Monday, January 30, 2012
We started yesterday morning. In fact, we were almost late for church because the girls and I got completely carried away making these snowflake pancakes. (sadly, we barely had time to eat them!)
I found a mostly-empty squirt bottle of ketchup in the back of my refrigerator (yes, I do believe I could find just about anything in there). After pouring the remaining ketchup into another bottle and scrubbing it out, I used a funnel to fill the empty squirt bottle with pancake batter. Now I had a writing instrument for drawing whatever I liked!
It was a little tricky to draw pretty snowflakes for two reasons:
1. Snowflakes really only look believable if they are symmetrical- a little tricky when drawing with batter
2. I used a recipe for crepe batter instead of the traditional pancake batter with baking powder, etc. I thought the snowflakes might be prettier if the pancakes were flat, but crepe batter is very thin and runny. If you're not careful, you'll end up with a simple little pool of batter instead of a snowflake.