Recipes for Valentine's Day
|Makes 12 four-inch flour pancakes|
|The perfect breakfast treat for your loved ones.|
|1||cup all-purpose flour
|2||tablespoons sugar |
|2||teaspoons baking powder
|1/2||teaspoon salt |
|1||large egg, lightly
|1||cup milk |
|2||tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
and cooled slightly, plus 1 tablespoon for griddle |
| ||1. Preheat griddle to 375º, or heat
griddle pan over medium-high heat. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Add egg, milk, and 2 tablespoons
melted butter; whisk to combine. Batter should have small to medium lumps. |
| ||2. Preheat oven to 175º. Test griddle by sprinkling with a few drops of water. If water
bounces and spatters, it is hot enough. With paper towel, brush 1/2 teaspoon butter onto griddle. Wipe off excess. |
| ||3. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch plain round tip
with batter; twist end of bag, and secure with rubber band. Working in batches, pipe heart shapes, drawing V of batter in
center of hearts to fill, on heated griddle. When pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around the edges, about
2 minutes, flip over. Cook until golden on the bottom, about 1 minute. |
| ||4. Repeat with remaining batter, using 1/2 teaspoon butter on griddle for each batch, keeping
finished pancakes on a heat-proof plate in the oven until ready to serve.|
metal cookie cutters in heart shapes...
Add chocolate candies for a special SWEET TREAT!
for Valentine's Day
Heart Shaped Valentine Pizza
1 large Pizza shell; pre-baked
1/3 cup Pizza sauce
1/3 cup Mozzarella or Jack cheese; grated
large Shrimp; cooked
1 medium Red Bell Pepper
3 Pieces artichoke hearts; frozen and thawed, sliced
Trim the pizza shell(s) or foccacia bread into heart shape, place on pizza pan or baking sheet.
Spread pizza sauce on shell to near edge.
Sprinkle cheese over sauce, not quite to edge of sauce. Place shrimp,
in pairs, tails touching, to make hearts, on top of cheese. Do the same with some slices of red bell pepper, using the top,
where it curves, for the top of the heart. Put a few slices of artichoke heart here and there. drizzle a little olive oil
over top. Sprinkle with minced basil (optional).
Bake at 375 degrees until cheese melts and pizza is piping hot.
Serve hot. Serves: 2