Simone (aka Punkee) announced that it was Shark Day. I gave her a quizzical look and asked, “For real?” To which she said, “It is now…”
So, Shark Day it was. I was not going to argue since sharks are my ultimate favorite animal in the entire universe.
We made shark pancakes, wore whatever sharky, oceany type stuff we could find in our closets, flipped through my ocean books, watched a documentary on sharks, and sang “Baby Shark” to Stella (aka Seastar).
I wanted to share this quick pancake tutorial, just because they’re so easy and they turned out SO cute… don’t let them fool you though. They may be goofy-looking but they’ll bite! So you might as well devour them before they devour you… with ridiculous cuteness.
Materials: (click on the highlighted links to take you to an example)
- shark cookie cutter
- candy eyes (these are leftover eyes from my Doughnut Monsters post)
- honey or syrup to drizzle
For the pancakes:
- 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 3.5 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 egg
- mini chocolate chips or m&ms
(Note: This is the original recipe that I’ve had for years. I have learned to use less milk for thicker pancakes, or add a tbsp of flax and/or wheat germ for a little more healthy additions. If you find that your batter is too watery, add a dash more flour until it’s to your liking – or add more flax powder. This is such a basic recipe that you can easily bend it to your will!)
Now we make our pancake potion to invoke the shark spirit on Shark Day!