Brown Butter (Star Wars) Pancakes
This week has been more than a little insane, but thankfully it’s all in the past and I can start to breathe a little bit easier. With all of the insanity I haven’t spent nearly as much time in the kitchen as normal but luckily found some time over the weekend to work on my pancake technique. I’ve never been a big breakfast person, something about eating soon after waking doesn’t sit right with my stomach. However I am a huge fan of pancakes, and really REALLY want to break in some new toys. Joe and I got a ton of Star Wars cooking supplies when we got married and while the cookie cutters have gotten multiple uses, the pancake molds had gone back to the cabinet after being washed. I decided that the time had come for me to give them a whirl, and that such an occasion called for more than just my standard Joy of Cooking adapted pancake recipe. So I went to the internet and started searching around for ideas. In the end I decided to stick with my normal recipe with one twist: brown butter!
I loved the nuttiness added by the brown butter, it gave them the right amount of something different without being too overpowering. The chocolate chips were an indulgent treat and while I didn’t quite master the proper placement of chips to create eyes, they still tasted amazing which is all that really matters.