Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"Snowflake" Pancakes

Breakfast around these parts usually consists of cereal...it's what my husband prefers and it's easy for me. So whenever I make pancakes, I usually make them for lunch or supper...but since I was already thinking of pancakes even before I got out of bed, and my dh had left super early and wasn't going to be having breakfast with us, I made them for breakfast.

I usually make a batch of blueberry pancakes and a batch of plain pancakes. My boy can wolf down pancakes like there's no tomorrow.

My "Kitchen Tip Tuesday" is about making pancakes a bit more interesting for the kids.

"Snowflake" pancakes would be a nice way to celebrate the first snowfall of the year...hopefully not coming my way too soon - but up north it could happen any day I suppose.

I just used a boxed pancake mix and added more water than the instructions called for to make a thinner batter...I then filled up a condiment bottle with the batter.

Once your frying pan is ready - you just squeeze out a bit of batter into the center to form a filled in circle. Let it cook a few seconds before moving on to the inner design...squeeze batter into the shapes you want...connecting the heart shapes or ovals to the center circle. Make sure you let each "petal" or shape dry a bit before making another connecting shape next to it - or it will all run together into a glob.

The last thing you should do is the line around the outer or inner edges connecting everything together...let cook a bit and then flip over.

I know I have not explained this very well - but you just have to kind of play around with it and experiment a bit. It is super easy.

The kids enjoyed taking a turn at making things...we also made some flowers and butterflies.

I prefer syrup on my pancakes...the girl likes powdered sugar and the boy likes both. I think it looks pretty and more snow-ful to sprinkle on some powdered sugar.

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JessieLeigh said...

Those are adorable! I'll have to bookmark these for a possible birthday breakfast for my Christmas Eve baby... she'd love them!

Cammie said...

Wow! cute idea...I will have to try this out.


Heather said...

We have made shaped ones but never using a bottle--good idea.

CanadianGrandma said...

What adorable pancakes! I would not have the patience to do such intricate designs! Good for you!

Anonymous said...

Those look too good to eat!

Toni said...

What a cute idea! I love the idea of making snowflakes sprinkled with powdered sugar!

Kay said...

Never would have thought of this. It looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing the idea!!

Stephanie said...

That is such a cute idea! I think you did a great job explaining! I'm definitely going to have to attempt to make these sometime before Christmas! I hope mine come out as cute as yours! Thanks for sharing!