One of the Most Exciting Days Ever is Pancake Day. Not my words, I hasten to add. Holly has at least one new Most Exciting Day Ever every week, and this week is just overflowing with them. The My Little Pony – The Movie DVD came out yesterday and was also the Most Exciting Day Ever, especially as she had some friends round for tea to watch it with her. Usually after four 5 and 6 year old girls have been round my house is a mess, my ears are ringing and my poor cat Oscar is hiding in my bed, but yesterday was brilliant! They all just sat and watched the film, had pizza and were generally lovely girls.
Anyways, this morning Holly asked for pancakes for breakfast so being the soft touch I am, after my first cup of coffee no less (it usually takes me two to feel human!) I rustled up these for her. They’re so easy, you don’t need any scales or mixers so there’s minimal washing up, which is always a bonus in our house.
YOU WILL NEED:
One cup of self raising flour (use plain flour if you like)
One cup of milk (I use full fat, but use whatever you like)
Pinch of salt
Measuring cup (use a mug, use a proper measuring cup – it doesn’t matter)
So, to start with measure one cup of flour into your bowl.
Then, make a little well in the centre of your flour and crack the egg into there.
Give it a bit of a whisk, then pour in the cup of milk.
Add a pinch of salt, then whisk it for about 30 seconds/however long you can be bothered but until all the lumps are gone.
Preheat your frying pan and add a little bit of butter. Spoon some of the mixture into the frying pan (I used three tablespoons per pancake) and leave to cook until you can see air bubbles appearing on the pancakes.
Turn them over and allow to cook for a further minute, then transfer them onto your plate. This batch of mixture makes around 5 or 6 pancakes, so perfect for a breakfast treat for Hols and me (although to take photos of the process I had to make some more, so I’ve definitely overindulged on pancakes today).
Serve with whatever you like! I had lemon juice, raspberries and strawberries and Holly had white chocolate and raspberries on hers. I just melted some white chocolate and smeared it on – she loved it! She’s also having pancakes for lunch at school and asked to have them for tea as well.
Happy Pancake Day! x