Posts Tagged with Pancakes

Three Queens Maple Syrup – Pancake Royalty

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Simply put, maple syrup can be the touchstone to a perfect pile of pancakes. We think a good, quality maple syrup will lead your taste buds to a new level of pancake transcendence. Welcome then to the fold, pick a bottle of Three Queens Maple Syrup.

three Queens Syrup

Midwest made with a focus on giving back the arts Queens Maple Syrup is fantastic. 15% of all profits go to art programs in their area, helping foster the community at large. The syrups are born on a 184 acre farm outside Westby, WI by 1000 maples – 30 gallons of drip makes just one gallon of syrup. We carry their Dark, which makes for rich eating, and wonderful on pancakes/French toast. Very Dark is robust and does a nice job of adding depth on top of cheesecake or added to your breakfast sausage recipe.

Pick up a container or two today in our grocery of wonderful locally made syrup from Three Queens – it’s sure to take you to a new plane.

Urban Accents’ Late Winter Picks – Breakfast for Dessert & Vice Versa

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Urban Accents seems to doing their due diligence when it comes to crafting luxurious eats. It may not come as a surprise, but we’re quite keen on breakfast for dinner, and with the newest items to hit our shelves from Urban Accents it’s clear they do too. Here then are a few of those treats.

Urban Accents Chocolate Flapjack

This particular flapjack mix is everything we heart about the wonders of pancakes met with that deep chocolate longing we cannot shake. Urban did it right though, it’s more like a dessert than a breakfast, but it’s not weighted down by globs of heavy bitterness, but pairs a dark chocolateness against a mellow fluffed pancake and light sweetness. Breaking out this mix after a dinner with friends will bring jeers and smiles like you wouldn’t believe – it’s the best part of childhood reinvigorated into a decadent stack of choco-griddle cakes. What is not to love?

Urban Accents FT Drizzle

Sometimes french toast can get a bit repetitive, maybe a something bit special? Urban Accents to the rescue again. Their french toast drizzles pull from our some of best treats around: chocolate cheese cake and sea salted caramel. The chocolate cheese cake is rich and chocolatey, sure but also lightly sweet with a play of creaminess that makes for a real special breakfast. Salt and caramel has been coupled together with great success for a while and here now it is ready to be slathered across a stack of thick sliced french toast. Both the chocolate and caramel sauce are great for laying down on breakfast, but also just as good on ice cream or a slice of cheese cake.

Get crafty with Urban Accents’ recent additions to our shelves. Pick up all three and many more today! Love yourself some chocolate drizzle? Can’t get enough of UA’s spices, add-ons, and mixes? Let the whole world know by dropping us a line below!

Urban Accents Fall Flavors – Gather ‘Round Some Warmth

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Urban Accents NEWSure the leaves have pretty much all dropped, but those delicious fall flavors are still just as tasty as ever. With winter’s grip bearing down on us there couldn’t be a better time to pull out some amazing goodness from Urban Accents.

Added to their lineup recently, a cube of Harvest Maple and Sage that makes pork chops sing a sweet country song, dressed on sweet potatoes that make for easy punches of flavor, or can be added to meatballs for a blend of sweet and savory great with breakfast, lunch or dinner. A great idea for those potluck meals, simple and can easily be knocked out just in time, as well as a wonderful easy-out surprise guest food. For another surprise, pull a bag of Urban Accents’ Ginger Carrot Cake flapjack mix and plow through them for dessert. Think of everything you love about pancakes and carrot cake and blend them with a hint of ginger. So tasty with cream cheese glaze that it’s hard describe, perfectly great with syrup for that special Sunday morning. Add chopped walnuts or keep them simple, either way you’ve got to take a bite of these.

Thankfully Urban Accents has alloted us a share to make available to our folks. Get a cube and a bag of fall personified, only regrets you’ll have is you didn’t pick up more.

Stonewall Kitchen – New Items Megapost

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

We’re pretty lucky to get great new items all the time from the folks at Stonewall Kitchen. They always keep things interesting and know how to pique our taste buds. So, without further delay, here is the newest from Stonewall, now on our shelves.

