I made heart pancakes for the kids for breakfast yesterday. They were a BIG hit. Maybe it was the color and the sprinkles. I've cooked plenty of shaped pancakes over the years, but this time I tinted some of the pancake batter first and experimented with shapes within shapes. The valentine pancakes were the most successful.
Here's how I did it:
First, I shook out some sprinkles on the griddle then I poured some of the pink-tinted batter into a heart shape over the sprinkles. Then, I took the plain pancake batter and poured an outline for the heart.
I'd share step-by-step pics, but the light was awful and they didn't turn out well.
I tried a couple different ways for tinting the pancakes. I mixed pureed strawberries with some batter for pink and pureed blueberries with another cup of batter for blue. It sorta worked and the kids loved them all, but I wouldn't say it was uber-successful. (The valentine pancakes in the top image are tinted with food coloring.)
Here are the pancakes I made with the pureed fruit-tinted batter—flower pancakes and eggs in a nest. I was testing an idea for the spring crafts ebook I'm working on, but it's not quite there yet. (If any of you awesome cooks out there have tips for me, let me know!)
What do you like to make for breakfast on Valentine's Day? Anything special?