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Les Petits Chefs make s’mores pancakes from Brunch Life with Matt Basile

Mini Smores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.comMatt Basile has been one of our most popular Petits Chefs guests over the past five years since the first time he welcomed the boys into Lisa Marie and became known as “the deep fried pizza guy” 😉

So when Matt recently announced that after six very successful years, Lisa Marie would be closing so they could focus on other projects, I wondered if we would ever cook with him again? Fortunately, Matt is up for an adventure and, just a couple of weeks after the doors of Lisa Marie closed for good, Matt showed up at the school and rolled up his sleeves to cook with the guys in the STEM lab! For me, there was only one recipe in the running on the “to make” list – the famous S’MORES PANCAKES!

Pancakes are actually a great recipe for kids to know how to make (especially jazzed up with s’mores ingredients!) – it’s a life skill-type recipe, right? And even though everyone has their own recipe and method for pancakes, I felt the boys needed to be introduced to THIS recipe. It’s SO good. So, a great, must-know recipe? Check. Bonus? There’s a bit of measuring involved so it keeps kids busy…

Measuring dry ingredients for Smores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.comThere’s also some careful mixing involved…. Whisking the butter into the wet ingredients…

Adding butter to wet ingredients forSmores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd adding the wet ingredients to the dry…

I loved how Matt talked the boys through the ingredients and the importance of adding them in a certain order because of how they interact with each other (always good to have a bonus science lesson in cooking club!).  He also taught them how they could make the recipe the day before but just add the active ingredients (baking soda and powder) before they start cooking them  – this is a great tip that I’ll definitely use.

Adding wet ingredients to dry for Smores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.com Adding wet ingredients to dry to make Smores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.com Kids whisking batter for Smores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.comBut wait – there’s more…

Adding mini eggs to Smores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.comYup – we went there. Mini Eggs in the batter!

Adding chocolate chips to batter for Smores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.comAND chocolate chips!

BEST. PANCAKE. BATTER. EVER.

Kids ladling batter for Smores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe boys did a great job with Matt’s guidance of making mini versions of the pancakes. There were, literally, pancakes for days!

Kids making mini versions of Smores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.com Flipping Smores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.comMatt got them organised to assemble the s’more’s aspect of the dish… Spreading marshmallow fluff between the layers…

Adding marshmallow fluff to Smores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe boys added marshmallows to the top…

Adding marshmallows to Smores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd then for the fun part…

Blowtorching Smores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.comBEST. KITCHEN. TOOL. EVER.

Et voilĂ :

Smores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.comI don’t know about you but that looks like the best takeout container of food ever!

Take home Smores Pancakes from Brunch LIfe with Matt Basile on eatlivetravelwrite.comI was so thrilled Matt was available to come and work with the boys even though he’s kitchen-less right now. It’s a sign of a great chef when they can come in and adapt to any type of space and make magic. Matt in the STEM lab on Monday definitely made magic. And made a lot of little boys happy (and hopefully their parents when they recreate this dish at home!).

Matt -thank you. We hope our days of cooking with you are not over!!!

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