Dear SOS: On a business trip to New York City a few years ago, I had the best pancakes of my life at the Clinton Street Baking Co. I’ve been on a quest ever since to find some that taste as delicious, but so far nothing has matched the flavor of those transcendental pancakes. As I live in Long Beach and can’t get to New York very often, can you get the recipe? I would be forever grateful and my family would appreciate not hearing me gripe about lousy pancakes every time we go out to breakfast!
Dear Pam: These are some serious pancakes. Rich in flavor but light in texture (thanks to whipped egg whites), these are packed with fruit and nuts, and dusted with sugar -- a perfect breakfast. You can make them with either blueberries or bananas. Or both. Every day should start like this.