Saturday, January 12, 2013

happy new year pancakes!

hi there! i hope you've all had some lovely down time over the holiday break. My husband goes back to work next week and it has been so heavenly having him home! When we haven't been catching up with friends we have been eating lots of delicious food, enjoying long swims in our pool and bike riding in the cooler parts of the day; did i mention pancakes for breakfast nearly every day!

I'm a bit picky when it comes to pancakes. Over the years I've tried lots and lots and lots and lots of different pancakes - I know, it's tough! but this recipe, which I have worked on perfecting over the last 10 years is based on one that I came across in Organic Cookbook By Renee Elliott. It is so incredibly easy! If you have electronic scales this recipe is a cinch - you'll have them ready before someone can scream, "where's the icecream!!!"

happy new year pancakes


olive oil spray
300g plain flour, sifted
10g baking powder (about 1 TB)
good dash of salt
2 eggs, beaten (110g for the 2)
18g raw sugar (about 1TB - anymore then that and they will be too sickly sweet)
24g butter (2TB)
238g milk (just under a cup)
200g container of Farmer's Union Natural European Pot Set Yoghurt (if you use a different yohurt it will definitely affect the flavour. If you use a greek style yoghurt your pancakes will be much denser - I love the Farmer's union plain yoghurt as it doesn't impart a strong flavour and they are still quite light and fluffy pancakes)

maple syrup, icecream, jam, fruit for serving


Melt butter in microwave or on stove top and set aside for a minute.

If you have one use a non-stick frying pan otherwise, get out your large frying pan and spray with olive oil spray. I use to use olive oil and then wipe down with paper towel (as we don't have a non-stick frying pan) but the spray gives it a less fryed flavour. Spray liberally and pop over a medium heat.

In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients through liberally then  throw all your other ingredients in and whisk together until smooth. When frypan is hot enough add a ladle full of pancake mix. When large bubbles appear on the surface flip over and cook the other side for a minute or too. Adjust the temperature as you go or as needed!

I usually make 2 small pancakes to start so the children can eat theirs first. Then I make ours quite large so I can usually get about 5 - 6 pancakes from this mix, depending on how big I make them!

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