Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Pancakes



I'm always inspired with Jenni Price's Pancake Art, she's fabulous at what she can do!!

I had a go at it twice last year, when I made Rainbow Pancakes and Shamrocks

Of course my try at it is only amateurish, but I'd thought I'd make a fun Christmas snack for Butterfly this week.  I made some Christmas pancakes!





I used a basic pancake batter recipe to make the batter from scratch and then divided the batter into three bowls, and coloured them with some food colouring.


I poured the batter into squeeze bottles.  These can be found at the dollar stores, Jenni gets hers at Walmart in the kitchen aisle for only a dollar each.  These bottles are so useful and versatile, we've used them for Snow Painting as well!


On a very low temperature buttered frying pan I drew the outline of a Santa hat here.  The walls of the picture start to cook which will hold in the middle liquid.  So after a few seconds of the outline firming up, I filled in the hat and the liquid batter stays in the shape.


When it gets bubbly, I flip it to cook the other side, it doesn't take very long at all, and voila! Santa hat pancake!


I made a Christmas tree.




And candy canes, which were Butterfly's favourite.




What I like about this recipe is that we didn't need to use syrup with this snack with the hint of sugar it had in it.  When it cooled, we just picked it up like a soft cookie and ate it!


I created a holly, by making all the pieces separately and then putting the holly together on the plate.


I made Rudolph the reindeer for my hubby!  He got a candy cane pancake too :)




I was getting to the end of the bottles and my family finally said they were full from the snack, so I used up the rest of colours to make a giant rainbow pancake for me!!  Yum!


Notice the bubbles in the second picture of the giant rainbow pancake, this is when I flipped the pancake to the cook the top side.  When the bubbles pop through, it's time to flip!


This is a nice breakfast idea for Christmas morning for the family! :)


7 comments:

  1. These are super cute! I bet my kids would love colored pancakes!

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  2. These pancakes are so cute! This may be the perfect thing for Christmas morning. Thanks for the idea.

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  3. What fun. They came out great. Jaime@fspdt

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  4. It was so good to hear from you!! Your pancakes turned out great! I especially liked how your holly turned out and the way that you arranged several pieces together to look 3D! Yeah!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

    Blessings,
    Jenni

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  5. What a fantastic idea! Thank you so much for sharing. Can't wait to have go x

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  6. Thanks for this post. They are so cute and my grandkids will think I am the greatest grandma. Well they already think that but this will just cement the relationship. LOL

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