Want to share some love with your family this holiday--or any day? Try this fun breakfast. All you need to make heart shaped pancakes are two empty squeeze bottles, a pan, and your favorite mix. Easy, peasy!
I know . . . I know. You've tried shape pancakes before, and they turned into shapeless blobs. Every snowman, Mickey Mouse, and bear and star turned into a space alien. Space aliens are fun, but sometimes you want the shapes to look like you intended!
Thy this simple trick:
- Cut the tip off of one squeeze bottle. This is your "fill-in" bottle. The unaltered bottle is your detail bottle.
- Draw the details with the detail bottle, and then fill in with the "fill-in" bottle.
- The batter in your details will cook slightly before you fill in the details. This means your shape won't spread when you add more batter. (Yea!)
Some important tips:
- Keep your temperate between med low and med. You may have to adjust as you griddle gets hotter and hotter.
- If you are adding chocolate chips, don't set your bowl near the stove. By the time you are ready to add them, they will be chocolate sauce (learned that one the hard way)!
- If you decide to write letters, write them backwards. When you flip, they will be the right way, and the flipped side always looks neater.
- I put each child's initial inside a small heart last time I cooked these, and it was a big hit! (See tip #3!)
- The larger your drawing, the more difficult it will be to flip. Keep it small.
- If you are using a gluten-free pancake mix with almond meal, the almond meal may clog the small tip. You can draw with the large tip. You just won't get as fine detail.
Keep these ideas in mind, and even your Mickey's will look great every time!
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