We used to have pancake for our breakfast every weekend. But not so frequent anymore. Our kids do love pancake. Sometimes hb will add raisins to the pancake; sometimes we eat with peanut butter and jam; and sometimes we just eat the plain pancake by itself. And since pancake is selling so expensive outside (I cannot understand a simple food made with the cheapest ingredient with just flour, egg, milk, sugar and some butter can cost so much?), we hardly buy the pancake to eat. I still love the soft yummy pancake made by hb. :)
And when I come across this book from Net Galley, I could not resist not to request it. I have never expect it can be so much fun making pancake!
Title: OMG Pancakes!
SubTitle: 75 Cool Creations Your Kids Will Love
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Pub Date: 10/04/2011
Author: Jim Belosic
When Jim Belosic started making pancakes in unusual designs, he was just trying to earn some cool cred with his daughter, Allie. Little did he know how happy he’d make her—and the millions of fans who eagerly await his latest creations on the Internet.
Pancake unicorns, beehives, and even bridges, ferris wheels, and construction cranes have all risen to life through Jim’s artful use of squeeze bottles, tasty and nutritious coloring and flavor techniques, and fearless creativity. Now—with a little help from Jim—everyone can turn breakfast into art. Filled with delicious recipes, four-color photos, and step-by-step techniques, OMG Pancakes! will be devoured by families and crafty foodies alike.
Note: The images taken are from the uncorrected advance proof for reviewing purposes and author may make changes on the final printed book.
The book covers the tools required for making pancake.
Recipes for making standard pancake and other types of pancake, for example pumpkin pancakes, banana pancakes. It also tells the natural food coloring used for the pancake.
The author also shares the tips and tricks, on adding juice coloring to the batter, how to draw with the squeeze bottle, guidelines on cooking etc.
For each recipe, it shows the preparation needed, step-by-step how to create the pancake shape, and how to fit those pancakes into the plate for the intended shape.
The author has divided the recipes into 5 categories:
- Animals (Real and imagined), Insects, and Ocean Life (e.g. alligator, lion, caterpillar, crab)
- Pancake Food (e.g. bacon 'n' eggs, spaghetti, ice cream cone, hotdog)
- Holiday Themed Pancakes (e.g. pierced heart for Valentine's Day, Easter chick, ghost and pumpkin for Halloween)
- Activities and Adventure (e.g. kite, football, tic-tac-toe, wand)
- Just for Fun (e.g. balloons, earrings and bracelet, flower pot)
Additional info about the Author
Jim Belosic is an advertising and marketing specialist and founder of Belosic, ADG, a boutique advertising firm in Reno, Nevada, where he lives with his wife and two children.
- www.JimsPancakes.com has 25,000 Facebook fans and has received more than two million views there and on YouTube
- Jim and his pancakes have been featured on Rachel Ray
- The perfect gift for the winter holidays and Father’s Day
Note: Note: I receive the ARC of this book from the publisher via Net Gallery. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.