Mum gave me a new griddle. Before this, I only ever used a mixture of frying pans for making pancakes, but now I have my very own 'greideal'.
So, what better way to get started with it.....
A fry-up for the boys....
...and a plateful of these.
Their arteries would sing a song, but they're all clogged up.
A fry-up is not my cup o' tea at all, but they love it for an occasional brunch.
Pancakes, however, is my right down my street....
Lots and lots of them.
One with butter; one with jam.... One with butter; one with jam....
The New Year Resolutions will kick in sometime, but not while the holidays are ongoing!
I guess there are as many recipes for pancakes as there are good intentions at the beginning of January. Here's the one I use, taken from the original Free Church cookbook.
8oz (225g) self-raising flour
3oz (75g) castor sugar
3/4 tsp bicarb of soda
1 1/5 (one and a half) tsp cream of tartar
1 dessert spoon syrup
1 tblsp cooking oil
8 tblsp milk
(The tablespoon measure is the actual tablespoon measure; not the item of cutlery!)
1. Grease griddle (I do this only sometimes, and only very lightly with butter)
2. Sieve all dry ingredients into a bowl.
3. Add eggs, syrup, oil and milk and beat well.
4. Bake dessert spoons of mixture on prepared griddle, turning pancakes to do underside.
5. Cool between a folded tea-towel to prevent drying out.
I've found the key to pancakes is the heat of the griddle. I begin heating the griddle, or griddles, on a low heat before I begin making the pancakes. This gives an even heat over the surface of the whole pan.