Stonewall NEW caramel sauce 02

First up: Espresso Dulce De Leche, it’s like spreading heaven on a scone. The condensed milk caramel sauce creates a deeply rich and buttery sweetness while the espresso lends a roasty bitterness that compliments perfectly. Heat up the sauce in the jar and add to brownies, top off a cheesecake or simply ice cream. For a quick dessert (or breakfast), spread inside of a folded over waffle and munch under a blanket on the couch.

Stonewall NEW Habernero Mango Aoili

Stonewall Kitchen’s Habanero Mango Aioli is a break from tradition, while most aiolis are garlic and mayo – this one is packed full of sweet fruity mangos paired with the fruity/strong-heat of habanero. Slather a stripe on tacos for a creamy punch-up, dress cabbage for a spark of heat, or heck just dunk stuff into the jar! We love to make up some fried fish and go to town – a spicy and stalwart dipping sauce.

Stonewall NEW Pancake Waffle

When it comes to bake mixes, Stonewall brings the funk – two hit our shelf recently: Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Apple. Want to make the kids a super-special breakfast? What could be better than chocolate chip stuffed pancakes, stacks of bacon, and scrambled eggs? Or simply add maple syrup to a Cinnamon Apple waffle for a food-driven vacation to fall flavor-land.


What would the impending holiday season be without cookies? Whip some up quick with Stonewall Kitchen’s cookie mixes; new to us are their Double Chocolate Mint, Lemon Cooler, and Sugar. Like a battering ram of chocolate and mint across an eager palate, the Double Chocolate crushes any hankering for chocolate – pairing a refreshing waft of mint to even things out and keep us munching. The Lemon Cooler cookies harken to childhood and create new traditions with a single bite, simple and wonderful in their elegance. For buttery, easily cut, and really yummy sugar cookies made at home – look no further than the mix from Stonewall. Pick your favorite sprinkles have the kids join and make an afternoon of it.

Check out these new items and more on our shelves, there is always something new and delicious!

Pancakes, Down Pat

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Bread Pudding PancakeWe’re pretty big pancake people. Our menu features both our Cupcake Pancakes and Bread Pudding Pancakes. We tend to think of ourselves as some pretty big fans, and even minor experts on pancakes.

Need to heighten that plain pancake? How about some BLiS bourbon barrel aged maple syrup? Sure, it might be a bit robust for just any breakfast, but you can always cut it with some regular syrup (we carry Wisconsin made). The bourbon smokiness lends to a great dinner-version of pancakes and goes hand-in-hand with thick cut bacon. Or mix either plain or bourbon-ed versions with one of our many sweet preserves, to slather those flapjacks in. Or add a dash of Royal Rose’s simple syrup to the maple goodness for hints of spice or a brushstroke of floral lavender.

Stonewall Granola PancakeWhat if you want to make our pancakes at home? We can help with that too. Our Gluten-Free Cupcake Pancake mix and Bread Pudding Pancake mixes are always available on our shelves. For the BPPs at home – our cinnamon sugar butter awaits your home-made version, some melted vanilla ice cream is a simple at-home custard replacement too! How about those Cupcake Pancakes – grab a tub of the vanilla sugar butter (try not to eat it one seating) and some of your favorite syrup. Choose your own SPG pancake adventure. Or bring home some Stonewall Kitchen pancake mix, like their new granola pancakes – super simple, very tasty, and sprinkles of crunchy granola.

We’re always picking up new things, and adding to our flapjack repertoire – check here and our shelves to stay up to date. Love pancakes? Want to share a story about a stack of hotcakes? Leave us a comment below; we’d love to hear from ya.

Willow Creek Mill – flapjack mixes of deliciousness

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Willow Creek Mill Pancake Mixes are small pouches of pancake mixes without preservatives or anything ‘unwanted.’

What is the difference between this stuff and store brand?

For one, flavor – your taste buds will thank you. One bite of a Wild Blueberry, Caramel Pecan, Buttermilk, or Apple Spice pancake made with these mixes and you’ll know right away that their heart and soul goes into making this perfect breakfast treat. The flower is stone ground as well, meaning it is made with tradition. Each type has the perfect blend of spices and/or dried fruit; it tastes homemade because it is.

Who grounds those stones?

