The Pancake. Sunday morning breakfast. Served with syrup, berries, icing sugar. An endless array of fillings. An oldie-but-goodie.
Below is a basic recipe for pancakes:
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp white sugar
1 3/4 cups milk
Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
Now, here comes the fun part. Give your kids the delight and satisfaction of putting WHATEVER they want inside their pancakes. …that is whatever you choose to put in front of them. Diced fruit or marshmallows, licorice or herbs …and the list goes on.
But – it gets even better! Besides for just adding the filling, why not let the kids decide how their pancake should look, too? While younger children should just watch, the older kids can make their own pancake shapes!
Pour some batter, already mixed with the fillers of choice, into a plastic Ziploc type bag. With scissors, cut a bottom corner of the bag and push the batter toward that corner – to form a pastry-bag kind of look. Alternatively, you can use a plastic squeeze bottle. Squeeze out the batter directly onto the pan or griddle into different shapes, and cook as normal. A nice way to get a good, clean shape is to put a cookie cutter (obviously a heat-proof material!) into the pan and fill it with batter.
And then – get out the syrup, berries, icing sugar and ENJOY.
~Love From Our Kitchen To Yours