I’m not a parent but constantly hear of parenting woes specially when it comes to kids and food. My nephew at a tender age of 6 seems to have extremely strong opinions on food and catering to his whims and fancies and be exhausting. To try and create food that he might enjoy specially when it comes to food for his school Tiffin box, is not my area of expertise but when I came across these adorable little cookie cutters I thought I might experiment. The cookie cuts came free with a recent Big Basket purchase of Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam ( it’s also available with the Kissan Tomato Ketchup ) and I decided to put them and the jam to good use and impress my nephew. I’m not much of a baker and considering these are plastic cutters and not those ugly boring steel ones, I can’t really toss them into the oven. I used them with a simple breakfast recipe which honestly, I end up eating as a snack as well. It’s extremely simple and you can make the batter before hand and store it in the refrigerator till you need to use it. These work really well as a snack for kids and these little sandwiches are a great choice for their Tiffin boxes as well since they’re easy to eat as well. Thankfully my nephew was thrilled with these so I know they’re a hit! The cutters make it look more attractive and the jam adds its sweet touch. This is my version of cookie cutter pancakes. Hope you enjoy this one.
3/4 cup or 6 oz Flour
50 grams Butter
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 cup or 9 oz Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
50 grams Sugar
Pinch of Salt
Butter to grease the pan
Kissan Fruit Jam
In a bowl mix the eggs and sugar together.
To this mixture add the melted butter and mix well.
To this add the flour, baking soda, salt and vanilla extract and mix well. It will be lumpy so don’t panic, start to add the milk bit by bit and keep mixing.
You should now have a smooth pancake batter. It takes a little time so keep mixing to get rid of lumps or as many as possible till you get a smoother batter.
In a skillet or flat pan, add some butter to grease the pan and gently pour in a spoonful of the batter. Just pour it in once and let it spread out and cook slowly. It will start to form small bubbles which means its firm and cooked. Keep in mind just a spoonful is enough as these are small pancakes just big enough to use the cookie cutters.
Flip it over and cook on the other side. You can keep flipping them to brown them evenly on both sides but be careful you don’t burn them.
Once cooked remove and place it on a cutting board and with a cutter of your choice, cut out a shape.
Smear a generous heap full of jam and serve. You can also sandwich two pancakes together. These sandwiches are great as you can re heat if needed and work as a snack, breakfast item or even party treat!
With the left over pancake cut out, don’t waste them they are delicious and perfectly edible just like your cut out shape so drizzle with honey or just smear more jam over them and enjoy!
Disclaimer : This post was done in association with Kissan. The offer is exclusively on Big Basket for the entire month of August and the cutters come free with either a bottle of their Fruit Jam or Tomato Ketchup. For more info click here