Originated by Ina Pinkney at her restaurant, Heavenly Hots are delicious sour cream-based pancakes that pair perfectly with fruit compotes, apple sauce or maple syrup. We’ve paired maple syrup with a homemade, chunky apple sauce to produce an outstanding brunch recipe.
Heavenly Hots

Heavenly Hots
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This delightful recipe serves 6 to 8 people and makes a glorious breakfast or brunch.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 48 pancakes
  • 16 large eggs
  • 8 Cups sour cream
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 Cup potato starch
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • vegetable oil, as needed
  1. Beat eggs with a whisk. Add sour cream; beat until smooth. Add sugar, flour potato starch, salt and baking soda. Whisk until just smooth.
  2. Heat griddle or fry pan. Coat with thin film of oil.
  3. Drop batter by large spoonfuls until each makes a 2 1/2-inch circle.
  4. Cook pancakes until bubbles appear on surface. Turn; cook until golden.
  5. Serve immediately.
Find potato starch in the baking aisle of the supermarket.

Use a very thin flexible spatula for turning the pancakes

Serve with a fresh fruit compote, maple syrup or apple sauce.

The cooking time is 4 minutes per batch - about 2 minutes on each side.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 pancakes Calories: 178 Fat: 13 g Saturated fat: 7 g Carbohydrates: 12 g Sodium: 284 mg Fiber: 0 g Protein: 5 g Cholesterol: 127 mg

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