When I was a wee one, my dad made me these pancakes on the weekends. It was always a surprise to find out what was on my plate. It’s a simple technique, but, I think, a special one.
- Two eggs
- Two tablespoons of sugar
- One tablespoon of melted butter
- One cup of flour
- Half a teaspoon of salt
- One teaspoon of double acting baking powder
- One cup of milk and ¼ cup of low-fat milk on the side
Begin by lightly beating eggs, sugar, and melted butter in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine your flour, salt, and baking powder. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into your egg mixture. Add your one cup of milk and stir until everything is combined.
Now to make your pancake “paint.” Find yourself a cup or coffee mug for your ¼ cup of low-fat milk. Low-fat milk works best since we want your pancake paint to be a bit watery. Take a spoonful of your pancake batter and mix it into your mug of milk.
Get a large frying pan, butter it up, and give it a good medium heat. You don’t want the pan to be too hot, or else it will be harder to work on your art. Take your pancake paint and use a spoon to draw whatever your heart desires. If you make a mistake, no problem: You can use your spatula to erase and start over.
Once you are finished painting, you want to let it cook for a minute to set. Take your pancake batter and cover your animal drawing completely.
Let your pancake cook until the sides start to bubble a little bit. On medium heat it should take about two minutes. Flip your pancake over and pat yourself on the back.