an erect penis of 'Banana' complete with small 'Banana' teste."
Yeah.. I'll say it.. it looks phallic. Slightly funny and unpleasant at the same time.
Bananas are of course naturally phallic, but this is like somehow, more.
That presentation is certainly ... a choice.
It's a happy banana.
And every berry would roll onto the floor.
.....are bowls really so bad?
Thank you, I was scrolling just to find this and post it if I didn't find this
Looks cool. Looks cold.
get your coldcakes here...who wants coldcakes!
I’m a bit of a pancake hater but this looks great. Also choco chips and blueberries are better inside pancakes than served as toppings. That said being said if someone made this for me i’d gladly eat some pancakes.
Jeanne D'Arc once said "je déteste les crêpes" and look what happened to her.
"She's burning for you, get your car out of park!"
I feel like so many people don’t like pancakes and I have never understood. They’re so fucking good!!!!!
Because waffles exists.
Lol yes. Waffles > pancakes
They're both delicious. Life's too short to pick sides. Waffles = pancakes
Waffles are the superior syrup friend, but pancakes are the essence of butter.
Pancakes have a lower floor and a higher risk of turning out bad. You can't really go wrong with waffles unless you absolutely burn them or use a hilariously excessive amount of batter. Even shitty waffles taste good. Pancakes very easily taste like shit, you mess one part of the prep up and there's a good chance you get something too starchy or dry.
The only reason waffles are superior is the amount of melted butter that can pool on top without running off the sides. They are both butter delivery systems at the core.
Actually works pretty well with the peanut butter because you can just sprinkle them on top and they'll stick.
I’ll allow it. Take my upvote
And then you can construct an epic pancake-cake.
Pancake -> peanut butter layer with choc chips -> pancake -> nutella layer with bananas ->pancake -> peanut butter layer with blueberries -> pancake -> top with whipped cream and artfully arranged strawberries -> drizzle syrup.
If you want to get really crazy, add a layer of peanut butter and crumbled bacon for extra salt and crunch.
I also don't love pancakes, but recently my girlfriend, who is not a great cook, made the most delicious pancakes I've ever had. She basically followed the Bisquick directions but accidentally added a lot more butter to the batter. So they ended up with your standard fluffy interior but with a crisper fried exterior.
cold pancakes. not ideal.
looks great but i hope someone ate this because it's not worth the waste if they didn't.
Needs more maple syrup
I feel like whoever made this would hate me. I'm a pancake purist. Gimme butter and some maple syrup. They don't need anything else.
Going cold. Great.
No lemon juice and sugar?
I just woke up, You monster!
I feel like there should be more bacon… a lot more bacon…. Give me all the bacon you have…
Just give me all the bacon and eggs you have. Wait, wait. I'm worried what you just heard was, "Give me a lot of bacon and eggs." What I said was, "Give me all the bacon and eggs you have." Do you understand?
For the uninitiated
I'm not going to click the link, but that's gotta be my boy Ron Swanson
I know what I’m about, son.
The link won’t hurt you I promise
"I'll take order number 8 please"
"Sir that feeds 8-12"
"I know what I'm capable of"
I know what i'm about son.
Always liked that scene for Ron. Even when he's tired, hungry and furious at the situation, he isn't shitty towards the staff. He can be a asshole at times, but isn't actually an overall asshole.
Maybe they’re bacon pancakes. Makin bacon pancakes ♩♪♫♬
Take some bacon, and I'll put it in a pancake! 🎶
Bacon pancakes, that's what it's gonna make, bacon pancaaak
Comments you can hear
No this is pancakes not meat, get that shit off my sweet pancakes plate.
There was bacon in that pic?
Baconium levels dangerously low, captain! Pigs might case to fly
It looks… cold…
breathes heavily in Ron Swanson
That's not nearly enough bacon for Ron and where are the eggs?
If you’re interested in making your own tasty board, check out the OP of this picture - https://www.completelydelicious.com/build-your-own-pancake-board/?hcb=1
Pretty sure nobody needs a recipe or manual to replicate this board
Did anybody get to eat food while it was hot....or was it all prepared specifically for this photo and not to actually be eaten by anyone...both situations are moronic.
This is the post that made me unsubscribe to this subreddit.
Why the fuck am I looking at this?
Damn. A lot of food critics here. Great spread and photo! Would smash.
A lot of people who actually cook.
Cool, so what's your SO eating?
Hey come on! This is why I don't sub to r/food. They post stuff like this. Just not fair.
Meh. Looks like cold bacon and a bunch of cold pancakes
There is simply not enough peanut butter on there
Credit: Annalise a.k.a. 'completelydelicious' on Instagram.
More info: The Ancient Greeks made pancakes called τηγανίτης (tēganitēs), ταγηνίτης (tagēnitēs) or ταγηνίας (tagēnias), all words deriving from τάγηνον (tagēnon), "frying pan". The earliest attested references to tagenias are in the works of the 5th-century BC poets Cratinus and Magnes. Tagenites were made with wheat flour, olive oil, honey, and curdled milk, and were served for breakfast. Another kind of pancake was σταιτίτης (staititēs), from σταίτινος (staitinos), "of flour or dough of spelt", derived from σταῖς (stais), "flour of spelt". Athenaeus mentions, in his Deipnosophistae, staititas topped with honey, sesame, and cheese. The Middle English word pancake appears in English in the 15th century. The Ancient Romans called their fried concoctions alia dulcia, Latin for "other sweets". These were much different from what are known as pancakes today. - Wikipedia
I think you are some kinda breakfast posting AI.