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Williams Sonoma Pancake Pen

Submitted by on January 14, 2011 – 9:52 pmNo Comment

Pouring Pancake Batter -- William Sonoma Pancake Pen

For Mother’s Day last year my Husband (at my request) bought me this little, handy gadget from Williams Sonoma called “The Pancake Pen”. I regularly make pancakes in huge batches for my children each weekend and put them in the freezer (mostly for my Son, he’s the pancake gobbler-upper). I tend to make silver dollar sized pancakes, as both children like to take 2 pancakes and sandwich them with some peanut butter in between and then dip them in syrup.  One child will eat 8-12 pancakes at a time this way, daily.  I usually make banana pancakes, but sometimes I get creative and use pumpkin or sweet potato puree. The children prefer banana. I’ve also experimented and used different types of flours (whole wheat (of course), buckwheat, barley, spelt, amaranth to name a few) and come up with a pancake that is healthy and still tasty.

Cooking Pancakes -- William Sonoma Pancake Pen

This Pancake Pen gadget has really made it easy for me to whip out large batches of small pancakes with very little mess.

Stack of Pancakes -- William Sonoma Pancake Pen

I make the pancake batter using my Kitchenaid mixer and then put the plastic pour guide on the bowl and just pour the batter right into the pancake pen. I have also used a large funnel, and that works just as well. Either way, it gives you a huge amount of control in how you place the pancakes as well as how large they are. No drips, no accidentally spoon spillage. And the price is really good too.

Using the Williams Sonoma Pancake Pen

One other thing that I found this Pancake Pen is GREAT for — CUPCAKES! I poured cupcake batter into this little gadget and guess what, easy as pie to pour right into each little cupcake tin with no mess. I like to make the little mini-muffins, so that really ended up being a huge bonus when I discovered the cross-over  use. I wish I had these 2 years ago when I made those Orange Kitty Cat Cupcakes in Ice Cream Cones — the ice cream cones would have been a lot less messy let’s just say.

They have these at Williams Sonoma for about $10 (in stores and online). I also found something similar by Tovolo on Amazon.com for $12.50.  This is one tool I give 5 stars — inexpensive price, high satisfaction.

Williams Sonoma Pancake Pen

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