Name: Amanda Dean
Hometown: Liberty, Missouri
Real Job: Freelance writer looking for full-time work.
Pongr Job: Market Support Associate at Mountain Dew
Career Dream: Video game programmer, designer or marketer.
Fun Fact: Amanda developed a creative writing game called Icefall’s Observatory.
Fun Fact #2: Also enjoys making plush dolls and collecting keychains.
We have fond memories of Mom adding Mickey Mouse ears on our pancakes, but Amanda has just brought breakfast to a higher plane of creativity.
Adding Mountain Dew’s grape-flavored Pitch Black to the batter gives flapjacks a whimsical purplish hue that’s too subtle to show up well in photographs. The taste isn’t so bashful.
“I love the balance of flavor, which is something Mountain Dew has always been great at,” Amanda says. “It’s a solid grape flavor without tasting like you are drinking a candy. It’s a fun flavor to rotate in with the other flavors of Mountain Dew that I regularly drink and not get tired of it!”
Amanda, a passionate member of the DEW Labs community, recently had the honor of sitting her tush behind the wheel of the official Pitch Black sportscar.
But back to the flapjacks.
“I’m not afraid to try something new,” Amanda says. “I’ve made pancakes with regular Mountain Dew as well as Code Red, so I knew that the basis was sound. Dew helps to keep the pancakes light and fluffy as well.”
“I have a few other related recipes like Deep Fried Mountain Dew, but I haven’t had a chance yet to fully play with them all. Mountain Dew is a great way to add flavor and sweetness to dishes without having to get out a ton of ingredients. There are many recipes where you can easily substitute all or part of water or oils with Dew and your final dish will be more delicious for it,” she adds.
We can’t resist the urge to sneak in another “dewlicious” pun and as compensation, we’re sharing Amanda’s family recipe with everyone on Pongr:
Amanda’s Mountain Dew Pancakes
1 cup of your preferred pancake mix. 2/3 cup to 1 cup of your preferred flavor of Mountain Dew. The less you add, the thicker the pancakes will be.
Mix together the pancake mix and Mountain Dew, but don’t over mix! Cook in a pan over medium low heat. Drink some Mountain Dew while waiting for each side to turn golden brown. Serve plain, with syrup, or with other toppings and fresh fruit that will compliment whichever flavor of DEW was used. For example, drizzle strawberry pancake syrup on Code Red pancakes. This will make about 6-10 pancakes depending on size and thickness. Enjoy and Pongr your pancakes to email@example.com!
(Have you tried cooking experiments with Mountain Dew or other favorite brands? Send your recipes and discoveries to firstname.lastname@example.org)