Pancakes and Berries

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Pancakes are really so very simple and easy to make. It’s something everyone should know how to do and it’s something you can so easily do with your kids. Play around with different milks of your choice and substitute fats too. I’m going to stick with the basic recipe here so you get the idea of the essentials before you play around.

I am currently doing a online food styling course and I’m practicing my new skills here. I love learning new things and discovering new skills. When I sit down in front of my computer I am overwhelmed at how little I actually know. The important thing for me right now is to have fun. I never want to lose sight of why I am here. I love being in my kitchen and creating and sharing it with you. I hope you enjoy it too.

Pancakes and Berries

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 225 g self-raising flour
  • 40 g sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 225 ml milk
  • 2 XL eggs
  • 60 g melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract optional

Instructions

  • Add the flour, salt and sugar to a bowl and whisk to ensure an even mix
  • Add the milk to a mixing bowl and crack in the eggs and vanilla extract, whisk then add the melted butter and continue to whisk until evenly mixed
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix to a smooth batter.
  • In a medium non-stick pan add some oil of your choice to lightly coat the bottom and place on medium heat. Add 1/4 cup of batter to the pan and repeat for as many can fit in your pan. When you see little bubbles appearing on the surface of the pancakes, they are ready to be flipped. This does take a bit of practice to land them back in the space they vacated instead of on top of their neighbour. The most important thing is to have fun. Let the kids practice too, it's a cheap way to have fun and no matter what the shape they will still be delicious.
  • The yield is about 16 pancakes which will serve a family of 4.
  • Tip Alert – Let the batter rest for about 30 mins. This allows the flour to absorb the liquid and makes light fluffy pancakes. If you are in a hurry go ahead, they will still be deliciously tasty.

Notes

Here are a few suggestions on a variation between savoury and sweet
Omit the sugar and add 1 tsp curry powder and a cup of sweetcorn
Add spring onions and make smaller bite size pancakes – top with cream cheese and salmon and caviar – only joking about the caviar, add black sesame seeds for drama
Add fresh chopped dill or any herb about a 1/4 cup depending on how intense you want the flavour
 
The possibilities are endless once you master the basic pancake recipe
Course: afternoon tea, sunday breakfast
Keyword: berries, Pancakes

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