D is for Dinner: What goes inside a Big Joe Mufferaw?

Flapjack's Pancake Shack co-owners Max Anisman and Corey Sauve need your help with a recipe to honour the Ottawa Valley's most famous logger.
A panwich from Flapjack's Pancake Shack, minus a bite the size of Alan Neal's mouth. (CBC)

Here are some tips from Corey Sauve for making your own pancakes

  1. Do not over-stir. Leaving clumps in means your pancakes end up fluffier.
  2. Rolling the pancakes up a little bit at the edges acts to seal up the pancake to keep all fillings inside.

  3. For fruit pancakes, when cooking, allow the pancakes to cook for about 30 seconds before putting the fruit into the pancake.

  4. If you put the fruit into the pancake too quickly then the pancake will take forever to cook. But if you put it in after it has started to cook, it will cook much faster and the fruit will be much more integrated into the batter.

Flapjack's Pancake Shack co-owners Max Anisman and Corey Sauve have set up shop in a food truck in the alley right behind Mrs. Tiggy Winkles in the Glebe, between Third and Fourth streets on Bank.

They are pouring out batter for a steady stream of customers looking for their morning pancake fix, or for one of the shack's pancake sandwiches, including:

  • The PB and J (Paul Bunyan and Jam): peanut butter and raspberry jam between buttermilk pancakes.
  • The Campfire: marshmallows and Nutella between two graham cookie pancakes.
  • Babe the Blue Ox: a thick layer of cream cheese between two blueberry pancakes.
  • Breakfast Panwich: bacon strips, egg and cheddar between two pancakes.

But while they've drawn on Paul Bunyan for inspiration for the logo and the panwich names, Max and Corey feel that they want to pay tribute to a more local lumber hero: Big Joe Mufferaw.

They want to know what you'd put in a Big Joe MufferawPanwich. (Despite the Stompin Tom lyrics, maybe cross-eyed bass and a bucket of gin might not be that appetizing.)

Email CBC Ottawa's All In A Day or Tweet @cbcallinaday and they'll pass along your suggestions to the team at Flapjack's.


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