I don’t own an iPhone so I am not very familiar with actually playing the angry birds game. However, my husband owns an iPhone and is obsessed with Angry Birds so it seems I had better get to know this game, and fast. With the recent explosion of Angry Birds recipes on The Family Kitchen I got thinking. What could I, the non-Angry Bird player, bake into something sweet and edible that I could decorate to look just like the prominent red bird everyone is talking about. A baked pancake! Of course! It is round, delicious and so easy to decorate. Plus, I love serving a good whole wheat baked pancake on the weekends or for dinner, so this was as good as reason as any. So, I whipped one up and got to work with fruit roll-ups and colored icing for decorating. The delicious birdy came together in no time and looked quite angry. He didn’t last for long though, we ate him right up!
Angry Birds Baked Pancake
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for the pan
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch kosher salt
1 ¾ cups cultured buttermilk
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Butter a 9-inch pie plate thoroughly.
2. In a large bowl whisk together the egg with the melted butter. Then stir in the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Finally, pour in the buttermilk and mix until the batter is smooth and creamy.
3. Pour the batter into the pie plate and bake for about 25 minutes or until the top is set and lightly browned. Remove the pancake from the oven and allow it to cool for 15 minutes. Then decorate it as desired and serve.