51 comments

  1. says:

    March 12, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Oh my god, these glorious pancakes! My eyes seriously widened when I saw the pic of these on my feed. I also can’t wait for your post on those other pancakes with the blueberry sauce– because I LOVE blueberries with all my heart and soul. :)

    I really adore whipping egg whites and using that as the leavener to a batter– very French-like. :) And there’s something just so sexy about carefully folding it in. Not to mention, it looks wonderful after you’ve finished– like the most puffiest, airiest cloud ever.

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 12, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      Stephanie, your words seriously got my day off to such a wonderful start — first, thank you for such sweet words! Second, I’m glad to know that there’s at least someone out there who’s not tired of pancakes πŸ˜‰ and third, LOVE that you feel me on egg whites! I think I seriously said “whoooa” out loud when the first pancake started inflating like it was about to pop out of the pan. hahaha. :) Thank you so much, Steph. <3

  2. says:

    March 12, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Goodness help me.. these pancakes and that syrup!!.. I just need a seat at that table..I need to be your next door neighbor… and let’s talk about the egg white addition and how I need to try that.. Now count how many times I used the word need..
    You inspire me lady.. with every post. *insert kissey face emoji*

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 12, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      I would DIE if we were next-door neighbors. (Probably from overeating.) And let’s be real, we wouldn’t stay neighbors if that happened, because you’d blink and I’d have moved into your kitchen. Lol. πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much for your kind words, Erika!

  3. says:

    March 12, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Ha, yes. I can totally, totally relate to what you say and definitely that fear of knowing a new project is only round the corner but not knowing how good/bad it will be! And it’s so important, whether your busy or not, to take some time to step away from the laptop and get lost in something non-work related. These pancakes just look + sound totally decadent and delicious and everything that’s good in the world. Gorgeous photos too lady!

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Right?! I thought of you as I was writing this because your work sounded similar from your last post. So funny, since I never would have expected that of myself before I started working. Thank you so, so much for the kind words as always, dear friend!

  4. says:

    March 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Oh, your pancakes look so delicious, love the blackberry goat cheese syrup. I find I actually get my work done around the house and at work when I am the most busy. Sometimes I feel a little lost when things are slow. What’s that about?

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 12, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      I have no idea, but I feel the same way! I get so restless and anxious sometimes when things are slow, even though I know I should just enjoy it. That darn psyche, so tricksy. Thank you so much, Cheri :)

  5. says:

    March 12, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Cynthia, you seriously stun me with every new post!! I love the moody feel/styling that you have going on–it’s definitely been inspiring me! Blackberry goat cheese syrup?!?! I think I’m in love. I’ve never topped my pancakes with anything so fancy pants but that sounds so up my alley and so doable! I love cornbread in seriously any form so this combination is basically my DREAM!

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 12, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      Erika, you’re always so kind and encouraging <3 what would I do without you?! (And girl, you inspire ME, those banh mi pics were amazing!) Um, and this topping is SO doable and so easy! Not fancy at all :) Thank you, my dear!

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 12, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      Awwww, haha! If you hear of any pancake fairies granting those wishes, definitely let me know… I’d have a standing order.

  6. says:

    March 12, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    i bought cornmeal last week, to make polenta and though i am not a fan of pancakes normally, you have me sold on the whole being lazy and decadent on a sunday morn… i’m already brainstorming how to make these GF and dairy free.

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 12, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      Girl you don’t even know — I can use all the soccer coach I can get! It means a ton to me, Michelle, because (as you know) I think your blog is the tops. Thanks so much <3

  7. says:

    March 12, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Love love love these photos!!! Although I’m not getting pancakes yet (just another Asian who didn’t grow up with it), I wouldn’t mind you making me these and change my mind when I go crash at your place. No, seriously…

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 12, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      YES. Come heeeeere :D:D:D:D!!!! And you know, it’s so funny, Asian-a-Asian — I would have expected not to have pancakes much as a kid either, but one of the only things my dad made me when I was growing up was a mean stack of Bisquick. (The other was ramen.) He could do that whole pan-flip and everything. I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

  8. says:

    March 12, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Loving these pancakes and images, Cynthia! What an interesting way to incorporate goat cheese, I would never have thought of that; I’m sure it lends a lovely subtle creaminess to the syrup! And I hear you on getting full on pancakes and then being voraciously hungry afterwards – the evils of carbs and high glycemic indexes!

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 12, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      It really does! It’s funny, I thought goat cheese, being tangy already, would just add to the tartness, but it somehow just makes it so creamy and luscious. I have to hand it to Carey for being the genius behind the combo though. (What can’t that gal do?)

      Also, I definitely just read up on high GI foods — so that’s why. What would I do without you, Lindsey!

