Today at breakfast, 5-year old Lexi and I fixed a favorite blender pancake recipe adapted from Running with Spoons, I first put a baby carrot in the bottom of the blender. Lexi exclaimed, “No! Don’t put a carrot in the pancakes.” I said, “You won’t even taste the carrot.” Lexi said, “I don’t want a carrot in my pancakes.” I said, “Let’s watch the carrot disappear.”
When the pancakes were golden brown (ok, I got distracted on the first batch and they were a bit burnt, thus the double recipe), Lexi fixed her pancake with butter and pure maple syrup and said, “The carrot disappeared!”
“It’s the disappearing carrot experiment,” I said. Lexi was delighted.
Now that we know the carrots will disappear in the pancakes, I can add more carrots next time without a complaint. Maybe I should call this the disappearing pancake experiment.