today i made pancakes from scratch, which i have never done before. plus, they were Gingerbread Pancakes in the shape of gingerbread boys! i was surprised at how easy and delicious they turned out. not too sweet with the perfect amount of gingerbread flavor.
a gingerbread boy shaped bottle of maple syrup that i picked up this weekend at Cost Plus World Market. they were so cute that i got a few that will be paired with cans of gingerbread pancake mix for teacher's gifts this year.
i took a small measuring cup to carefully pour the batter in the shape of gingerbread boys on the griddle. it took a few times, a few oddly shaped gingerbread boy pancakes, and tries at turning them....but i got the shape and cooking time down. and i must say i improved my pancake making skills about 51%. it made a happy morning.
♥ in a bowl, stir together dry ingredients. add the rest of the ingredients and stir just until combined.
♥ heat griddle on stove.
♥ pour onto griddle.
♥ cook on first side until puffed, full of bubbles and dry looking around edges.
♥ turn and cook until second side is browned.
(i found the first pancake was a bit difficult to pick up and turn. the rest worked out pretty good.)
if you thought i was crazy for cutting little butter pats into hearts well.....actually, it's very easy. a few straight cuts off the edges of a slice of butter and then a smoothing of the edges and whala! butter hearts ♥