RECIPE #37 LULA’S ANIMAL PANCAKES
Animal Pancakes have been around generationally as part of our family tradition. They are pancakes cooked on a hot griddle shaped like animals. Sometimes rabbits, bears, birds, monkeys, cows or a Tyrannosaurus rex or a Triceratops obtusus dinosaur. Children love to get involved making these pancakes when they can move the adults out of the way. I am also pretty sure that this is where Abstract Art got started many years ago (i.e., Picasso, Pollock, Matisse, Dali, Kandinsky, etc.) they all started by making Animal Pancakes. No, really…that’s what happened.
1 cup Flour
2 tablespoons Baking Powder
2 tablespoons Sugar
? teaspoon Salt
1 Egg (beaten)
2 tablespoons Melted Butter
1 cup Milk
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl. In another bowl mix Egg, Butter and Milk together. Add all at once to dry Ingredients. Do not over beat the batter. Cook on a hot greased griddle.
When griddle is hot, spoon out the batter (not too runny) and shape various animals by guiding the batter with spoon and spatula. Add the various raisin eyes, coconut hair, and decorations, etc. before flipping. It just takes a little practice. Raisins, nuts, coconut, food coloring and various pantry items can be used to decorate the animals.
Serve with Butter, Peanut Butter, Powered Sugar and your favorite Syrup. Pairs well with Eggs, Bacon, Hash brown Potatoes, Cold Milk, Hot Coffee and Iced Water.
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