I love weekend mornings – particularly Sunday mornings: there’s no school, and no football practice or karting sessions to rush off to like a Saturday and we have time to have a ‘proper’ breakfast. Sometimes we have home-baked pain-au-chocolate, sometimes we have brioches, and sometimes we have pancakes.
The great thing about pancakes is that everybody loves them – all you need to do is add the filling you like best. Here are the pancakes I made this morning. I cheated and used one of those instant pancake mix jugs that you just add milk to and then shake. (If you’d like to make your own pancake batter there’s a recipe at the bottom of the page.) Just add a tiny bit of butter to a hot pan, pour in pancake mix, flip and then add the toppings of your choice:
- Dark chocolate and frozen raspberries. I used Divine dark chocolate with raspberries. The frozen raspberries thaw pretty much instantly when you fold the pancake.
- Blueberries and honey.
- Chocolate drops (this is my 7 year old’s favourite).
- Grated cheddar and spring onion.
- Cherry tomatoes, feta and fresh basil.
- Naked – just add the spread of your choice: jam, honey, Nutella, maple syrup – whatever you fancy!
To make your own pancake batter:
- 110g/4oz plain flour, sifted
- pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 200ml/7fl oz milk mixed with 75ml/3fl oz water
- 50g/2oz butter
Whisk everything together except the butter (which you use for frying the pancakes)