Monday, July 15, 2013

Kidding Around: Pancakes

Day 12 of our Kidding Around class was about pancakes.  Our instructor, Tami, suggested we make pancakes with a fun mix-in and then write about it.  Trevor and I raided the pantry, refrigerator, and freezer looking for interesting things to put in pancakes.  Eventually, we (Trevor) chose 8 items: mixed berries, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, sprinkles (yellow and red), Andes Mint baking chips, and food color (red and blue).  

We made a large batch of pancake batter and divided it up.  One by one, we added each item to the batter and then poured it on the griddle. It was fascinating to see how the various mix-ins affected the texture, baking time, and thickness of the completed pancake.  When we were done with the pancakes, we put one of each type on each of our plates.



In case it's not obvious...



Of course, we turned this into a taste test.  As we tried each pancake, we discussed its characteristics and judged its merits.  Then we made a chart where we each ranked the cupcakes from best (#1) to worst (#8).

 


When we were done, we headed upstairs to work on our journals.  We each punched eight circles from watercolor paper and used watercolor pencils to mimic the look of each pancake.  Trevor has only worked with watercolor pencils a handful of times before, so it was fun for him to use a different medium.  When they were dry, we glued them into our journal.  Trevor glued our scorecard into the facing page of his. 
 
I liked the idea of having the scorecard in my journal, so I recreated it on my page.  

 

As I'm sure you can tell, we are having a GREAT time with this class!

10 comments:

  1. Yummmmmmmmmmmmm!!! This is a project I would HAVE loved to be in on!! :)

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  2. How fun. Educational and tasty too. Love the journal pages!

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  3. What a fun class! I love this one so much! I want to come to your house!! Oh, and I love both your art journal pages, too!

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  4. This is soooo cute! :) Love how you incorporate teaching into everything, so awesome!

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  5. Yummmy!!!!!!
    I love mixing different ingredients into our pancakes too!
    Last one I tried was mashed bananas...it tasted good but the texture was a little weird and I couldn't get past that enough to want to do it again.

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    1. Yeah, I've had banana pancakes before. Not nearly as good as banana bread.

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  6. Hmmm... I would've thought that the mint pancakes would've ranked higher.

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    1. The ranking is best (#1) to worst (#8). So, mint was my top choice and Trevor's second choice.

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  7. Oh my. This would have been something I would have enjoyed doing the taste test! Love how you guys document your "adventures"!

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  8. How fun! What a great experiment. I love chocolate chip pancakes :)

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