Last Thursday I was weeding through my email inbox when something caught my attention. A newsletter I subscribe to had a link for pancakes.
Here at casa de phillips, we *heart* pancakes (with the exception of Miss E. who only has eyes…and a stomach…for waffles) so any link with a mention of these tasty treats immediately gets my attention. When I saw the particular type of pancakes this newsletter was promoting I knew we must have them.
Here are the pancake molds said newsletter was telling me I must purchase that instant.
Yes, these are Star Wars pancake molds.
Casa de phillips has one adult male born in the 1970’s, thus he loves all things Star Wars. Casa de phillips also has one 4.5 year old little boy, whose father has shown him all three Star Wars movies.
Now he loves Star Wars.
The minute I saw that my favorite kitchen storewas carrying molds that would enable me to make Star Wars pancakes at home, I knew I must purchase them ASAP. I told the husband I was running an errand, kissed the children and raced to the nearest Williams Sonoma.
My two boys looked at me quizically when I arrived home, carting a large sack from a kitchen store and telling them I had a surprise for them inside the bag. Those looks of confusion changed quickly into joy when I pulled out the new Star Wars pancake molds.
A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach…especially when Darth Vader-shaped pancakes are involved.
Behold the molds:
I immediately set about whipping up my famous pancake batter. Then I transferred the mix into this special pancake bottle.If you have ever attempted to make pancakes from a mold, then you understand that this little bottle is a necessity.
Yoda, Darth Vader, and misc. storm tropper looked good as they sat cooking on my griddle.
Then I attempted to pull off the molds so I could flip the pancake.
This was what my pancake looked like:
I realized I forgot to spray my molds with non-stick cooking spray beforehand. Oops. I trashed the first batch, pulled out my Pam and started again.
The second time was successful. Sure there were a few Yoda’s with funny shaped ears and a storm trooper missing the bottom part of his face, but this little boy did not seem to mind one bit.