Something you may not know about me, Lucca. My favorite food is not kibble, or dessert kibble (cereal), or treats, or whatever my mom is having for lunch. My favorite food is PANCAKES. On my birthday every year, my mom makes them for me, but I just discovered there’s a whole other special pancake day and it’s TODAY, National Pancake Day. I think my mom has been hiding the existence of this day from me, which is rude and I’ll deal with her later. For now, though, I present to you 20 pancake recipes that I would totally make in celebration of this momentous occasion, if my paws were able to manage a griddle. Stupid evolution.
Does it get any better than pancakes? I’m a big fan of any socially acceptable way to eat cake for breakfast, and these Sunday morning treats come in so many forms: lemon ricotta, oatmeal pumpkin, stuffed Nutella, peach coconut, chocolate banana, whiskey maple(?!). My mouth is watering just typing the names of these crazy-delicious recipes. Click through to check ‘em out, and may God have mercy on your blood sugar!
Remember when you were a kid and your parents would make a whip cream smiley face on your pancake and you thought it was the most amazing thing that had ever happened? Well, illustrator Nathan Shields is here to make your parents feel bad about themselves. He creates intricately shaped pancakes to resemble everything from dogs to Star Wars characters to famous architecture. Click on the photo to check out a few more of his edible artworks… [Buzzfeed]
These lemon poppy seed pancakes not only look delicious, they incorporate a lot of the springy flavors we were drooling over in our recent cupcake orgy post (citrus and berries are such a great combination). But these pancakes have something going for them that cupcakes don’t: it’s socially acceptable to scarf down a pile of them first thing in the morning. Check out the recipe here, and let the Sunday morning pancake scarfing commence! [via Picky Cook]
Chicago-based artist Katherine Kalnes apparently makes portraits out of pancakes and so she created this Ryan Gosling flapjack exclusively for the celeb blog The Famous. Gimme a fork, I’m starving. [The Famous]
Itty bitty flakes of snow are showing up since the official start of winter is right around the corner! This only means one thing … time to bust out a holiday pancake pan. Get ready for the season by bringing some holiday cheer to the table. The only thing that could make this better is endless flavors of syrup. Mmmm … can’t you taste them already? [$35, Nordic Ware] Keep reading »
I recently registered at Williams-Sonoma for the typical stuff any person needs—cookie sheets, bagel cutter, grapefruit spoons (hey, I’m a fan of citrus). But whenever the catalog arrives in the mail, I always look longingly at the pages, wishing my registry was a bit more on the adventurous side. The one appliance I’m borderline obsessed with is this “pancake” pan—but they’re not really pancakes. They’re actually ebelskiver, a traditional Danish puffed pancake filled with jelly, fruit or cheese. They look so ridiculously easy to make, and the finished product looks like a work of edible art. But instead of the other (dare I say boring?) fillings, I plan on stuffing them with Nutella and peanut butter. Yum. [$40, Williams-Sonoma] Keep reading »
“Dylan was doing occupations at school recently and the teacher said, ‘You have to go home and ask Mummy and Daddy what they do.’ So we were trying to explain to Dylan that we make movies and he went to Michael, ‘Hang on. Mama makes movies, you make pancakes!’ So my two-time Oscar-winning husband with a career of 40 years looks at me and says, ‘Oh, it’s come to that!’” — Catherine Zeta-Jones [The Sun, U.K.] Keep reading »