Breakfast disguised as dessert is always a favorite.
Tips: Don’t be afraid to use pancake batter to create mini adornments and use a knife as a drawing tool in Nutella to create more texture.
Experimented this week by adding raspberry & blackberry jam to the batter to add a natural red color. I separated the batter into three bowls and added jam to two; poured regular batter to create heart shape and filled in the center with the jam batter, but the color didn’t show up as I had hoped.
Afterthought: would have been great with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
Tips: You don’t have to make your pancake overly complicated. Sometimes repetition of pattern has the strongest impact.
Original request was “wrapping paper,” but that was a tad complicated to say the least. Lots and lots of presents to go under a tree was the second request. This is the year we ruined our son.
Tips: A sprinkling of miniature M&M’s is a great way to add a touch of color on special occasions.
The refrigerator was still empty from our recent trip, so I was forced to use what I had in my pantry: a can of nuts, an apple, and a box of raisins. Carving an apple with a dull knife was harder than I had expected.
Tips: Nuts are a great source of protein and when combined with fruit are even better. Hair texture was created by dabbling spots of batter on griddle, letting them sit for 30 seconds, and then continuing to pour the rest of the shape.