What does a sister, moose shapes, and kids combine to make? Moose pancakes, of course!
My sister gave me some moose pancake/egg moulds for this past Christmas. The package was lost in the post for a while, but it was great to have another gift to open later and keep the celebrations going!
A couple of weeks ago I read an article in the CBC News online about a moose that had wandered into the city and caused delays at the airport and a scene further into the city when the emergency services appeared to round it up and transport it back to safety. This triggered my memory that I still had these wonderful moulds in the cupboard. What better time to get them out and give them a go?
I used Mom’s recipe for these Moose Pancakes:
- 1½ Cups Flour
- 2½ tsp Baking powder
- ¾ Tbsp Salt
- 3 Tbsp Sugar
- 1 Egg
- ¾ pint Milk (approx, or more to make a thin batter but not too thin)
- 3 Tbsp Butter or margarine, melted (but Mom doesn’t use this)
1) Mix the dry ingredients.
2) In a separate bowl beat the egg, add milk and butter.
3) Add the liquids to the dry ingredients. Mix only until almost smooth.
4) Cook on a hot, lightly greased frying pan or griddle, turn only once after bubbling has ceased.
Note: To test heat, sprinkle drops of cold water on griddle, they dance about when hot enough.
I really miss my old hand-me-down electric frying pan. I just can’t seem to get nice golden pancakes on this gas stove. But moose are dark brown anyway, aren’t they?
I had a think about how we could spruce up this moose. I used some leafy celery for trees. We currently had a fresh pineapple in the house for another project so we had Daddy slice it up and I used my cutters from Kyoto to make some stars and flowers from the pineapple.
I used dried cranberries for the centre of the flowers and the nose.
Raisins for eyes, and a little piece of black licorice for a mouth. Now we had a moose pancake!
And he was tasty, too!
Do you like to have fun with your food? So do we! See our other blogs about:
- Shamrock zucchini pancakes.
- Deviled egg sailboats.
- Shepherd’s stew with sleepy sheep dumplings.
- Our Spidey snack.