This is a simple but clever little item I picked up from Williams Sonoma. Not only will it allow you to make any number of pancake shapes, (today we chose hearts tomorrow we plan to make butterflies) it also stores your pancake batter and has it ready to go!!
Just pop the top and start "drawing" your batter on the griddle!!
You too can have the pancake pen for $9.95 at Williams Sonoma or you could just pick up a squirt bottle from your local craft store (I'm pretty sure it will do the same thing;). And thanks to the Ritz Carlton in Kapalua you too can have this AMAZING pancake recipe. Enjoy!
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 1/2 Cups Whole Milk
2 Cups Flour (I use whole wheat)
2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon Salt
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
Whipe together eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla. Add 1 cup milk. Sift all dry ingredients into the bowl of eggs, oil, sugar, vanill and milk. Mix until smooth then add remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Pour batter onto preheated skillet (I do not grease the skillet I just pour the batter onto a dry, hot griddle but you can if you really want to). When the batter starts to bubble flip the pancake over.
I would definitely say this is kid approved...