Monday, July 30, 2012

UK's The Daily Mail has an article about my pancakes!

Monday, September 26, 2011

The book is out!

I'm very pleased to announce that the book is out. Because it's been published by Barnes and Noble you can only get it from them. That's bad for me because you can only get it there, but good for you because it means they're less expensive than if they were available everywhere. They've cut out the "middle man." It comes with the bottle and step by step instructions on how to get your pancake "game" on! The hole in the top of the bottle is a little small. Cut a little off with a pair of scissors. Be careful. It's hard to put it back on. Take a look!

Thanks friends.


Friday, May 20, 2011

Color stacks

Just making stacks of tiny colored pancakes. I think I need to see what's the tallest one I can make.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Christmas Tree

This one turned out pretty nice. Obvious plug time: Extreme Pancakes will be out in stores in time for Christmas. It comes with a drawing bottle and all the instructions to make everything here and more. Tell your friends. Please.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Hi Pancake Pals. It's been a long time. There's a reason. The Pancake Project has been picked up by Sterling Press. It's going to be a book. It'll be out as a "How To" kit complete with a bottle sometime in September. They've chosen the name, "Extreme Pancake Kit." It's got instructions on how to make a lot of funny pancakes and a couple of really pretty ones. This photo is of one of the really pretty ones. The texture on this turned out amazing.

I could use some help. If any of you have connections to a magazine that might run an article about the kit let me know. I need to get some publicity to try to sell some books. Get me a successful lead and I'll send you a copy of the book when it comes out.

About this pancake: It's all drips. I had some colored batter left over from another project and just started dripping it on the griddle. That's how I made those leaves. It really built up into a beautiful texture.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Another set of Flavor/Picture pancakes. Pumpkin flavored pumpkins. You know I love the flavor matching the picture.

Here's my recipe for pumpkin pancakes:

1 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup milk

½ cup pumpkin puree

¼ cup brown sugar

1 large egg

Mix these all up so the batter is smooth. If you’re looking for a little more orange appearance you can add yellow and red food coloring.

The only trick to this pumpkin is to get the grill pretty warm and start with the middle sections. As you do each stripe wait a few seconds for it to cook before you start the next one. That’s how you end up with the pumpkin striations.

I also made a tiny bit of “regular” pancake batter and put a few drops of green food coloring in it to get the stems.

It’s Halloween today so my kids carved one of them into a Jack-o-Lantern. I made a little bit of pancake batter mixed with yellow food coloring and set the pumpkin on top of it to get a little depth and light into the picture. I bet a yellow plate would do that for you too.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Man, pancake batter can really take some color. I was pretty excited by the way the colors turned out in the Taco Platter (Dec. 13, 2009) and the Corn on the Cob (Feb 16, 2010) but they're pretty wimpy when you quit messing around and add some more food coloring. These look like foam rubber. The color did not mess up the taste.

One trick to keep the color from browning as you cook these: Keep the griddle a little cooler than normal and let the pancakes cook slowly.

I need to say thanks to Carl for coming over and taking the photos. My camera has died. Carl did that fancy out of focus thing on the Roy G. Biv pancake.