Monday, March 7, 2011

Pancakes if you Please!

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Fionn making the pancake batter!

In my house pancakes are the ultimate breakfast! The boys adore them and this can work to my advantage. On a busy evening when the boys are being, let's just say 'boystrous' the promise of pancakes can often calm a situation! Believe me this form of bribery isn't always successful but sometimes it helps to solve a few quarrels and happy boys at the breakfast table is most definitely a good start to the day!






On a recent show I saw Jamie make similar ones. This pancake recipe is so simple to make and you don't even need a weighing scales.

A proper measuring cup works best but you could also measure with a medium sized cup and simply measure an equal volume of milk to flour.
 


 Pancakes are just so versatile -  Some thinly sliced fruit can be added to the batter, or fry some chopped bacon and ladle over some batter. There are so many wonderful toppings that suit pancakes. 
I love mine with home-made granola and Glenisk Greek yoghurt but for a real treat some freshly whipped cream and a drizzle of maple syrup is divine! The boys love many toppings but Nutella is always a winner for them! Pancakes can be served as elaborate as you please but served  simply hot with a knob of Kerrygold butter, a squeeze of lemon and a good sprinkle of caster sugar is fantastic and will conjur up memories of childhood Pancake Tuesdays for many!! 






Pancake Batter


Ingredients
1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
1 cup (200mls) milk
1 egg
pinch of salt

Method
1. Put the flour and salt in a bowl.
2. Add the egg and combine with the flour.
3. Very Slowly add the milk, whisking well with a hand whisk or fork.
4. When the batter is nice and smooth, cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least an hr. (The batter can be used straight away but tends to have a better consistency when left to rest)
5. Heat the frying pan and add a little sunflower oil.
6. Either pour a thin coating of batter or like I have photographed make smaller, thicken ones into the pan. When golden, turn the pancake over and brown the other side.
7. Add topping of your choice and enjoy!!





7 comments:

Harry Weir Photography said...

Hi Nessa, i didnt get to do the ptuesday, looks like it will be a pancake saturday in my house. Harry.

Nessa Robins said...

well any day is good for a pancake in our house!! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

i love the yellow plates with the flowers.where did you get them.i would love some.

Nessa Robins said...

I have a very large collection of plates and always pick up some more when I'm out shopping! I got them only a few weeks ago in Dunnes Stores, Athlone. They were actually only 2 euros each!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you.Must try to pick up some plates.Great blog.

Nessa Robins said...

Well Thank You very much:)

Anonymous said...

I always use this Jamie Oliver one-cup recipe too. Very easy to remember.

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