Happy Independence Day, y’all! I really wanted to make a few more festive dishes to celebrate the 4th of July this year, but we have been so busy this past month that I just didn’t have time to put anything together that was too involved. Last night, I had this idea for pancakes whirling in my head, and although my original design didn’t turn out, I thought these ended up cute, instead. Originally, I wanted the blue pancake to have a red firework in the center, but I didn’t take into account that the griddle would brown it and cover up the firework. So, I just used my favorite buttermilk pancake recipe, separated the batter into two and dyed one red and one blue (just a drop or two of food coloring, no worries!). Topped with whipped cream and sprinkles, how can you NOT think of firecrackers!
We are having these tomorrow morning with our friends next door before we head out to another friends’ house to barbecue and responsibly light our own firecrackers. What are you doing to celebrate?
UPDATE 7/7/12: When I made these the 4th of July morning, I also stirred some mini chocolate chips into the batter. YUM!