Week 31 - Animal Pancakes and Kookie Kat Sundaes

Since I was spending time with my niece and nephew, Caleb and Julia, for quite a few days, we had time to test two cookbooks from my collection. This time we chose two recipes from "Betty Crocker's New Boys and Girls Cookbook", published in 1965. The recipes were very easy, so we chose two different ones from this book.

 1965s "Betty Crocker's New Boys and Girls Cookbook"

1965s "Betty Crocker's New Boys and Girls Cookbook"

 The recipe for Kookie Kat Sundaes

The recipe for Kookie Kat Sundaes

We went blueberry picking earlier in the week, so wanted to make something with them.  So the first recipe we chose was for Animal Pancakes, which were regular pancakes poured into animal shapes.  The recipe called for Bisquick pancake mix, but since we didn't have that we made the pancake batter from scratch. The kids helped out by pouring and mixing the ingredients.  We used our fresh-picked blueberries, but Julia doesn't like blueberries, so we left hers plain. We did add rainbow sprinkles to the pancakes because who doesn't like sprinkles!

 Caleb pouring in the milk

Caleb pouring in the milk

 Julia mixing the batter

Julia mixing the batter

I was in charge of making the pancakes themselves.  Julia chose a bunny shape which was pretty easy. The main body of the bunny was poured straight out of the bowl and the smaller details were made with a spoon.  Caleb initially chose a giraffe, but once the batter was poured, it started to look more like a dinosaur, so we went with that, which he was fine with.  Julia insisted that my dad also have an animal pancake, so he got a turtle.

 Julia's bunny pancake

Julia's bunny pancake

 Caleb's dino pancake

Caleb's dino pancake

 Dad's turtle pancake.

Dad's turtle pancake.

The pancakes came out pretty good and were fairly easy to shape. They were a bit more difficult to flip over, so my mom had to help with a second spatula to make sure they didn't break.  Best of all, they were a big hit with the kids.

 
 Julia enjoying her pancake

Julia enjoying her pancake

 Caleb making short work of his dino pancake

Caleb making short work of his dino pancake

 

The second recipe we made from this book were Kookie Kat Sundaes.  These consisted of a scoop of ice cream with M&Ms for eyes and a nose and cookie ears.  We used Milano cookies for the ears and added some chocolate syrup hair, a whipped cream hat with a cherry on top.  These were such a big hit that we had them three times that week.  Julia's review was "This is the best dessert ever!"

 
 One of the final Kookie Kat Sundaes

One of the final Kookie Kat Sundaes

 Julia and Caleb enjoying their sundaes

Julia and Caleb enjoying their sundaes

 

Both recipes were extremely easy to make, very quick and a huge hit. 

 Julia's finished and plated bunny pancake.

Julia's finished and plated bunny pancake.

Week 31 Roundup

Cookbook: "Betty Crocker's New Boys and Girls Cookbook", published in 1965

Recipe: Animal Pancakes and Kookie Kat Sundaes

Difficulty: Very easy

Alterations: We made pancake batter from scratch rather than from a mix and added rainbow sprinkles and blueberries.

Results: This got excellent reviews from Caleb and Julia/p>

Make Again: The sundae has already been made multiple times and I may just make all my pancakes into animal shapes from now on.