Sunday, 19 January 2014

Easy breakfast

I would like to begin by saying I AM NOT A GOOD COOK! I find it quite boring and I hate the clearing up afterwards. However, I also like to eat nice what do you do?

Well, I try to make easy things that dont make much mess, that's what! Over December I was getting into watching some of the cookery programmes on TV and this recipe came from one of the Jamie Oliver ones from quite a few years ago. The recipe was for breakfast pancakes and on the programme his young daughters were making the pancakes and of course we thought "yeah right", but then they looked so tasty that we decided to try them one day over the holidays...then another day and see where this is heading dont you..?

Here's a picture of the finished product-the picture itself is not so great but the items in it were lovely...and easy!
Yummy Blueberry, yogurt and honey breakfast pancakes, for tea!

This is the recipe here if you would like to give them a go:
1 cup of self raising flour
1 cup of milk
1 egg
Pinch of salt
Toppings of choice

Firstly-decide what cup you are going to use-as long as you use the same cup to measure the milk and the flour it will be fine, this is as much measuring as you need to do.

Add a cup of SR flour and a cup of milk-i usually use semi skimmed to a large bowl.

Add an egg-if using a very large cup for your measures then use a large egg, if using a small cup use a smaller egg. (this is where it helps what we have 2 chickens with one that lays eggs like ping pong balls and the other that lays emu eggs!!)

Add small pinch of salt.

Put knob of butter in frying pan and heat, this needs to be sizzling before you start to add the batter.

I usually add around half a ladle of batter for each pancake, the butter should be really sizzling before you do this. 
If you want to add fruit to you pancakes do it before you turn them-we have tried blueberries and also have defrosted frozen red berries and used them, we did try chocolate chunks but i think chips would be better. Press the back of a spatula down on the fruit when you have added them. 
When there are bubbles popping in top of the pancakes they are probably ready to turn. Flip them with a spatula and brown the other side, when theyre a nice golden colour they are ready. 

We serve them with a dollop of fat free natural yogurt and some squirty honey. The only washing up is a bowl, a frying pan and your plate!

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