FailWin: Rudolph Pancakes

Pin Reaper: Ellie

Original Inspiration:

Pinterest Fail Rudolph Pancakes inspiration

What I Did: I thought it would be fun to surprise my family on Christmas morning with these adorable reindeer pancakes. Unfortunately, mine looked like a sad dog with a giant noise.

My Result:
Pinterest Fail Rudolph Pancakes result

Next Time I Will: not forget the whipped cream, and I’ll make the nose pancake a lot smaller! I’m not sure what to do about the crooked bacon. Oh well. We had a good laugh and they still tasted great!

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  1. Erica Chilson

    The bacon is Turkey Bacon. It won’t crinkle up. Cook in the microwave on a paper towel. Cut each strip into 2/3 & 1/3 pieces, and then arrange to look like an antler.

  2. Nikki

    Or you can BAKE the bacon on a tray in the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lay the bacon strips flat, making sure pieces do not overlap. If you have parchment paper, lay 1-2 sheets under the bacon and it will absorb all the grease. Bake until crisp and browned, 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer strips to a paper towel to drain.

  3. Bee

    You had too much oil in your pan for the pancakes. To get that even pancake texture, let the pan get hot enough, pour in a little oil, and evenly distribute the oil by wiping the pan with a paper towel quickly. When you don’t do this you end up with those moon-like patterns on your pancakes. However, this technique can be inconvenient if you want to make a lot of pancakes because after every pancake or every other one, you have to wipe the pan and reapply the oil and wipe it again. Also, to get them to be pretty evenly round, you have to thin the batter a little bit. If the batter is too thick, it’ll won’t spread evenly and will cause it to be lumpy on the edges. If you like thicker pancakes, you can still thin the batter enough to make them pour out round and they will rise as they cook, provided your pan isn’t so hot they burn before they have the chance. I hope this helps you next time!

  4. Smiles the Bunny

    As Erica said, the bacon that they used is probably turkey bacon. I highly recommend using this instead, as it will give you the desired result and is healthier.

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