National pancakes day is here. What a great excuse to have everyone in the kitchen. With your table full of books. Breakfast, lunch or dinner is a great time to invite everyone into the kitchen to help prepare the pancakes. Let your children help make pancakes their own way with “mysterious ingredients.” Adults, pour basic batter on the griddle, and then children add their own mystery ingredient on top. (Ideas below.)
10 family pancake books:
Marsupial Sue Presents "The Runaway Pancake": Book and CD by John Lithgow and Jack E. Davis
If You Give a Pig a Pancake Big Book (If You Give...) by Laura Joffe Numeroff and Felicia Bond
Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie DePaola
Curious George Makes Pancakes by Margaret Rey and H. A. Rey
Mama Panya's Pancakes by Mary Chamberlin, Rich Chamberlin, and Julia Cairns
Pancakes, Pancakes! by Eric Carle
Pancakes For Supper by Anne Isaacs and Mark Teague
Mr Wolf's Pancakes (Mr. Wolf Books) by Jan Fearnley and Nigel Planer
Pancakes, Crackers and Pizza: A Book of Shapes (Rookie Readers) by Marjorie Eberts and Margaret Gisler
Hey, Pancakes! by Tamson Weston and Stephen Gammell
Family Pancake Ideas:
2 cups Pancake and Baking Mix
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 ¼ cups fat-free milk
Stir ingredients until blended.
Pour ¼ cupful onto a hot greased griddle
Cook until bubbles break on surface.
Turn; cook until golden
- Give your pancakes the airy texture of soufflés and meringues by beating egg whites. You can do this with any pancake recipe.
- Beat the egg whites, an electric beater works best, until stiff peaks form, then gently fold the beaten whites into the batter and cook the pancakes immediately.
- Replace some or all of the liquid in your recipe with sparkling cider or ginger ale. Add the carbonation until just before you're ready to pour the pancake batter on the griddle.
Add a little something extra to your pancakes. Sprinkle chocolate chips, granola, vanilla, cinnamon or bits of fruit over the batter after you have ladled it onto your pan. Or for a special pancake stir applesauce in your batter.
Rhonda Cratty includes her experiences of 30 years of public school teaching, raising children of her own, and articles written for on-line and hard copy publications -within the pages of Learning at home. Learning at home can be purchased in print or eBook form through Amazon.com. https://www.createspace.com/4605718 http://www.amazon.com/dp/1494917203
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