One of the most popular items people expect to see when they come to a Draper café is the pancake. And who would Bake 360 be without a unique take on this traditional offering? We put aside the mounds of butter and imitation maple syrup; instead, we load our Norwegian pancakes, Savory Blinis and Dutch Baby with natural ingredients and complements that will leave you both surprised and content. On February 1, we will change our hours to introduce these special items available for Saturday and Sunday brunch.
You have probably heard of or even eaten Swedish pancakes before. Some say that there is no distinction between Swedish and Norwegian pancakes. Others claim that Norwegian pancakes are just slightly thicker, with a texture that has a tiny bit more egg to it. Either way, you will find that Scandinavian pancakes do not have the cakelike bite of American pancakes. They are cooked very thin and delicate, not unlike a crèpe. The trick, as you have long since learned is a specialty at our European bakery, is in the filling. We serve the pancakes traditionally, rolled and filled with hazelnut crème, lemon crème or crème fraîche and raspberry preserves. Topped with fresh berries, you will delight in this sweet brunch treat.
We know that some of our customers love to have a sample plate with lots of different tastes presented. If you are one of them, we have something special just for you. Our savory Blinis feature a leavened crèpe with topping combinations that will shock your taste buds and make you smile. Each platter offers four unique garnishes, including:
- Smoked salmon, hard-boiled egg, crème fraîche and chives
- Roast beef, tomato, caramelized onion and horseradish crème fraîche
- Shrimp in dill mayo, hard-boiled egg and microgreens
- Turkey, Jarlsberg, lingonberry and microgreens
Each bite transports you to another region, from the beach to the garden to the rustic mountain valley. It is a trip that you should not miss.
You may read the name and think, what on earth is a Dutch Baby and what does it have to do with pancakes? And at our Draper café, we are happy to answer that question for you. A Dutch Baby is a German pancake that is served with whipped butter, lemon, and sugar or loaded with apples, cinnamon and sugar. Unlike Norwegian pancakes, German pancakes live large. They are risen and thick, with a rich texture and flavor. Originally, the Dutch Baby was much smaller than a German pancake. Ours, of course, is bigger than life and full of all the goodness you want in a pancake. The secret to a Dutch Baby is all in the pan. This dish does take about 25 minutes to prepare, but we can tell you, it is more than worth a little extra wait.
With these new dishes for our new brunch hours, we hope you will cast your vote in our pancake poll. Norwegian Pancakes, Savory Blinis and Dutch Baby will provide you with all the sensory pleasure you need at the table, and fill you up as well. So, put on your slippers, throw on a coat and come see us for a treat that we are sure cannot be beat.