Jem's Mickey Mouse Pancakes inspired by A Breath of Snow and Ashes

Jem's Mickey Mouse Pancakes

"Won't I -- won't I see Mama again?"  Jemmy's eyes were huge, and he couldn't keep from looking at the stone.

"I don't know," Roger said, and I could see the tears he was fighting himself, and hear them in his thickened voice.  He didn't know whether he would ever see Brianna again himself, or baby Mandy.  Probably...probably not."

Jamie looked down at Jem, who was clinging to his hand, looking back and forth between father and grandfather, confusion, fright, and longing in his face.

"If one day, a bhailach,"Jamie said conversationally, "ye should meet a verra large mouse named Michael -- ye'll tell him your grandsire sends his regards."  He opened his hand, then letting go, and nodded toward Roger.

Jem stood staring for a moment, then dug in his feet and sprinted toward Roger, sand spurting from under his shoes.  He leaped into his father's arms, clutching him around the neck, and with a final glance backward, Roger turned and stepped behind the stone, and the inside of my head exploded in fire.

A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Chapter 120 - If Only For Myself)

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29 Mar 2012 - 10:08am


Ok stop making me cry this early in the morning! Love the recipe, and the excerpt.

29 Mar 2012 - 10:23am

Jen C.

What a heartwrenching scene. Makes me tear up every time. I think I'll have to console myself with some delicious pancakes.......

29 Mar 2012 - 11:57am




The little heart is full of jewels...a bit hard to see, I'm afraid, but you'll get the sybolism ;)

29 Mar 2012 - 2:10pm


So so sweet...

29 Mar 2012 - 2:37pm

mrs graham

i love cornmeal pancakes. but i never have buttermilk in the house, and i never use all of the carton when i buy it. wish there was a better way.


if you buy a pint carton of buttermilk, Evi, you will use both cups...see? There is a better way!

29 Mar 2012 - 2:54pm


I love what you do......sniffle .....that was so so sad..I also teared up and my heart was breaking!nThey look wonderful!...n Evi...... If you don't have buttermilk..and need sour milk use (Milk and about a tsp of Vinegar) it will work like using buttermilk...nButtermilk Equivalents and Measuresn 1 cup buttermilk = 1 cup yogurtn 1 cup buttermilk = 1 cup milk PLUS 1 Tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice (let stand for 10 minutes before using in recipe)


thanks Vickie! I would recommend the yogurt substitution for this recipe...the clabbered milk (lemon juice in milk) doesn't have the same richness.

29 Mar 2012 - 4:43pm


These are delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

30 Mar 2012 - 5:13pm

Kiri W.

Awww, very cute! :) Your pancake shaping skills far exceed mine.

01 Apr 2012 - 9:48pm

Choc Chip Uru

These are so cute - my pancajes are never round or shaped :PnLove them to bits! Cheers Choc Chip Urun

15 Jul 2012 - 12:50pm

Jen C.

This part always makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time. nnThe pancakes look delicious! I usually make mine from scratch but never thought to add cornmeal. I'm gonna give it a try.

01 Jan 2013 - 3:37pm


Yum! I make buttermilk pancakes from scratch when I have buttermilk on hand (not a fan of milk and lemon juice or vinegar - it's just not the same). Will def have to get some cornmeal and try this recipe. nnAnd yes, I teared up as well reading the excerpt. <3

18 Feb 2015 - 2:12pm

Anna Lapping

I love the suggestion of a savory version that Cathy Zanelotti posted, as well as the original. I'll try them both ways.

02 Oct 2014 - 1:41pm

William Still

I am a Professional Chef who worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando Fl. for over 10 years. I definitely have made my share of Mickey Mouse Pancakes!! We used a regular pancake batter but this batter definitely is very nice because of the cornmeal and buttermilk. Once again Great job Theresa!!

02 Oct 2014 - 1:58pm


Ohhh, yer killin' me - I'm almost to that part (again, of course). You have a knack for posting what I happen to be reading at the moment. For any of my fellow gluten-free OK fans, any time a recipe calls for 1/2 cornmeal and 1/2 flour, I always use all masa harina. I guess you'd lose the slight crunch with that. But it makes great pancakes, so we can Michael Mouse it up too :-).

14 Oct 2014 - 7:56am

Cathy Zanelotti

I cut the sugar way back to a teaspoon and topped them with cheddar cheese, guacamole, salsa, and a medley of red, orange, yellow and green peppers that I chopped and put to a light searing. These are wonderful savory too!

17 Nov 2014 - 11:36pm

Kylie Pearson

I invited my parents over for breakfast this morning and made these. They were a massive hit! Absolutely delicious!

03 Oct 2015 - 4:27am

Maria C.

I can't wait for your cookbook! These look so yummy, they're making my mouth water!

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