Happy Valentine's Day to you all! We've been celebrating all week with heart art, a couple of failed attempts at heart shaped cookie making and then Smokey Sunday rolled around which turned out to be the coup de grace with a stellar stack of heart-shaped pancakes. I read on some famous blog somewhere a couple of years ago (can anyone remember?) about a technique to make shaped pancakes and, finally, I gave it a whirl. Well, more like a squirt.
The original tutorial calls for a squirt bottle which you use to drizzle the pancake batter into whatever shape you want and then once that outline sets in a bit, you dollap the rest of the batter to fill in the middle. I don't have a squirt bottle but I do have a cake decorator (he works alongside my interior designer - kidding) and I poured the batter in that there tube and squeezed it on.
For new readers, every Sunday is Smokey Sunday in parts because we whip up a pancake feast some sort of pig product. One of which makes the whole house smoke up. This results in pretty sunbeams busting through the windows for the rest of the day making the house seem extra biblical on this glorious day of rest.
Here we go, I have a little surprise for you. My first attempt at a video blog post ~ or vlog, if you will. Ugh! I'm having a heart palpitation from the oncoming stage fright from sharing this nerdy side of myself. Just going to hit 'publish' now and see what happens. Off to enjoy a glass of wine now to take the edge off. Enjoy!