As I mentioned in the last blog post(the one about Hawaiian Marinated Chicken), s'mores beer doesn't fare well when boiled- it overflows. But I wasn't about to empty out my remaining s'mores beer bottles down the drain, I looked into a different way to cook beer- by frying it in the form of pancakes(I was inspired by http://allrecipes.com/recipe/87685/beer-pancakes/). I remember making my Fried Champagne in January and how it ended up in pancake form. This time, with the s'mores beer, I deliberately made pancakes.
But I also had other s'mores flavored-foodstuffs, S'morz cereal(yes it's' back!) and ingredients for traditional s'mores: marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate in the form of both semisweet baking chocolate and chocolate syrup. So I decided to add those things into the s'mores beer pancakes.
My dad tried the pancakes and he said he'd eat it- if I omitted the beer. :(
Well, more pancakes for me then! :)
IHOP may or may not have had s'mores pancakes and/or waffles on its menu but irregardless, doesn't these pancakes look like something you'd eat there(sans beer, of course)? Aren't these pancakes Instagram-worthy? It doesn't matter what the answer is to the first question but for the latter, I hope it's yes!
There's a common myth in cooking that alcohol cooks itself off in any amount of heat for any amount of time. That's not entirely true- I read somewhere that it takes 30 minutes on the stovetop to cook off 90% of the alcohol! These pancakes were only cooked for 30 seconds on each side, so there was still a good amount of alcohol remaining. This is why I say in my video these pancakes aren't for kids! Besides, my target audience isn't kids or families anyway. But if you do want to serve your kids S'mores Deluxe Pancakes, just use root beer instead of s'mores beer. The recipe will be the same otherwise.
Most other s'mores pancake recipes use chocolate chips in the pancakes, but let's be honest, people- you don't(normally) put chocolate chips with the marshmallows in between graham crackers! They wouldn't last in a campfire.
Anyway, here's the recipe:
HELPFUL LINK: S'morz Cereal: https://www.amazon.com/Kelloggs-Cereal-Smorz-10-20-Ounce/dp/B01ALC0182/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1465754346&sr=8-1&
Makes 12 pancakes
For the cooking equipment:
A large bowl
A frying pan
For the pancakes:
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. of salt
3/4 tsp. of baking powder
2 tbsp. of melted butter
1 beaten and whisked egg
1 cup of s'mores beer(replace with root beer if you can't find this flavor of beer or you're serving these pancakes to kids)
1/3 cup of S'morz cereal(see helpful link)
2 tbsp. of chocolate syrup
2 oz. of chopped, semisweet baking chocolate
1/3 cup of mini marshmallows
1/3 cup of crushed graham crackers
Olive oil for frying
Crushed graham cracker crumbs
1. Put the first 7 ingredients into the large bowl. Mix all the ingredients up using a spoon and a whisk. A few lumps in the batter is OK.
2. Add the S'morz cereal, chocolate syrup, baking chocolate, mini marshmallows, and crushed graham crackers to the batter. Mix all the ingredients together.
3. Pour olive oil into a frying pan. Spread the oil around the pan. Turn the stove on and heat the oil up.
4. Once the oil is heated up, spoon 1/4 cup of batter into the frying pan. Don't fill the frying pan too much with batter!
5. Let the pancakes cook for 30 seconds before flipping them over.
6. Once the pancakes are flipped over, let them cook for another 30 seconds. After those 30 seconds, shut the stove off and put the pancakes on a plate.
7. Repeat steps 3-6 for remaining batches(I made 4 batches in total, but YMMV).
8. Top the pancakes with the garnish ingredients.
9. Bon appetit!