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Cooking with Kids: Pancake Faces

by on March 7, 2015
 

Staples. Perfect for Saturday mornings. So perfect the children can make their own. All it requires is pancake mix and a touch of creativity.

It works on the principle of cooking sequence developing contrast and creating the smiley.

What do I mean?

Each part you cook before adding more batter defines that element.

You begin with a greased pan. I use vegetable oil.

Then using a small amount of batter, you spoon or squirt from a bottle, eyes and a mouth and a nose, if you wish.

You let it cook, till bubbles start coming through – and the eyes are formed and the mouth too.

Then you follow on by creating the face – filling in the gaps with more batter, and a bit over the eyes, nose and mouth.

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I’ve decided this man/ woman won’t be very hot without hair like Lisa Simpson so I make good on that.

And that was followed by a beard and earrings. Uh-huh.

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The end result was a touch scary, if delicious.

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Believe me, it was gobbled in an instant by the children and friends of theirs.

That one. This one.

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And more…even with dreads and ears.

What do your children love to cook themselves?

Love, xxx