So, this is what you get for dinner when the kids are home on winter vacation and there’s no food in the fridge. We made breakfast for dinner and the kids just loved it. This is definitely the ultimate in playing with your food!!
You can tell that I drew the star first, because it is the darkest in color. I then drew the outline of the Christmas tree, then the ornaments. I filled in the body of the tree last, it is the lightest in color.
Here is my son making his pancake creation. You can find these squeeze bottles for a dollar at your local retail store.
This is my husband’s pancake rocket.
My daughter wanted a monkey, but was too timid to try it herself. I made this one for her.
A word of caution: No matter how many times you tell your children to be careful not to touch the side of the hot skillet……………….one of them will, and then cry about it for the rest of the night!
From Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
1 ¾ tsp baking powder
3 tbsp melted butter
1 cup milk
Sift all your dry ingredients and set aside. Wisk together the eggs, butter and milk. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and wisk until smooth.
Cook the pancakes in an electric skillet, set to the pancake setting. Pour the batter into a plastic squeeze bottle and make designs of your choice. Start by outlining the picture, then draw the details, lastly fill in all the spaces in between. Flip your pancake when you see bubbles in the batter.
Yields fourteen 4-inch pancakes.