Decorative Pancake Art
My creative son and blogging sidekick did it again, so if you're wondering how to make Valentine's Day special for your love, you might just want to try out our simple and easy decorative pancake idea by surprising your love with breakfast in bed!
I can't think of anything that symbolizes love more than food; the two go hand in hand and you know a way to a man's heart is through his stomach; hers too! A new mom shows love by feeding her baby cradled in her arms with love. Most celebrations are surrounded by the foods we love so we thought what better way to show love for Valentine's Day or any day as a matter of fact when we just want to say 'I love you' with a nice hearty breakfast in bed. If the gesture doesn't get the message across clearly you can have fun and put those messages right into your food like we did in our decorative pancakes.
We've seen some beautiful videos of pancake art that we tried to replicate, we're far from that level of expertise and patience but thought heck, why not give it a try. Do note that while we practiced no pancakes went harmed they were lovingly dipped in maple syrup and gobbled right up.
Anthony also used a silicone heart shaped mold to fry up the very cute over easy egg served with delicious crispy bacon!
Take a peek at our video below!
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 tbsp sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp melted butter
pink or red food colouring gel
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and beat with a mixer until the batter is lump-free and ensure that the batter is on the runnier side so that it passes through the opening of a squeeze bottle.
Divide the batter in equally into two bowls.
In one of the bowls add a couple of drops of food colouring. We added pink food colouring one drop at a time until we reached a nice vibrant colour due to the fact that when they are cooked they will the colour will be subdued.
Pour batter into two squeeze bottles and test that the batter squeezes out easily; if it's not squeezable- add a couple of drops of milk and give it a good shake or you can cut open a larger hole into the tip of the bottle.
Start with a hot griddle or frying pan, give it a light spray with cooking spray.
We started with the pink bottle of batter first; writing our messages.
Once the message was written we filled in the pancake with regular batter.
Once the tops started to bubble we flipped them over and let them continue cooking until they puffed out and the edges were dry.
What says I love you more than this delicious breakfast in bed?