Saturday, February 24, 2007

Panscakes For Breakfast

Surprise your Oscar loving boyfriend /girlfriend / spouse / trick on Oscar morning with a delicious breakfast of Panscakes!


You're allowed to eat carbs on holidays.

Here's how you make them. Get some pancake batter (that's easy -- I'm not typing up any recipe). Keep your griddle on medium --if it's too low your batter will just spread and you won't get good shapes. If it's too hot it'll cook too quickly as you're trying to make shapes. Pour the base face first like you're making a normal pancake ...only smaller. Then pour the horns quickly and carefully. It requires some pretty expert wrist action so practice... (whip up extra batter)

For the tuft of hair and the beard I used coconut. You could also stick a knife in peanut butter and draw them on. If you find a way to make those spirally things above the raisin eyes, it'd be a pretty unmistakable Pan on your Panscake. That detail was too much for me.


The hand with the eye (courtesy of that grotesque Pale Man) is easier to make but harder to flip.

Start again with a tiny base pancake for the palm. Pour very tiny amounts of batter lengthwise so that the fingers will be all spindly. It looks freakier if you allow for mistakes. With Panscakes, the freakier the better. If you can find something bigger or more appropriate for the eye than the raisins I'm using here, more power to you. I had limited supplies in the kitchen.

Your breakfast recipient will think you are the coolest person they ever woke up with on Oscar morning. Either that or they'll run screaming at your complete and total transformation into über film nerd. [The Film Experience™ is not responsible for any loss of romance that may occur as a result. -editor]

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

i dont like pancakes anymore..i hated that movie too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

adam k. said...

Does anyone know what network other than IFC the Spirit awards will be shown on? I want to watch them.

Anon in Yorkshire said...

Carefully poured dark maple syrup would solve the spirals problem. Sinks in readily for that tatooed on look. Use a teaspoon and go slow.

WickedScorp said...

Brilliant.

SusanP said...

Awww, ty for the breakfast ideas... that was great :)

Neil said...

That is awesome.

Now if only you could make one that looked like Ken Watanabe...

Nick Davis said...

You really are some kind of crazy pop genius. These are great.

For those of us bound to fuck up our Panscakes, we can say that they are representing the face of that guy who gets hit by the bottle.

Clara said...

I love this!

Reuven Roslyn said...

hehe this is like a cinemaphile's passover feast.

Ali said...

Heh, how clever Nathaniel! I can't believe you were able to do that just on instinct. I would never be able to pull that off by myself.

Adam, do you get AMC? That's the channel that is playing the Spirit Awards for me.

hahrens said...

Hey, Nathaniel! I'm looking for a clip presented at the 71st Academy Awards (1999), which was a montage of images of several great pictures, not only Oscar winners, but many many films, including foreign films. I remember it ended with the last scene of CASABLANCA. The clip had musics from the nominated films of that year (Saving Private Ryan, Life is Beautiful...). If you can help me to find it in the internet, thank you very much.

Russ said...

Very cute, Nathaniel!

Kamikaze Camel said...

teehee. Theyre wonderful. I may actually make them tomorrow.

Alex Billington said...

Holy crap awesome! Man... this really makes me want some pancakes. I think I'm going to make some Pan's-cakes this morning! And hope it wins woohoo! Go Guillermo!