From the drudgery of winter two holidays collide and burst into a sprinkle-y, festive holiday smack dab in the middle of the month.
Ash Wednesday and Valentines are on the same day this year. So, let’s do a mash up of our favorite holiday treats.
All we have to do is mix and match some SPRINKLES!
These are my favorites!
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You can see that I keep a lot of these on hand…
And here are some of my favorite recipes for SPRINKLES.
You get to decide if you are making them for Mardi Gras or Valentines Day…It’s all in sprinkling!
My Best Mardi Gras Recipes
Here’s my recipe for a twist on the braided cinnamon-ny King Cake with the plastic baby inside. It’s a loaf of sweet bread.
Serves 4 – 6
Time To Prepare
30 minutes ‘til it’s ready
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into chunks
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Kosher salt
- 2 cups My Way pancake mix*
- 2 tablespoons sprinkles
- 2 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
Heat the cream in a deep pot over medium heat. Add the maple syrup, cream cheese, and vanilla. Season with a tad of salt. Stir until the mixture is smooth and just beginning to bubble, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
Place pancake mix into a large bowl. Add the sprinkles. Stir in milk, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter until smooth. Heat a grill over medium high heat. Ladle about ¼ to ½ cup batter onto the grill. Cook until bubbles form on the top of the cake and the bottom is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side, about 3 minutes more.
Pile several pancakes onto a plate. Spoon the warm glaze over the top. Sprinkle more sprinkles all over.
*My Way Pancake Mix
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt