Be still my heart. Williams Sonoma is offering up a pancake mold that does more than just help control the spread of pancake batter. The Fill n’ Stack Pancake mold actually allows you to take breakfast to a whole new level of design by creating a tower of pancakes with a ready-to-fill well in the center that can be a jumping off point for hundreds of breakfast combinations. I’m imagining that the center could be filled with fresh berries, caramelized apples, yogurt and granola, whipped cream or just plain butter and syrup for a start. The filling will be a surprise and, with the tower carefully arranged on the plate, your breakfast guests are definitely going to feel like this is a “gourmet” presentation.
And yes, you can carve up regular old pancakes and do this yourself, but the point of a pancake mold in the first place is to fancy up a very homey breakfast favorite. Even if you’re not normally a fan of pancake molds, it’s likely that you’re going to get a neater, more polished result with the set than without it.
Also, if you haven’t done much shopping recently, it’s worth taking a look at WS’s new website design. It’s much flashier than their old one and the recipe section – which I like quite a lot – has gotten a bit of a facelift.