We decided that in 2019 – for no other purpose than to make Buddy feel included at Easter time – we would create a Buddy pancake for Shrove Tuesday, aka “Pancake Day”.
Having enlisted the help of some very competent pancake makers (aged 3 and 6), we got to work creating our masterpiece.
After studying the subject in great details (i.e. we looked at some photos of Buddy on Instagram), we mixed the batter that would shape Buddy. After making the first few pancakes, we started sculpting. Although we may not have made the shape to perfection, the two pancake makers were more than satisfied!
Decorating Buddy got a bit messy, but we made it in the end. Some ricotta cheese served as “glue” for our green spinach, yellow mango and purple Serrano ham.
And here you have it – our very own Buddy Pancake! Not only does he look like our favourite little yeast cell, but he was also surprisingly delicious! Well, for the grownups at least – the pancake makers drew the line at the thought of eating spinach!
We took the basic pancake recipe from here:
Apparently we are big pancake fans, as we multiplied this recipe by three and it was just right for a family of four!