Monday, January 18, 2010

Why I will always be the best Aunt.... in the world part 2

Not your average pan"cakes"
I know what you are thinking. Pancakes with whip cream, strawberries, caramel, chocolate sauce and SPRINKLES! I am super nice........BUT it gets MUCH, MUCH worse than that.

Mmmm...check out this spread. Bacon, sausage, eggs, hash browns, and pancakes. A Brinner fit for any breakfast lover. But wait.... those aren't just pancakes. They are pan"CAKES!" I have always wanted to try ACTUAL pan"cakes." Meaning, I use cake batter to make pancakes. I always thought it would be the funnest dessert. Tonight I had a more than willing audience of guinea pigs to try it out.
This is where you start. (Imagine the possibilities! I am thinking red velvet on Valentines, Sooooo cute!) Make the cake batter as directed. (you may need to add a few teaspoons of water to make it slightly thinner.) Then, Heat your griddle to approx 300 degrees that is about 50 degrees lower that you would normally cook regular pancakes. Cook until the bubbling stops then flip over as usual BUT they are a little more delicate, so take care. I cannot even tell you how wonderful the kitchen smells when you are cooking them. MMMMM
Here is the hungry crew, minus Maddi and Grey, they are sitting at the bar.
All plated up! Anxiously awaiting their first bite!
Nathan was very exuberant about the results and I think he had 3 (at least) and Lilly had 4. I started to lose count. Oh, oh and it was Lilly's birthday this week, one of the reasons we had cake. Yep birthday pancakes.
It looks like William is slipping into a sugar coma just smelling his food

That is right, I fed cake to my nieces and nephews for dinner! Judge me if you must. I am as bad as Bill Cosby. BUT wait a minute, they had other stuff too, Like some healthy bacon, and wait....eggs and hash browns and LOTS of berries which are SOOOOO good for you. Whatever, I may be terrible but it was soooooo good!
AND can you imagine making better than sex cake with this method? So many things to try now. I have opened a whole new world of dessert!


Mandy Finlinson said...

I never would've thought of that! I love the way your mind works. I am DEFINITELY going to make these for Valentine's Day! Thanks, Toni!

Ginger said...

I wish you were my aunt. You have great taste in butter. That is the only kind I ever buy.

Katie Jane said...

You should have invited me. I would have driven 1.5 hours for that. Oh my, why haven't you ever shared this thought with me before? Pan CAKES? Brilliant.

Rachel said...

I am coming to your house for dinner!

Carlie said...

not only are you the "coolest aunt"... but you are one of my coolest friends too! Wanna come make dinner for me? Seriously! How are you so skinny???

Nicole Marsh said...

YUM!!!! I can't wait to try that. And I would totally feed that to my kids for dinner. I agree with Carlie what is your trick for staying so skinny?

Toni said...

Tape worm folks..... it is totally worth it. Kidding. And if you haven't seen me lately, the holidays have definitely not been good to me.

Ambyr said...

I love you. I'm going to have to try that. Especially for Valentines Day. I hope they were as good as they look.

Warth Family said...

I have seriously got to stop reading your blog! I am about to go break into my fridge and gorge myself on sweet treats! You are an AMAZING aunt and a terrible tempting friend!!!! Licking the computer screen right now!