These fun Unicorn Pancakes have been inspired by the current Unicorn food trend, and feature fluffy pancakes made using edible sprinkles to give them their colours. Topped with colourful cream and a horn made from a fruit and marshmallow kebab stick.
These fun Unicorn Pancakes are little bit of a treat for youngsters on Shrove Tuesday. Filled with multi coloured edible sprinkles and topped with lashings of cream and more colourful decorations, these pancakes are bound to be a hit with all Unicorn fans .
We love pancakes in our house, and when I informed my youngest boy that Shrove Tuesday was almost upon us he asked what that was. So I told him that it was pancake day, and he could not believe that there was a special day every year where you could eat pancakes.
Mind you, he is lucky as I make pancakes at least once a week for breakfast. Therefore, I guess this makes a pancake day less special to him than it was to me as a child. This is because Mum hated cooking pancakes, so to know I might get them one day each year was a highlight to look forward too I can tell you – LOL!
I like to make American style pancakes, as I find them easier to make quite honestly, but my OH prefers thinner crepe style ones like his Mum (and indeed my Mum did for me) use to make him growing up. Therefore, imagine his delight when I was recently invited to try out the The Breville VTP130 Traditional Crepe Maker, which is a large 12 inch non stick crêpe and pancake maker – like the ones you see at markets and in France.
I tried the crepe maker out on Sunday and made some thin crepes in minutes which everyone enjoyed , and making them was almost as much fun as eating them with this brilliant appliance. In fact I have made a little video demonstrating how it works
Isn’t it brilliant? It takes a bout 5 minutes to heat up, but then the pancakes are made in less than 2 minutes and although it takes a little practice making them into perfect circles on the crepe maker, it is fun trying and delicious sampling them too!
So today, I decided to go one step further and make something else. According to the manual that accompanies the crepe maker, you can make crêpes, pancakes, omelettes and blinis on it.
Now I have been following the so called Unicorn Food Trend that has hit Pinterest, social media and even This Morning recently, and wondered if I could make a pancake stack inspired by this. Of course I decided to give it a go. However, my Unicorn inspired pancake stack is by no means perfect, but I think it is fun and colourful and my boys thought it looked wonderful. The fruit kebab stick is meant to be its horn, well I wanted to add something healthy to it and it was the best horn I could come up with.
These are very easy to make, and I used an American style pancake recipe to ensure that the pancakes would be light and fluffy. I also used gluten free flour and I know that 2 of my edible sprinkles are GF, but the third was not so this is not quite a gluten free recipe, but very nearly. However, it goes to show that with the correct edible sprinkles, this can be enjoyed by those on a GF diet and to be honest those who are not too, as they tasted lovely.
The batter looked pretty as it was being made
I made my pancakes on the Breville Crepe maker, but if you do not have one then of course these can be made in a pan on a hob.
Once stacked, I decorated the pancakes with some squirty cream and lots more of the edible sprinkles and some edible glitter. A fruit kebab ‘horn’ was also added to make it more fitting of a unicorn.
Now I have to admit that photographing this was very tricky, because the cream started to slide off very quickly. However, if they are made immediately and eaten straight away, then it will to be a problem. After all, only food bloggers ahve to photograph everything they make.
Perfect for sharing with your loved ones – although only for very special occasions!
Here is the recipe for my Unicorn Pancakes
- Makes 7-8 pancakes :
- 3 eggs
- 140g gluten free flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 150ml milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- an assortment of edible sprinkles - I used multi coloured stars, pink and purple hundreds and thousands and gold polka dots
- squirty cream
- edible gold or silver glitter
- more of the edible sprinkles mentioned above
- 1 strawberry, 2 raspberries, 2 blueberries and 5 hearts shaped marshmallows
- Take two bowls and separate the egg yolk from the egg white, put the yolks in one of the bowls and the egg white in the other.
- Into the egg yolks, add the flour, vanilla extract, baking powder and milk and beat well to make a smooth batter
- Then whisk the eggs until they form stiff peaks
- Switch on your Breville Traditional Crepe Maker - it needs about 5 minutes to heat up - and move the dial to 4
- Using a metal spoon, carefully fold the egg whites into the batter - I did this in 3 lots.
- Then add some edible sprinkles of your choice and lightly fold into the mixture, trying not to ruin the bubbles you have created!
- Spray the crepe maker with a little Frylight (or rub it with a sheet of kitchen towel with a little oil on it)
- Once the green light on the crepe maker goes off, add a table spoon of batter into the centre of the appliance, and spread slightly with the back of there spoon to make a round
- Cook for approx 60-90 seconds on once side, then flip over and repeat on the other side.
- Repeat this until all of there mixture has been used.
- Meanwhile, using a cake pop stick make a fruit kebab using 2 marshmallow and the fruit ensuring that the strawberry is on there top - this is the Unicorn's horn
- Working quickly, squirt lots of cream onto the top of the pancake stack, stick the fruit kebab into the stack, and then cover with some more edible sprinkles, edible glitter spray and some marshmallows. You need to work quickly, as the cream slides off eventually!
- Serve with some extra fruit if you like and enjoy a fun treat this pancake day, or indeed any day!
- Stack the pancakes onto a serving plate.
Here is the inside of the Unicorn Pancake stack. It is a little messy from all the cream , but I wanted to show the colours inside the pancakes.
These were delicious, but obviously not something you would eat for breakfast unless it was a treat.
The Breville Crepe Maker was so easy and fun to use. My OH loves the thin crepes I can also make on it. I cannot wait to try making some blinis next.
I was sent a The Breville VTP130 Traditional Crepe Maker for the purpose of a review. The recipe idea is my own and it was my choice to make a video review.