Thursday, 6 September 2012

Saturday morning pancakes

As a huge fan of all to do with food, cooking, eating, reading, obsessively watching ' The great British bake off ' etc, I am so excited that I now have a little helper. Ok, at 11 months, Sofia is still a little young to be helping me out in the kitchen but whilst she may be a fair bit of becoming the next Mary Berry it is certainly fun to have her join in a little.  We have made the obligatory cupcake together ( well I made the cake whilst Sofia made a mess) and at the weekend we had our first go at making pancakes together, again lots of mess but also lots of smiles.

We used a basic American pancake recipe, that was a nice little treat for a Saturday morning. To jazz the pancakes up a bit, blueberries or bananas are a good addition and for the adults some crispy bacon always goes down well. Here's how we made them, if you want to give it a go;


125g self raising flour
125ml milk
1 large egg
1 tsp baking powder
1tbsp caster sugar
2 tbsp melted butter


1. Melt the butter in a small pan and set aside to cool
2. Once the butter is cooled add the milk and egg and mix together
3. Add flour, baking powder and sugar to a large bowl then mix in the wet mixture, don't worry about there being lumps
4. Heat a little butter or mixture of butter and oil to a non stick frying pan and add in 2 heaped tablespoons of the mixture, spreading out slightly with the back of the spoon. I used cute moulds, that you can buy in any food/cake shop, which adds a little bit of fun. Once you see the mixture start to bubble, flip the pancake over to cook the other side. You will need roughly 1-2 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness.

I usually keep the oven on low so I can keep each pancake warm until a full batch is made. Serve as desired.

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