Whether you're a fan of the show (and you really should be, IMHO) or just love yourself some bacon, you need to a) memorize the below "Bacon Pancakes" song and then go right ahead and b) make yourself the pancakes. Rinse repeat.
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Excerpted from The Geeky Chef Cookbook by Cassandra Reeder
Adventure Time is an animated series on Cartoon Network that follows Jake the Dog and Finn the Human in their wacky adventures in the land of Ooo. It began as an animated short that went viral and eventually became its own series. Adventure Time makes frequent references to video games, epic fantasies, and other geeky stuff. Though the target audience is primarily children, Adventure Time appeals to children and adults alike…especially adults who feel like they are just really tall kids.
One of the many fun and unique things about the show is the music. This particular gem of a recipe comes from a little ditty called, yep, you guessed it, “Bacon Pancakes,” written by Rebecca Sugar. It is sung by Jake the Dog during the episode “Burning Low” as he makes breakfast. The concept of bacon pancakes is pretty simple: you take some bacon and put it in a pancake, and then top the cakes off with some maple syrup for a breakfast that is truly mathematical!
Inspired by Adventure time
Makes 10 pancakes
10 strips of bacon, fried until crispy
1 cup (120g) flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of baking soda
2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus extra for frying
¾ cup (180g) buttermilk
Pinch of salt
Maple syrup, to serve
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter and buttermilk, then whisk in the egg.
Tip the flour mixture into the buttermilk mixture and whisk together until it is lump-free.
Prepare a large skillet by melting some butter to prevent the batter from sticking, then add as many bacon strips as you can put in the skillet with enough distance between each one to add the pancake
batter. You will probably have to do this in batches.
Pour the pancake batter down the length of each bacon strip until it is covered. Make sure the batter around one bacon strip does not touch the batter covering a neighboring strip of bacon—you want
them to be individual pancakes and rectangular-ish.
Cook until the pancake batter starts to bubble on the surface, then flip them over and brown the other side. Repeat until there are no more slices of bacon. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve. Defiance.
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Cassandra Reeder loves to cook, and she's a bona-fide mega-geek. Comic-lover, avid gamer, and sci-fi and fantasy lover, she started The Geeky Chef in 2008. She creates real-life recipes for all the delicious foods you've seen in your favorite sci-fi and fantasy movies, TV shows, and video games. From Game of Thrones and theHunger Games to Doctor Who, the Legend of Zelda and the World of Warcraft, this book features 50 recipes and photos that you can re-create right in your own home for the geek in your life. Finally learn to create Butterbeer and Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter. Indulge in the Lemon Cakes from Game of Thrones. Sip from a bowl of Plomeek Soup from Star Trek and enjoy with Peeta's Cheesy Bread from the Hunger Games right in your kitchen! Fantasy foods are fantasy no longer...