Granddaughter of Inventions
A Rockville third-grader is the inspiration behind a new dish at The Original Pancake House
Leave it to a candy-loving kid to think of adding Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to pancakes. And leave it to Jeff Bulman, franchise owner of The Original Pancake House in Bethesda, Rockville and Falls Church, Virginia, to execute his 9-year-old granddaughter Jordyn’s sweet idea, now offered at all three restaurants.
The Rockville third-grader was inspired while talking to her grandparents about the family’s upcoming trip to New York City, and a planned visit to Dylan’s Candy Bar, the three-level shop on the Upper East Side. That conversation made her think of candy, which led to thoughts of candy pancakes made with one of her favorite treats.
“Peanut butter and chocolate. Is that going to be good in a pancake? Well…probably,” Jordyn says.
Aside from candy, Jordyn says she enjoys “a lot of bizarre foods,” such as escargot, sardines and anchovies. But don’t worry, she’s not planning on asking her grandpa to add them to pancakes.
Served with confectioners’ sugar and whipped cream, the pancakes taste more like a decadent dessert than breakfast; candy bits are in the batter, and chunks scattered on top almost form a frosting as they melt on the warm pancakes.
They’re available at the Original Pancake House at 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda; 12224 Rockville Pike (Town Plaza), Rockville; and 7395 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Va. A six-pancake serving costs $9.10 and totals 890 calories.