Edible Cereal Combo Bowl with Mini Pancake Cereal 5.14 Say Something
“So what combo are you thinking today?” “Cap’n Crunch over a foundation of Rice Krispies with a perimeter of Shredded Wheat.”
“I'm making little pancakes for the dolls, and I found these little forks they can use.”
For the cereal bowl:
(This recipe was inspired by and adapted from Brad Bakes of My Harry Potter Kitchen).
4 tbsp butter
1 ½ cups mini marshmallows
3 cups Rice Krispie cereal
½ cup Cap’n Crunch cereal
½ cup white chocolate baking chips
⅓ cup frosted Shredded Wheat cereal
⅓ cup whipped cream
For the mini pancakes:
¾ cup milk
1 tbsp sugar
¼ tsp vanilla
1 ½ tbsp melted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
⅛ tsp salt
½ tbsp baking powder
For the cereal bowl:
Fill a large pot about halfway with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and place a heat-proof bowl over the boiling water to create a double boiler.
Add the butter and mini marshmallows to the bowl and stir until the marshmallows and butter have melted (about 5 minutes).
Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. You should be able to touch the mixture with your finger.
While the mixture cools, prepare your mold by lining the inside of a cereal bowl with plastic wrap.
Add the Rice Krispie and Cap’n Crunch cereals to the marshmallow mixture in a large mixing bowl. Use a spatula until the cereal is completely coated in the marshmallow mixture.
Press the cereal mixture into the prepared bowl with your hands (greasing them with butter or oil helps to keep them from sticking) until the entire inner portion of the bowl is covered (see photo below). Be sure to reduce as many holes as possible
Place the cereal bowl in the fridge for 15 minutes to set.
While the bowl sets, melt the white chocolate chips over a double boiler just like the marshmallows.
Once the cereal bowl has set, carefully remove from the real bowl, using the plastic wrap to guide it out.
Dip the bottom of a piece of the Shredded Wheat into the melted chocolate, using it as glue before pressing it onto the rim of the cereal bowl. Repeat this process until the entire rim of the bowl has been filled with Shredded Wheat.
Use a pastry brush to brush a layer of melted chocolate over the center of the cereal bowl just to prevent the whipped cream from seeping out.
Place the cereal bowl in the freezer for 5 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden.
While the chocolate sets, prepare the pancake batter by mixing together the milk, egg, sugar, vanilla, and butter until well-combined.
Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. You’ll want to leave some lumps in your batter.
Turn on an electric griddle to 300 degrees F or place a large skillet over medium heat.
Melt a teaspoon of butter or canola oil so the pancakes don’t stick.
Transfer the pancake batter to a plastic bag with a small hole cut out of the tip or a piping bag with a small tip.
Pour small amounts of batter onto the hot griddle to form circles that are about 2 inches in diameter.
Flip the pancakes once the batter begins to bubble and cook on the other side until golden brown.
Once you’ve cooked all your mini pancakes add the whipped cream to the bottom of the cereal bowl to imitate milk.
Add the mini pancakes on top of the whipped cream.
Add syrup and butter to the pancakes if you wish!
We know this episode features a few different cereal combinations, so I wanted to include that for this dish. However, putting together a bunch of different cereals didn’t seem that fun. I was inspired by one of my favorite creators, Brad Bakes, and the first dish he made for My Harry Potter Kitchen, an edible cereal bowl. I thought it would be fun to use the cereal combo that Paris has in the Yale dining hall, "Cap'n Crunch over a foundation of Rice Krispies with a perimeter of Shredded Wheat.”
I made a bowl out of Rice Krispie and a little Cap'n Crunch that's held together with marshmallows and white chocolate. The bowl is decorated with a perimeter of Shredded Wheat on top. Now for the actual cereal portion, I made mini pancake "cereal" inspired by the little pancakes that Sookie makes for the doll's birthday party in this episode. At first, I wasn’t sure how to add milk to the cereal. If I just made regular pancakes, adding milk would make them soggy. But if I somehow crisped up the pancakes to be more of the same texture as cereal, I didn’t think it would taste good. That’s when I had the idea of just using whipped cream to look like milk instead!
Happy Cooking from the Hollow!
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