Well, a machine is doing the actual grinding, but Margit Sandor and her husband, Al Zahn, are the owners. They bought a mill in 1996 and Margit put her love for recipes to power. Her familiarity of grains and natural ingredients allowed her to create these and other fantastic mixes.

Should I make these for anything special?

Yes! Make them for your mom when she’s in town, or for your significant other over a long weekend, or just surprise someone close to you with fluffy delicious pancakes. Just as the package says, it’s “The World’s Best Weekend Pancakes.”

Where can I get them?

Here, at Southport Grocery and Cafe. We try and keep a few flavors of the pancake and waffle mixes in all the time.  Missing a flavor on our selves? We can always special order some for you! But don’t pass up these special mixes.

What ‘The Traveler’ is saying:

Friday, March 5th, 2010

This crazy NYC blizzard calls for comfort food like decadent Bread Pudding Pancakes from Chicago’s Southport Grocery, a store-cum-cafe with a brunch menu of sandwiches, omelets and sweets that make it worth a winter trip to the Midwest.

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8 Weeks of Winter Wonder: Week 3

Monday, January 18th, 2010

PancakesThis week, we’re doing something really momentous: $5 Bread Pudding Pancakes! You are reading that right, dine in for nearly half price on our signature Bread Pudding Pancakes. A mouthwatering three stack of our thick and gooey Bread Pudding pancakes topped with cinnamon butter and vanilla custard sauce. Just the right thing to keep you warm this winter. Come in quick, it’s only from Monday through Friday.

Third week and we’re getting close to halfway through, keep watching we’ve got more wonderful deals!

Worry-Free Baking

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Roughly 12 million Americans possess a basic food allergy. That works out to 1 in 25 or about 4% of the population. The percentage of afflicted children is even higher.
It makes baking sweets at home a near impossibility.

Southport Grocery & Cafe is proud to stock a very special line of mixes from Cherrybrook Kitchen. From Sugar Cookie Mix to Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, Pancake & Waffle Mix to Fudge Brownie Mix,
Cherrybrook Kitchen has developed “The sweet solution for food allergies.”

This is what Worry-Free looks like.

Cherrybrook Kitchen Mixes might be gluten-free, tree nut-free, peanut-free, egg-free, dairy-free & wheat-free…but they certainly are not taste free!

For more information about food allergies and Cherrybrook Kitchen please visit:

Bread Pudding Pancake Recipe

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Here is the recipe everyone has been asking for!  Still too much work?  Just order our bread pudding pancake mix then.

Southport Grocery and Cafe - Bread Pudding PancakesBread Pudding Pancakes with
Vanilla Custard Sauce and Cinnamon Sugar Butter

Serves 6

Bread Pudding Pancakes
14 slices of firm white bread, cut into 1 inch squares
2 ½ cups milk
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 ¼  cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter

Place bread in a large bowl.  Add milk.  Let bread soak for about 10 minutes until softened.  While bread is soaking, mix together in a small bowl the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Add flour mixture to the bread and gently fold until just about half incorporated.  Add eggs and vegetable oil.  Mix gently.

Melt butter in skillet.  Drop batter in 1/3 cup fulls.  Cook 3-4 minutes on each side over medium heat.  Pancakes will have a moist bread pudding-like inside.

Serve pancakes topped with cinnamon sugar butter with a ramekin of vanilla custard sauce on the side.

Cinnamon Sugar Butter
½ pound unsalted butter, cold
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Melt ¼ pound of butter in a small saucepan; add salt, cinnamon and sugar.  Cook until the sugar is dissolved.  Pour into mixing bowl and let cool to room temperature.  Add remaining ¼ pound of cold butter.  Whip with hand mixer until creamy and fluffy.

Vanilla Custard Sauce
1 pint heavy cream
1 vanilla bean, cut in half lengthwise and seeds scraped out
4 egg yolks, whisked
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Put heavy cream in a sauce pan.  Add the vanilla bean pod and seeds.  Bring to a simmer.  Add sugar to egg yolks and whisk until all there is no clumps.  Add ¼ cup of warm heavy cream mixture to egg yolk mixture and whisk immediately; this is called ‘tempering’.  Add the egg yolk mixture to the warm heavy cream.  Simmer while mixing with wooden spoon until thickened and coats the back of the spoon.

Chill over an ice bath.