I woke up today with the horror of finding no milk left in the fridge. There was only just enough to make a very STRONG cup of tea. I needed pancakes as they are sacred to my weekend routine. I’m currently at home for the week and my mum has lots of things like soya milk in the fridge which lead me to taking a risk. I was delightfully surprised to find that my pancakes had a nice flavour and were lovely and light.
- 2 eggs
- mug of self-raising flour
- 1.5-2 mugs of soya milk (use your judgement)
- squeeze of golden syrup
My pancake methodology has never been accurate, I just like to mix it together until it’s quite thick and coats the back of a spoon well. After all, the morning shouldn’t be about calibrating your scales and weighing things out meticulously. Loose as a goose. I always make scotch pancakes using a very hot frying pan with a light greasing of vegetable oil. I think they look cute when they’re small. Then you can justify eating lots of them…
Why not have the occasional fling with a soya bean this weekend?
Love, love, love pancake day! Technically every Saturday is pancake day for me so it’s nice to mix it up and have them on a Tuesday. I never measure my ingredients, I just plop all the ingredients into my magic bullet and blend away! Making the batter in a hand held blender and pouring the batter into the pan is really easy. I usually make a mess when I use a spoon as I put it down all over the place and drop it a few times…. I aim for a really thick batter so the pancakes cook are thick and leathery in a good way. Today’s toppings were berries and honey as I have eaten all my maple syrup without realising it….
Sometimes it is necessary to make an E.T. pancake dressed up with a hat on and a pearl necklace for funsies…. Living on the wild side.
I had some left over pumpkin pie filing so I added some more flour and a dash of milk and voila! Pancakes! Grill off some smoked streaky bacon then smother in maple syrup. Knob of butter couldn’t hurt, and that my friends is a winning combination. Happy Halloween indeed.
I bought a print of ‘Butty Bear’ by Lisa Jones for my boyfriend last Christmas (http://www.lisajonesstudio.com/pages/butty_bear.html). It’s framed in our lounge and is always acknowledged when family and friends come over as he is so adorable and funny. I was making syrup pancakes this morning and I had a few burnt bits which looked like eyes and a nose… before I knew it I had a pancake version of Butty Bear on my plate. It’s the simple things in life that make me smile.