One of the things that's fun about pancakes is that you can make them into any shape you want.
The kids requested pancakes this morning, so I was trying to think of something to make it go with General Conference. And I came up with these...
So I know you're probably thinking it's a little weird to make them in the shape of ties...and it is...but I couldn't think of anything else...and the kids were super excited to eat them.
Should you want to make your own...I'll give you a few tips.
We were given this pancake pen as a gift a while ago, and it works great. You don't need a pancake pen though...you can also use a condiment bottle (like for ketchup...about $1 at Wal-Mart) and just cut the hole bigger.
It turns out the mini-chocolate chips and the colored sugar worked the best as tie decorations. When using the sugar it worked best to pour it gently out rather than to sprinkle it through the holes. The other kind sprinkles, just kind of made an oozy mess.
The most delicious variation (and messiest on the griddle) was the mini-chocolate chip and banana spotted tie.
If you're not familiar with General Conference or the LDS faith (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or commonly called Mormons), we believe in living prophets and apostles, just as in Christ's day. We believe that there is a prophet on the earth today. Twice a year during General Conference which is held in Utah and broadcast throughout the world, we get to see and hear our prophet (Thomas S. Monson) and other church leaders speak to us and inspire us to live better, more Christ-centered lives. If you're curious about the LDS faith, tuning in to General Conference is a great way to learn more.