My love of pancakes was rekindled with the discovery of this blog: Jim's Pancakes. If you haven't already checked it out - do it now! He makes *awesome* pancakes for his daughter and they are truly spectacular. He has made appearances on several talk & cooking shows as well. I stumbled across his blog by chance several months ago and was wowed by his pancake creations.
So I set about finding the right proportions for making good pancakes with the boxed variety of Hungry Jack. Just as I nailed the water to mix ratio, I ran out of mix and decided I wanted to make them from scratch. Food Network.com to the rescue! There I found a simple pancake mix that didn't need much altering or cutting down as I am cooking for just me. I even bought a condiment squeeze bottle to make cleaner shapes & lines just like Jim!
Last weekend momm and I ventured to the closest Target - found in IL - where among other things, I bought some new pots & pans and a griddle pan. Hooray! I was now prepared to take my pancaking skills to new heights! Here, dear reader, are some of my creations.
The turtle was taken from Jim's 'how-to' on the blog - it was super cute and super easy so it made for a good place to start!
I had some trouble with the batter clumping up a bit in the squeeze bottle so the outer edges burned a smidge. They were still delicious!
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Here's to more weekend mornings full of fun & pancakes!!
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