Monthly Archives: October 2013

Back to School Mini Pancakes


The first day back at school is always a busy day and you want your kids to fill up on a hearty breakfast. My children absolutely adore pancakes, so I know if I make a batch they will leave for school with a full tummy! I use a very basic recipe and keep a jar with the dry ingredients already measured out – I scale up and measure out enough to make about 4 batches:

One Batch:
140g Plain Flour
10g Caster sugar
1/2 a teaspoon of bicarbonate soda
1 level tablespoon of baking powder
a pinch of salt

Beat a large egg into a large bowl and add 250ml of semi-skimmed milk. Then, weigh out the dry ingredients and sift them into the bowl with the egg and milk, whisking as you go to avoid lumps. Once the batter is made, heat a non-stick frying pan (without oil or butter) and when it is hot, use a serving spoon to add the mixture into the pan in large dolops. Wait until bubbles rise on the surface and then flick it over to cook for about another 10 seconds on the other side. Once each one is cooked, you can take them out and place on a cooling tray until the batch is made. Then serve as you like…my kids adore then with a drizzle of Agave syrup, and as a special treat with blueberries, yum!