Tuesday, December 29, 2009

FlapJack Bauer

I've made a lot of pancakes for the kids. This one is for my wife. My friend Karl suggested "FlapJack-O-Lantern." This is inspired by his use of flapjack and my wife's obsession with "24."

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Michael Wilson's Pancake

Pancake fan and friend Michael Wilson sent in: Saturn And 61 Moons. It is very high on my list of favorite pancakes ever.

I know the count isn't right. He has assured me that a number of the moons are obscured by the planet.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Taco Platter

Buenos dias! Its time for breakfast!

Who doesn't love a little maple syrup on their refried beans?

No beans, no cheese, no lettuce, no meat, not even a tomato. This is 100% pancake.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Leggo My Eggo!

"Dude, I told you. Leggo my Eggo!"

Look, I'm topical! Apparently, due to problems at a couple of waffle plants, there will be a shortage of Eggo waffles until summer.

Thanks to Guinness Book of World Records holder of the title, "Man with the largest head" Mike Mooreland for the suggestion. I would like to mention that this is an actual Eggo waffle.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Marshmallow Me

Salon.com has a weekly funny food contest. This week they're asking, "What do you drink during the holidays to relax when you're done with the work?"

My answer is hot chocolate. I know. Not very exotic. I do use the really good hot chocolate if that's any help.

I don't drink any alcoholic beverages. They all remind me of the hospital. Not because of some horrible drinking and driving accident thing. Its the smell. Ick. Who wants a drink that smells like something you'd pour on an open wound? So, smell and the way people behave when drunk keep me away from the stuff.

Here's the thing though. I'm a foodie. I thought it was something I was missing out on so I tried to learn to drink wine. I found myself doing that little kid "horrible taste" whole body shake trying to get it down. I've tried enough. I can confidently say there has never been a glass of wine as good as strawberry Kool-Aid.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Amanda Havlik's Pancake Art

This was a big weekend. I received pancakes from 3 viewers.

Amanda didn't name hers but I'm thinking "The Bunny and Mr. Bill."

Here they are in their last moment before the Great Syrup Flood of 2009.

Heather Turner's Food Coloring Pancake Experiment

I've been assured this is NOT left overs from enchilada night but a bunch of colored pancakes cut up.

I've added food coloring to pancake batter but never with as much color commitment as Heather.

With these colors... well, I can't wait to make pancake tacos. I like the "food that looks like other food" category.

The First Viewer Pancakes!

Sean Kernick sent in a pile of pancakes that would make his mother and Nickelodeon proud. Thank you Sean.

If he's got kids, they're really enjoying breakfast. If not, he's a zombie by now. The only chance of surviving Dora the Explorer (Does she know it doesn't rhyme?) is in watching your kids watch it.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Mouse Trap

Autobiographical pancake number one.

Events from my life.

Note to my wife: These are literal pancakes, not metaphorical.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mario Pixel Waffle

Fruit, nuts, banana, frosting and two yellow M&Ms. Like me, it looks better if you stand a long way back.

This took a lot of waffles.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pixel Waffle

Breakfast invader.
This is a waffle and a little chocolate icing. Yum.

Thank you Mike Lynn for the pixel waffle suggestion and thank you Teller for use of the waffle iron.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Moving Slowly

The day after Thanksgiving and we're all having some trouble getting moving this morning. At least we've had a good breakfast.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Another view of Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs In a Blanket

=> I feel a need to make some attempt at every pancake dish name. This is number one in that upcoming series. Pigs in a Blanket. In order to remain true to the idea of the dish the pig bodies under the blanket are indeed sausages.

Dr. Horrible

Okay, not my best work. Maybe saying, "I'll make one of those for you" before you actually try it is a bad idea. My apologies to Neil Patrick Harris.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Snail

ThatNeilGuy and Felicia Day have very kindly mentioned The Pancake Project in their tweets. It seems like I should post a pancake as an thank you for their kindness. Maybe I can make a Dr. Horrible pancake for tomorrow's post.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


You search the world's blogs seeking answers to life's difficult questions and so I shall reveal a universal truth:

What should you prepare for a special birthday breakfast?

The panCAKE!

I alternated layers of whipped cream, strawberries and bananas. Then stick it in the fridge for an hour and it is ready to go. The hour in the fridge alters the texture of the whole thing in a very nice way.


I got started making crazy pancakes because my kids loved pancakes in the shape of their names. They still do. It was in trying to make good looking letters that I discovered ways to make better pancake pictures.

Pig's butt

Here's another view of the 3-D pig. I added that curly tail to cover up where the sausage stuck out the back part in a very unappetizing way.

That does make me think a line of "Would You Eat This?" pancakes is in order.

My first 3-D pancake

They're not all flat. That's a turkey sausage threaded through the middle to help the pancakes stand up and to create the nose. I want to say that this pancake was delicious. Sausage and pancakes are indeed a fine combination.

Easy pancake

They're not all rocket science.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Search for Breakfast Perfection continues:

Breakfast wonder and/or comedy doesn't come without sacrifice. Do you have friends who say they don't want pancakes for breakfast again? Make them this. If they complain can they really be your friends? This is all pancake except for that pat of butter.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 1: A journey to madness.

Its a pancake. I made this. There is nothing drawn on it. It is just pancake batter and timing. This is how it looked when I flipped it.

I’ve been creating pancake art for my family for 10 years and the time has come to reveal my madness.

Welcome my fellow pancake pioneers. I know you're out there. Send in your pancake pictures, comments and even suggestions for pancakes you'd like to see.

Special thanks to Edvard Munch for the artistic inspiration and for having the name Munch.