  9. says:

    March 12, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Oooh yum!! And again lady, you read my mind…I’m in the process of writing you an email asking how work is and here it is! lol!! I’ve been waiting for these pancakes since you posted on IG!! :) These look amazing! I’ve also never been a huge fan of fruit syrups on my pancakes, but then this one time, I had the most amazing homemade blackberry jam (and freshly picked, too!) at a B&B in Colorado – this reminds me of that but with the added goat cheese? That sounds amazing! Talk soon, friend!

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 12, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      Ohhh man, that homemade blackberry jam sounds so good. And YAY for being on the same wavelength! Even when we can’t talk, we’re talking πŸ˜‰ and eeeee so happy to get your email! Can’t wait to write back <3 hope you're having a lovely Wednesday, my dear friend.

  10. says:

    March 13, 2014 at 6:11 am

    But, but… I WANT THESE. I want the pancakes. I want the syrup. And I want someone to make it for me, because I’m laying in bed, and I KNOW THINGS ARE GOING TO GET VERY BUSY AT WORK THIS MONTH. I’m sorry about the yelling. I’m just very excited.

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 13, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      Pancake-yelling is always acceptable. Also, any time you feel like hiring me as your live-in pancake maker, you just feel free to do that. Just some might get eaten before they make it to you.

  11. says:

    March 13, 2014 at 8:27 am

    These look wonderful!

    Also, I just wanted to reach out as a fellow law-related person. I’m a 3L living in DC and got serious in the kitchen during law school. I’ve always been a bit obsessed with food and travel, and being on a tight student budget forced me to collapse a necessary task–feeding myself–with my cooking hobby. It gave me a great excuse to re-live all the amazing dishes I’d enjoyed from living around the world, and also to make healthier versions.

    I’m going to be studying for the CA bar this summer, which is clearly going to be awful. Thanks for being inspiring! It’s great to see lawyers who are still able to spend quality time in the kitchen and run a successful blog. I think I’m going to start my own soon! Thanks for all your hard work, and stay warm in NYC!

    check out my insta, @lizinsobacity.

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 13, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      Oh yay! So happy to hear your story :):) you should definitely start a blog!!! I was the same as you and really started cooking in earnest when I was in law school. Blogging and cooking has been such a rewarding outlet since starting work — I hope it’ll be the same for you πŸ˜€

      Also, def terrified at the thought of the CA bar — the NY bar was scary enough. But you will absolutely pass :):) Enjoy your last semester of law school (3L is the BEST isn’t it?!) and good luck!

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 13, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Oh my god, have I told you how much I love yours? Have you really only been blogging for two months? I’m obsessed. So excited to keep following you as your blog grows!

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      Thank you so much, Sini! That means a lot from you (and yes, action shots!!! So tricky, but so rewarding πŸ˜‰ ) Hope you’re having a lovely weekend yourself, dear friend <3

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 20, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      I really hadn’t either until I saw Carey’s genius idea! But I think you’ll absolutely love it. It’s really not a very “cheesy” flavor — more a smooth and creamy tang that is just awesome.

  12. says:

    March 17, 2014 at 4:32 am

    Stunning as always Cynthia! Yeah, I remember that “nothing to do” at work feeling too! Pancakes look delicious and that compote – wowzers. It looks perrrrfect.

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 20, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      I thought you would, Christina! Isn’t it weird how those times aren’t as relaxing as they seemed like they would be? I should learn to savor it. πŸ˜‰ And thank you so much for your kind words!

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  13. says:

    March 18, 2014 at 10:35 am

    These are such beautiful photos. And I love the blackberry with goat’s cheese – blackberries are so delicious with creamy cheeses.

  14. says:

    March 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Cynthia, you know that I can totally relate to this post. Like, all of it. I appreciate my free time and weekends so much. I revel in it. I also enjoy the slow times at work because I know that sooner or later, those crazy whirlwind I-don’t-even-have-time-for-lunch periods will come crashing in. And yes, pancakes are the perfect way to start off a lazy Sunday. I need to make this recipe – I love the addition of cornmeal and the whipped egg whites. Beautiful photos as always, girl!

    • tworedbowls says:

      March 20, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      I need to learn how to enjoy the slow times more! I just feel antsy after awhile — which is something I never thought I’d say! But the free weekends always feel awesome, that’s for sure. :) Thank you so much, lovely lady!

  15. suus says:

    February 21, 2015 at 3:47 am

    It was delicious! Forgot to buy the cornmeal (not really wel known here in the supermarkets) and was terrified it wouldn’t work out, but….yum! No I’m ready to crawl back behind the computer and spend my Saturday typing research papers…

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