Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Monstrously Good Pancakes with a Hotel Transylvanian Twist

Hotel Transylvania 2 is now available to watch on Digital HD, and will be available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray on February 15th, and to celebrate its release, Sai Pancakes has made some monstrously good pancakes based on the characters.  Take a look at the pancake art in this video - it is genius! Drac, Mavis, Wayne, Dennis, Mummy and Blobby all get the pancake treatment and the results are excellent.


Using this as inspiration for our own Pancake Day treats, we have had a go at making some monstrous pancakes of our own! I'm under no illusion that I would ever be able to create something as wonderful as the Hotel Transylvania 2 pancakes in the video, so I decided to come up with a easy to make, wholesome, savoury pancake with a fun Hotel Transylvanian twist.

I used Blobby as the character for our pancake design. Using defrosted chopped frozen spinach in the recipe, we created a green batter which still has chunks of leaf in it, making the end result resemble Blobby after he has gone through bushes, getting greenery stuck in his jelly body! Instead of making a round pancake, I let the batter settle in an irregular blobby shape in the pan and finished him off with some cheese and raisin eyes. A blood-like tomato ketchup 'Blobby' written on the plate completes the dish, making a healthy teatime treat that the kids will love. Perfect to eat while watching Hotel Transylvania 2!

pancake day

Hotel Transylvania 2 picks up the story after vampire Mavis and human Johnny's wedding. The loved up couple soon add to their family with the birth of their new monster/human baby Dennis. The red haired little lad seems to take after his dad's side of the family, and isn't showing any signs of his vampire blood, making Drac a bit concerned. So when Mavis and Johnny go on vacation to the human world, Drac enlists his monster friends to help bring out the monster in his grandson. When old school vampire and human hating Great Grandpa Vlad pays the family a visit for Dennis's birthday, things soon get out of hand. With the family under threat we get to see everyone's true colours!

Hotel Transylvania 2 DVD

We loved this sequel! The mix of hilarious, madcap monster action with some very emotional and touching family moments, makes this a great movie. The characters are fun, the humour is spot on, there are some great observations on family (and humanity as a whole) and there are some genuinely moving scenes. The cast of actors bringing their voice talents to the film include Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Adam Samberg and Mel Brooks. We loved that Nick Offerman and Megan Mulally (from Parks and Recreation) play Mike and Linda, who are Johnny's parents. The film is 89 minutes long and is a certificate U, perfect for family viewing.

Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania is out now on Digital HD and on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray & DVD 15th February.

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