Famous Mouse Pancakes
Famous Mouse Pancakes honor a little mouse known and loved the world over. Serve with warmed syrup, favorite jams, melted butter and powdered sugar.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup sliced, hulled and rinsed strawberries
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In another bowl, lightly beat the eggs, buttermilk, milk, and melted butter. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients all at once, stirring just to blend; the batter should be slightly lumpy.
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle or heavy skillet over medium-high heat (375°F (190°C) on an electric griddle). Pour enough batter onto the griddle to make a normal-sized pancake (about 1/4 cup); immediately ladle 2 more tiny circles of batter so that they attach themselves to the first pancake to make mouse ears.
- When bubbles cover the surface of the pancakes and their undersides are lightly browned, turn them over and cook about 2 minutes more, until the other sides are browned. Before serving, place raisins on each pancake to make the eyes and nose and a strawberry slice for the mouth.
Makes 4 servings.