Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Breakfast - Pink Heart Pancakes

Jeff made these cute pancakes this morning. Zaylee was so excited to get to eat pink hearts for breakfast!

Pink Heart Pancakes
1 large egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. oil
3 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2-3 drops red food coloring

Beat egg in medium bowl until fluffy. Beat in remaining ingredients just until smooth.

Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat or to 375 degrees. grease griddle with butter or oil if necessary.

For each pancake, pour slightly less than 1/4 cup batter from cup or pitcher onto hot griddle, in a heart shape. You can do this a couple ways: pour two circles right next to each other for the two bumps on top of the heart and then a smaller bit of batter between them to make the pointy end, or do a V-shape. Either way, the batter will round out and fill out any gaps. We found the V-shape to be a bit easier. Cook pancake until bubbly on top, puffed and dry around edges. Turn and cook other side until golden brown.

Example of heart made with two circles and a smaller dab of batter:

Example of heart made in V-shape:

Easy and fun! Stay tuned for more of our Valentine's treats. :-)


Frogmama said...

So cute! I love the redhots (I think thats what those were)

We do this too! DH likes to make messages in the batter too - we've used the medicine-droppers to do it in the past... but today he actually got out the pastry tips!

Personally I like the "V" hearts - isn't it fun to provide those simple pleasures as a parent? Have a great dady!

Meg said...

These are so cute!!

Mommy Doodles said...

love those!! tried one time but only had a cookie cutter - it got really hot! not smart...

grabbed your button (for my blogroll page), hope you are not in too much pain! lol

Bridget said...

How sweet! Happy Valentine's day!