Sunday, March 09, 2008
On Saturday MM and I picked up the cutest pancake maker from Harry & David. We love their store and can never resist stopping by to pick up some dark chocolate "Moose Munch" which is chocolate covered popcorn with almonds and cashews-our favorite! We also love to sample all their goodies and the store was packed with Easter items, chocolate covered candies, baskets and people all browsing their wares. They also carry things like spinach artichoke dip, another favorite and clam chowder.
On Sunday morning MM & I decided to have "Moose Pancakes" for breakfast. The moose pancake form, from Harry & David, worked very well though what we've learned is that you should only fill the form with batter half the depth of the form. If the batter rises too high in the form it puffs over the edges and makes it difficult to remove the pancake from the form so that you can flip it, and the right temperature is required to keep it from burning. Also, make sure to spray the form and the pan with PAM so that the mix does not stick. Moving the form on the griddle after the batter sets up a little helps to keep it from browing too much and burning also.
Here's a sample without butter or syrup. See how this fellow actually came out with two eyes? Very cool. The pancakes were so yummy and quite thick! Some came out lighter but this one smiled the nicest for the camera. Now if you have several children or even if you plan to make them for two people, two forms and two pans are suggested as they take some time to make but are well worth it. We didn't use two forms, just stood at the stove cooking and eating them and laughing at the process. It was so fun making them and we were so stuffed afterwards.