Since we will be at my Father in Law’s house for Father’s Day Breakfast this year, there will be no cooking in my house, and so Father’s Day breakfast came a few days early this year.
Now, we don’t eat pancakes too often, but when I saw a similar image of father’s day pancakes shaped like a man’s necktie, I knew I just had to try and make them. I’m weird like that. And, yes, I know it.
But stuff like this makes me happy. It’s like therapy to me. And so, I made pancake ties. Lots of them. And then, my happy husband strolled into the kitchen when they were finished cooking and he ate some.
My daughter made some Mickey Mouse pancakes (not pictured)…Disney anyone?
Unfortunately, I don’t have step-by-step photos, but they are surprisingly easy to make, depending on how much you like to draw.
You will need a squeeze bottle that looks like this. And of course, pancake batter. The bottle top/nib should be cut to allow for a 1/4-inch opening.
Make your batter, heat a non-stick griddle pan (I used an electric one, not the one shown in the photo). Fill your squeeze bottle with pancake batter and carefully outline both the upper (ie, the knot) and lower portion of the necktie but DO NOT fill in the outline just yet!
Let the necktie “outline” cook for about 30 seconds (depending on your heat level) and then fill the rest of the necktie in with batter, again using the squeeze bottle. A few minutes later, when you see bubble forming over the top of the pancake, carefully flip it over.
Don’t make these too big/long as they will be hard/impossible to flip!
Mine were about 7 to 8 inches in length.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons oil
- pancake syrup, butter for serving
- squeeze bottle with a ¼-inch opening to form the pancakes
- Preheat pancake griddle to 375 degrees or over medium to medium-high heat.
- Combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt)
- In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredient together (egg, milk, vanilla, oil)
- Pour wet into dry ingredients and mix only until combined; batter should be slightly lumpy
- Form necktie outline on the preheated non-stick griddle (the pancakes should be no larger than 7 or 8 inches tall) by piping the outline of the necktie knot followed by the rest of the tie outline.
- Let that cook for about 30 seconds, and then fill the necktie in with more batter
- Cook until bubbles form on top
- Flip over and continue cooking until golden
- Serve immediately with butter and syrup.
Here are some of my other favorite ideas for Father’s Day (click on the photos for the recipe)….
Farmer’s Breakfast Casserole
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Turkey Sloppy Joe’s
Citrus Glazed, Cedar-planked Salmon
Savannah Red Rice
Roasted red beet and goat cheese salad