Start with whatever box of pancake mix you usually use and add slightly
less water to the mix than the box calls for. The goal is to have a somewhat
thicker batter than usual so the dreidels will kind of hold their shapes.
(instead of using the "loc" part) to create a kind of pastry bag in order to pipe
the batter onto the frying pan. Once the frying pan was hot, cut off the
smallest, tiniest piece of plastic from the edge to create a point for the
batter to flow through.
Carefully (and quickly, because the pan is hot and your wrist will get very
warm very fast) pipe the outline of a dreidel and fill it in. I was able to fit
three dreidel pancakes into the pan at a time. Also, and here's a biggie and
something that I learned the hard way - if you are wearing a bracelet or a ring
on your piping hand, take them off before you start. Metals get super-hot super
-fast and I'm telling you, a hot bracelet hurts.
Flip the pancakes when they start to bubble, let them cook another thirty
seconds or so and remove from the frying pan. Start the whole piping process
over again until all the batter is used up.
This was a very easy and simple way to make my kids smile - and it took
maybe five minutes more to make the pancakes this way instead of the regular way
of pouring the batter into the pan with a cup.
Cute and yummy. And your husband will be impressed too. I mean he'll be impressed with
the shape of the pancakes, not with the fact that there are pancakes for dinner...