Did you know that Tuesday, March 1st is IHOP's National Pancake Day?
*heart skips a beat*
I love pancakes. Truly. Just adore them! Cant get enough of them.
However, this is a baking blog and I don't really bake my pancakes. So why bother you with my obsession?
I thought I would jazz things up a bit.
Make pancakes mini-cakes! We like cakes right?
I started out with 'orange' size pancakes.
But quickly moved to silver dollar size. I love the petits four type style they lent themselves to.
I did blueberry and strawberry mostly.
But also did a plain version which was still super tasty! (of course, adding mini chocolate chips didn't hurt!)
The recipe is simple.
I made my favorite from scratch pancakes but decreased the sugar serving by 1/2 cup.
I then mixed up a bowl of my glaze icing and poured it over the mini stacks.
For the strawberry I added the tiniest bit of pink food coloring as well as a little blue to the blueberry glaze. You can also add strawberry extracts or naturally flavor the glaze if you want too!
I didn't do it this time, but I next time I am going to substitute the milk with warm water. I think it will add a nice warm, creamy texture to the hot pancakes.
Some of the cakes sat for a few minutes while I was preparing others, and I loved how the glaze started to harden slightly, almost creating a little sugar shell around the pancakes.
It almost looks like a little layer cake. *joy*
It was so fun making little pancake cakes!
I kept thinking of new things to try and incorporate... maybe next year!
And this is my version of a strawberry short cake... strawberry pancake shortcakes! :)
And just for fun... here are some pancakes I have made in the past.
I told you I am a bit obsessed.
Red Velvet pancakes with buttermilk pancakes covered in blueberry syrup and blueberries.
Regular pancakes with food coloring added.
Check out this post to see why these pancakes caused such an uproar!
An easy pancake recipe just cut into leaf patterns with a touch of food coloring. Kids loved these!
So what fun ways have you jazzed up pancakes? Are you going to celebrate National Pancake Day?