Updated on 3/6/2011:
We made the pancakes today. I thought that we had done something wrong, but it turns out that hers had these crevices in them, too. Yeah, ours aren’t as fancy… that brown sugar mix was HOT, so I was just trying to get it on the pancake! I think the butter from the cinnamon mix is simply absorbed into the pancake and you’re left with these caramelized sugar canyons. They were super-yum, but I didn’t heed her warning that one would be enough (indeed, Big Guy did eat more than one), but we had them with sausages and even on a good day I couldn’t have had more than two. Note that Big Guy makes the pancakes pretty big (especially for the last batch!). We didn’t use any syrup. Even Lady Bug, who wasn’t a fan of the cream cheese glaze (not shown), didn’t need any syrup.