Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Pancakes with a Sweet Message

Do you have the final details ready for your sweetheart tomorrow? If you need another breakfast idea, I have the perfect detail. Let your Valentine know how you feel through pancakes! These pancakes are heart shaped and include a special message.

First, prepare pancake batter either from scratch or by following mix instructions for six to seven pancakes. The consistency we need is somewhat thick, not runny. If you pour into a pan it should keep its shape.

Pour about 1/4 of the batter into a squeeze bottle.
To the remaining batter, add 1 1/2 tablespoons of water. Mix and add red food coloring. Mix until incorporated. Pour into a squeeze bottle.

Heat a pan to low heat and spray with nonstick butter spray.

Take the non-colored batter and write your message. The message needs to be written backwards, so that when you turn the pancake it will read correctly. We do this so that the pancake looks smooth and the message is not on the "bubbly" side of the pancake. (Yes, I did the XOXO as OXOX when I flip it over, this is where I learned.)

Quickly take the colored batter and draw a heart around the message, fill in any letters (like the inside of B, e, o), and fill in the heart.
Once the pancake no longer looks runny, flip over and finish cooking.
Wake up your Valentine with a nice breakfast with a message. :)

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