Day Fifty-Three..#Pancake Recipe

Yesterday I decided that it was time to clean up the house..as the communal areas were a bit of a mess..

As Cinderella did, I got down on my hands and knees and began scrubbing the carpet..

After about half an hour at it..my fingers started stinging..so I ran them under water for a couple of minutes and left the carpet to dry itself..

Today..I realised that 3 of my fingers had been chemically burned..and it hurts soooo much.

All day I’ve been trying to keep them cold so they don’t sting and just before I started writing this post..I put my trusty aloe vera gel over and around the burns to soothe them..

Guess I won’t be trying that any time again soon..

*I don’t know why I didn’t use rubber gloves 😦*

Anyway..even though Pancake Day was yesterday..I was asked if I could share my recipe for the pancakes I made yesterday 🙂

 

I didn’t take any step by step pictures..because I didn’t know I would post anything..but next time I make em, I will do so..

I tweaked the recipe to my liking..which I’m sure you all do 🙂

It’s very simple..So here goes..

 

Ingredients

250ml milk (preferably whole)
125g PLAIN flour (you can use self-raising, but plain makes it much fluffier)
1 large egg
3-5 tablespoons of sugar (your preference – I have a sweet tooth so I usually use a combination of both brown sugar & caster sugar)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of softened butter (the proper stuff!)
4 teaspoons baking powder
80ml Maple Syrup (for the topping)
25g unsalted butter (for the topping)
Whatever fruit or toppings you want (in my case it was Kiwi, Banana & Strawberry – you can have anything) chopped up

Method

  1. Sift the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder into a bowl
  2. In another bowl, mix the milk, egg and softened butter until blended
    (Some people like to melt the butter a little bit and allow it to cool before adding it to the mixture as they find it easier to mix by hand if they don’t have an electric whisk)
  3. Make a space in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the milk mixture
  4. Stir the mixture (either with a whisk or wooden spoon – I prefer the latter) whilst dancing (no really..I believe this helps!) until it becomes batter
    (I always do this manually as I find that using an electric whisk sometimes over-batters it – and I don’t think that’s a word!)
  5. Get a big non-stick pan and add some butter (on medium heat).
  6. Before the butter begins to cook (like fry and burn), add some of the batter using a ladle (or other spooning object) to the frying pan to make 10 cm (or so) circles..depends how big you want them
  7. Leave the pancake to cook until bubbles begin to appear on the top of the pancake and flip over. The other side should be a lovely golden brown colour.
  8. Allow the pancake to cook on the other side for a further 1-2 minutes (watch carefully as this is where I usually burn them!)
  9. Make as many as you want (use up all the batter) and then serve them up.
  10. Combine the maple syrup with the unsalted butter and heat up in the microwave (up to 30 seconds depending on the power of your microwave) – once melted pour over your pancakes and then decorate with the fruit 🙂

I hope you make loads of awesome pancakes..

..And look at that..the Aloe Vera Gel worked..my fingers aren’t stinging any more 🙂

x

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~ by originalapplejunkie on February 22, 2012.

3 Responses to “Day Fifty-Three..#Pancake Recipe”

  1. Make me some?

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