Pancakes are always a treat for breakfast, and they're even more fun to eat when cooked in whimsically shaped molds. For instructions on using pancake molds, please click on the tip at left.
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 2 Tbs. sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 to 2 Tbs. vegetable oil or nonstick cooking spray
- Maple syrup for serving
Heat a griddle over medium-high heat until a few drops of water flicked onto the surface skitter across it. Lightly grease the griddle and the inside surface of the pancake molds with vegetable oil, or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set the molds on the griddle and heat until hot.
Pour about 1/3 cup of the batter into each mold. Cook until bubbles form on top and the batter is set, about 2 minutes. Remove the molds and, using a spatula, flip the pancakes. Cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 minutes more. Keep warm until all the pancakes are cooked.
Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more oil to the griddle as needed. Serve with maple syrup.