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Cook the Book: Slutty Cakes

I was going to save this recipe for later in the week. Slutty Cakes, along with Ho Cakes, are one of the most famous dishes on the Shopsin's menu (PDF). But then I thought, why not start out with a bang? (Pun intended.)

These pancakes were invented by one of Kenny Shopsin's twin daughters, Melinda, who now works alongside Kenny at the restaurant. She wanted the peanut butter in the batter to have a consistency reminiscent of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and found that this was best achieved by stirring in canned pumpkin purée. They are lightly seasoned with a homemade spice blend named after Kenny's other daughter Mara.

Serve the pancakes garnished with sliced banana.

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