My sister gave me some moose pancake/egg moulds for this past Christmas. The package was lost in the post for a while, but it was great to have another gift to open later and keep the celebrations going!
A couple of weeks ago I read an article in the Regina Leader Post online about a moose that had wandered into the city and caused delays at the airport and a scene further into the city when the emergency services appeared to round it up and transport it back to safety. This triggered my memory that I still had these wonderful moulds in the cupboard. What better time to get them out and give them a go?
I used Mom’s pancake recipe:
1½ Cups Flour
2½ tsp Baking powder
¾ tbsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
¾ pint milk (aprox, or more to make a thin batter but not too thin)
3 tbsp butter or margarine, melted (but mom doesn’t use this)
1) Mix dry ingredients
2) Beat egg, add milk and butter in separate bowl
3) Add liquids to dry ingredients, mix only until almost smooth
4) Cook on hot, lightly greased frying pan or griddle,
Turn only once after bubbling has ceased.
Note: To test heat, sprinkle drops of cold water on griddle, they dance about when hot enough.
I really miss my old hand-me-down electric frying pan.
I just can’t seem to get nice golden pancakes on this gas stove. But moose are dark brown anyway, aren’t they?
I had a think about how we could spruce up this moose. I used some leafy celery for trees. We currently had a fresh pineapple in the house for another project so we had Daddy slice it up and I used my cutters from Kyoto to make some stars and flowers from the pineapple.
I used dried cranberries for the centre of the flowers and the nose.
Raisins for eyes, and a little piece of black licorice for a mouth. Now we had a moose!
And he was tasty, too!