May the Force Be With You

23 Sep

These are not the nerdy pancakes you’re looking for. *Insert awesome mind-controlling Jedi hand waving motion here* But actually, I think they are. Williams-Sonoma, in yet another stroke of brilliance, released these absurdly excellent pancake molds. So now you can eat Yoda’s head for breakfast after you drown him in syrup and butter. This is BEYOND AWESOME, as eating a tasty carbohydrate version of Yoda’s head was most certainly a personal life goal of most of the U.S. population.

 Star Wars Pancakes, by Williams-Sonoma

2 eggs
2 cups flour, sifted
3 Tbs. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups buttermilk
4 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Step 1: Beat the eggs with a whisk until frothy.

Step 2: Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla, and stir just until the batter is smooth.

Step 3: Heat a griddle over medium until water droplets will skitter across it (this is prime pancake cooking heat, people!).  Next, lightly grease the griddle and your AWESOME pancake molds with cooking spray. Do not skimp on the pam here. Otherwise you will get a deformed Yoda, and that is just the WORST. Just don’t spray the pam wildly over the floor – then your floor will get slippery and either one of two things will happen 1) Your dad/roommates/significant other will yell at you for getting pam on the floor 2) You will inadvertently kill either your dad/roommate/significant other by creating a highly slippery floor for them to, well, slip on.

Step 4: Anywayyyy, set the molds with the the handles up and pour about 1/3 cup of batter into the molds. Spread the batter out in the molds using a butter knife and all the artistic skills you can muster. Cook until bubbles form and the batter is set. Then, remove the molds, flip over, and cook to desired doneness.

     Pre and Post Flip

Step 5: Gobble up with butter and syrup!

The complete lineup – apologies for the rather demonic Yoda…

2 Responses to “May the Force Be With You”


  1. Maybe We Should Eat Some Real Food « Things My Roommate Makes - September 27, 2011

    […] food. By which I mean food that might constitute part of a full and balanced diet. Obviously, those Star Wars pancakes existed in time and space before I ate them. This real food is often salad or microwaved yams or […]

  2. Cornmeal Griddle Cakes « Things My Roommate Makes - March 14, 2012

    […] dig pancakes. Even when they aren’t pumpkin flavored or shaped like Yoda’s head, they are a breakfast treat to get excited about. This is not simply because they often serve as a […]

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