In England, there is even a tradition of pancake races, reaching all the way back to the 12th century. Participants race with their skillets, flipping their pancakes as they go, in honor of a house wife who legend has it was so busy making pancakes that she was late for church. She raced to the chapel with her frying pan in her hand.
Well we aren't the type to pass up a holiday here, and certainly not a holiday focused on pancakes. See mom is a pancake fiend. In college when other students where stock piling beer money, mom was saving up for her Sunday pancake feast at The Original Pancake House in Auburn New York.
We say why should mom have all the fun! Pancakes for pups sounded pretty good to us. Usually mom tries to avoid grains in our food and its a little hard to eliminate grains from pancakes but she decided that as long as it was just a bit and if she loaded them up with some healthy fruits and veggies then pancakes would be OK.
|Thinking about Pawcakes makes Tubby's tongue do this!|
Pear and Carrot Pawcakes
2 cups Arrowhead Mills Multigrain Pancake Mix
2 pears diced
2 carrots diced
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 to 1 cup of milk.
Measure the pancake mix into a large bowl. Using the food processor grind the pears and carrots to mushy paste and this to the pancake mix. Stir in the eggs and then the milk. Add enough milk to make good consistency. Heat about 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Drop the batter by tablespoons into the skillet and fry about 2 min until bubbles form, then flip and cook one minute more. Repeat with the remaining batter. Cool and serve as a kibble topper.
Note: This makes a ton of pawcakes (remember there are five of us) so you may want to half the recipe.
|Our kibble topped of with Pawcakes|
|"Are they ready yet?"|
The peeps got to eat to so......For the humans:
Dutch Baby (Oven Pancake) with Strawberries
4 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup half and half
2 tbsp melted butter
juice of 1 lemon
1 pint of strawberries, sliced
Preheat oven to 425 and melt 4tbsp of butter in a cast iron skillet over low heat. Meanwhile, combine the eggs, flour, and half and half in a blender. Take the skillet off the heat and pour the batter in. Put the skillet in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and top immediately with the melted butter and lemon juice. Serve with powdered sugar and strawberries on the side.
Oh and Norbert update: His bloodwork was good. My wonderful vet got it back the same day. We will know about his urine test soon.