Bacon Pancakes.. Make them Bacon Pancakes!

Look whats not to love! Adventure time and Bacon and Pancakes ! It’s just a must. Now most people would say what are you crazy you can’t game and eat Pancakes they will make a mess. The thing is, these are so tasty that you have no really don’t need syrup!

And while you’re enjoying them you can bet at least one of your players will be singing the song! Heck I am typing this and singing the song !

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 slices bacon
  • Pure maple syrup, (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter, and egg. Whisk flour mixture into buttermilk mixture just until moistened, with small to medium lumps remaining.

  2. In a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet or on a griddle, cook bacon over medium-high until fat is rendered and bacon is browned on one side, 5 to 6 minutes. Flip and cook until golden and crisp on underside, 1 to 3 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels; pour off all but 1 teaspoon fat from skillet (reserve for another use).

  3. Heat skillet over medium. Pour 1/4-cupfuls batter into skillet and top each with a bacon slice. Cook until some bubbles appear on top of pancakes and a few have burst, about 2 minutes. With a spatula, carefully flip pancakes and cook until browned on underside, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a platter, bacon side up, and loosely tent with foil. Keep pancakes warm in oven and repeat with remaining batter, adding more bacon fat if needed. Serve with pure maple syrup if desired.

Gamer Grub Carrion Cake!!

Over the years as a gamer I have seen groups try to tackle gaming and food in several different ways. The standard with most groups is each player shows up and fends for themselves. That said this portion of the blog might touch on some food ideas for all occasions as well as play styles. As I mentioned with Gamer grub I will try to hit a variety of awesome things to bring to the table with each blog. So I will start this off with my personal favorite.

Years ago, I moved from the Fort Stewart area and moved to my new home of Charleston. Before I left I wrapped up a multi-year D&D campaign. I wanted to make this a special game for my players as well as thank them for all the fun we had at the table together over the years. For about two weeks I struggled to find the right way to make it memorable. Then inspiration struck, as I was walking through the store I saw this silly caterpillar cake.  I have no idea who came up with this thing. In that moment I was hit with a wave of inspiration.
I would make my players face off with a gargantuan carrion crawler. A truly monstrous beasts of tasty proportions.

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Now I still needed to transform the beast the rest of the way. I finished the beast with some smarties for Antenna and black licorice for tentacles. As the battle ensued with each round I cut a slice of the great beast and passed him around. That was nearly 18 years ago. And I still remember it. I hope my players do as well.