Saturday, July 7, 2012

Pancakes and painting
IHOPs Cinn-A-Stack pancakes should be BANNED they are so darn good. The cinnamony, syrupy goodness with the cream chees icing is sinful--LOVE THEM! So today while I gold leaf my way into a coma, I may stop and make some.

By the way, Jones Tones glue makes great raised layers and is fantastic for use with gold leaf and foils. I also love Aquasize and Mona Lisa foil and leaf glue. Embellishing my paintings can sometimes take almost as much time as it does to paint them. Its a long and detailed process--which kills my back---so I think I deserve some cinnamony goodness today!
"Serenity's Fall" 20 x 24 oil on canvas w/gold leaf

Cinn-A-Stack Pancakes

Cinnamon Sauce
    1/4 cup butter (salted)
    3/4 cup dark brown sugar
    3 tablespoons half and half
    1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    1 tablespoon flour

Cream cheese Icing
    4 ounces cream cheese, softened
    1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    whipped cream

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add
brown sugar, 2 tablespoons half and half, cinnamon,
salt and cloves and cook while stirring constantly until
mixture comes to a simmer. Immediately remove from
heat, add remaining half and half and stir in the flour.

Combine ingredients for cream cheese icing in a
medium bowl. Beat on low speed with an electric mixer
until smooth.

To serve:
Spread cinnamon sauce over each pancake and stack them.
Spoon icing over stack and top with a dollop of whipped cream.

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