Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Brotherly Pancakes

A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, age five and Ryan, three. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson so she said; “Now boys, if Jesus were sitting here, He would say, ‘Let my brother have the first pancake. I can wait.’” Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, “Ryan, you be Jesus.”
 Puppy Dog Pancakes
I found this recipe on the Taste of Home website: 

Puppy Dog Pancakes

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
2 drops strawberry syrup
8 semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another large bowl, whisk the egg, buttermilk and butter. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Place 2/3 cup of batter in a small bowl; stir in chocolate syrup. Place 1 teaspoon of batter in another bowl; stir in strawberry syrup.
  • For puppy ears, pour eight 1 tablespoonfuls of chocolate batter onto a lightly greased large hot griddle. For muzzle and eyes, spoon eight 1 teaspoonfuls and eight 1/4 teaspoonfuls of chocolate batter onto the griddle. For tongues, spoon four 1/8 teaspoonfuls of pink batter onto the griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes; cook until the second side is golden brown.
  • To assemble, arrange ears, eyes, muzzle and tongue on plain pancakes; top eyes with chocolate chips. Yield: 4 puppy dog pancakes.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 224 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 483 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.



LDH said...

Cute pancake and funny story. I have a feeling I might hear the same response around my table on occasion ;)

Zuzu said...

Oh my gosh, that is such a sweet story!!! I wish I had little ones near to make pancakes for! :)

Enjoy this beautiful day, Laurie!