I bet you are so tired of hearing about my son’s birthday.
But I’m not done yet. (I think I tried to warn you all that birthdays are very important in our household). I’m winding down, though, I promise.
Today is the actual Big Day. And that means my son gets to pick out breakfast, lunch, dinner – and do pretty much what he wants (within reason, of course). For breakfast he requested blueberry pancakes. Shaped like Mickey Mouse. With a marshmallow face.
I aim to please.
Old Fashioned Blueberry Pancakes, adapted slightly from allrecipes.com
(This is the scaled down version to make only 4 servings.)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons white sugar
1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons milk
1/2 egg (I just used an egg white)
1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
1/4 c frozen or fresh blueberries
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
Okay, lesson number one: do not make Mickey’s face overly big in a small frying pan. Because, when you go to flip, this could be the result…
Lesson three: next time, add marshmallows a bit earlier, so they can melt and stick to the pancake better.
Lesson four: nothing beats a great big smile, just for you, from a five-year old in the morning. The minimal time, effort, and re-doing is all worth it.