Lace Heart Pancakes

These thin delicate pancakes are deliciously elegant. Make them for a Valentine's brunch and you'll be hooked.
Lace Heart Pancakes

These pancakes are a bit thinner than standard stack pancakes and a little thicker than french crepes – they’re so good!

To transform this everyday breakfast food all you need is a squeeze bottle! Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be using this trick for brunches, birthdays and special breakfasts.

  1. In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar and salt together.  Add the milk and whisk it into the dry ingredients so that there are no lumps of flour.
  2. Once the mixture is combined add the melted butter (it doesn’t have to be cool, but make sure the butter is no longer hot) and the vanilla extract. Stir together and add the eggs. Whisk vigorously for a few seconds. Make sure there are no clumps that could clog the tip of the bottle.
  3. Pour the pancake batter into a squeeze bottle.
  4. Heat a skillet or large pan, once your pan is hot add a pat of butter or non-stick spray.
  5. Use the squeeze bottle to make a heart shape on the hot pan. Fill in the heart with some swirls and a lace pattern. Make sure all the thinner pieces of the design are connected to the border of the heart, so that it stays in one piece when flipped. Play around and make any shape or doodle you want, once you’re comfortable with the squeeze bottle, try writing words!
  6. When your design is done, continue like a regular pancake. It will take about 2-3 minutes to cook on the first side and then another minute or so when flipped.