Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Science For Breakfast

This morning cried out for pancakes and bacon.  It happens.  The kids love to help cook and bake so I had Gabe pull up a chair and help put all the ingredients together.  We talked about what was going in the bowl, counted cups and teaspoons, and Gabe gave a sniff test to everything added. He declared that flour smells "dewishous." When the griddle was hot enough I poured on the batter, we watched the bubbles and talked about irreversible change.  Not your typical breakfast conversation, I know.  We can thank Sid the Science Kid for this one.  They watched the "perfect pancake" episode while I finished up cooking and plating. They ate applesauce with their pancakes though we didn't make our own like they do in the show.  That's for next time.

Old Fashion Pancakes

3/4 cup (each) white and whole wheat flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1 1/3 cup milk
1 egg
3 Tbsp applesauce
1 Tbsp veg oil
1/2 tsp vanilla

Whisk dry ingredients together then add wet, whisking until well combined.  Pour 1/4 cup on griddle set at med-low heat, cooking until edges set and bubbles pop without refilling. Flip and cook another 45 seconds - 1 minute until browned.  Yields approx 12 pancakes.


Jamie said...

Wow what a great breakfast lesson!!

Jen said...

I agree. All science lessons should taste so "dewishous"!

Carrie & Andrew Rogers said...

I wish I had just a quarter of your ambition on planning...