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Dr. Seuss Pancakes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of baking powder
  • 3 heaping Tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups of milk 
  • 3/4 cup of oil
  • 2 eggs - beaten
  • Red food coloring gel
  • black food coloring gel
  • Blue icing - (store-bought works fine - just melt in the microwave for a few seconds)
  • Whipped cream

Stabilized Whipped Cream

  • 3 Tablespoons of cream cheese - softened
  • 8 ounces of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, break the eggs, and beat them with a whisk until they're light lemon yellow, and fluffy.  Add the milk, and stir. 
  • Add the oil, salt, and sugar, and whisk together. 
  • Add the flour and baking powder, and whisk together just until ingredients are mixed. (Batter may be a little lumpy, but that's okay) 
  • Divide batter equally in three bowls. In one bowl, add 1/4 teaspoon of red food coloring gel, and stir to blend.  If the color is not bright enough, add more food coloring, a little at a time until the desired color is achieved. 
  • In another bowl, add 1/4 teaspoon of black food coloring, and stir to blend.  If the batter is not dark enough, add more food coloring gel until the desired color is achieved.  In the third bowl, just leave the batter the original color.
  • Heat an electric griddle until butter melts and sizzles.  With the heat on a medium setting, drop the batter for the red pancakes with a ladle, and cook until golden brown. Drop the batter for the black pancakes with a small ladle, or small measuring cup. 
  • Drop the batter for the white pancakes, and cook until golden brown.   Flip the pancakes with a pancake turner, and remove to a plate to serve, alternating the red, black and white pancakes.
  • Continue this step, until all pancakes have been cooked.  When all pancakes have been cooked and plated, serve with a dollop of whipped cream on top, and drizzle blue icing from the top down the sides. (see photo)  Enjoy!

How to Make Whipped Cream

  • In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, cream the cream cheese with 2 Tablespoons of cream, until smooth. 
  • Scrape down sides of mixing bowl, and mix on high until stiff peaks form.  Turn off the mixer, and place it in the refrigerator until time to use.