Shamrock Pancakes

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It’s March 17 and the whole world is becoming green and for one day everyone is Irish; what better way to start celebrating St Patrick’s Day than starting you day with Shamrock Pancakes for breakfast?

The Shamrock is a symbol of Ireland and it is to be believed that when St Patrick was trying to convert the Irish citizens to Christianity he used the Shamrock to explain the holy trinity to them.  The shamrock typically has three leaves representing the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit and is also said to symbolize faith, hope and love.  If you’re lucky enough to find a four leaf clover;’re just lucky!

Our Shamrock pancakes whip up in less than 10 minutes and you can prepare the batter the night before and store it in the refrigerator overnight.  A quarter of a cup of batter in a medium high pan will make the perfect sized pancake.  If you’re feeling adventurous and crafty pour the batter into a squeeze bottle and try your luck at designing your own shamrock pancakes by squeezing the bottle to create 3 connecting hearts and 1 stem then go back and fill in with more batter being careful not to over fill.  Once the batter starts to bubble, flip them over and in seconds you’ve got yourself a shamrock pancake. 

Serve these beauties with pure maple syrup a couple of pats of butter for breakfast or some ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate chips or whatever toppings you like for a late night sweet attack. 

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Shamrock Pancakes
Light fluffy and delicious Shamrock Pancakes are a perfect start to St Patrick's Day
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 or 2 drops Green Food Colour
1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl or large measuring cup.2. Add melted butter or oil, milk and egg and mix until the batter is smooth and lump free. 3. Pour batter into a squeeze bottle. 4. Heat frying pan to medium/high heat. 5. Coat pan with a tiny amount of butter or cooking spray. 5. Draw three connecting hearts with the squeeze bottle and make a stem. 6. Fill your design with more batter insuring you don't over fill.7. Cook until bubbles start to form on top of the pancakes.8. Using a spatula carefully flip over your shamrock. 9. Cook until done which generally takes seconds since the pancake is almost done when the bubbles appear on top. 10. Serve with pure maple syrup and a couple of pats of butter for breakfast. 11. For a late night snack or dessert, top with ice cream, whipping cream and even some chocolate chips or your favourite toppings.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10 to 12 pancakes