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.

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