Over the weekend, Lil A and Tiny M woke up all excited ready to watch Olympics. It was the theme of the summer camp they had been attending and were really into it. I had watched the opening ceremony the previous night and was feeling it too.
To get us all into the spirit, I decided to make some Olympic ring pancakes, at kids request. It meant a big batch of pancake batter and food color. It was such a hit. Usually there is a lot of talking, music requests etc. There was nothing. They were quiet, on their chairs, just eating. Lil A chose blue and green and Tiny M had the red and yellow pancakes. We had some too, with a nice cup of hot tea.
Try it with your kids, and have a fun morning.
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tspoons sugar
1 1/4 tspoons baking powder
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tspoons oil plus extra for the pan
1 pinch of salt
Food colors - few drops of green, red, yellow and blue. I left out brown, but you could just use chocolate or cocoa powder.
Mix the sugar, salt and baking powder into the flour and sift it all together. Lightly beat the egg and mix it into the flour. Then add the milk and add water till it becomes a smooth consistency. Add the oil and mix. It shouldn't be too runny or too thick, should flow nicely.
Divide the batter into 4 (or 5) bowls and add a few drops of food color and stir well.
Heat a pan (I had two going at the same time) and add a ladle of batter and a few drops of oil to prevent it from sticking. Once the bubbles form, turn it over and keep it for another minute or so.
Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup. Enjoy.