Usually it’s Mr VS’s job to whip up something special on a Sunday Morning. But I was husband-less this weekend, and recovering from a seriously horrible whooping-couch style lurgy, so I had to do the Sunday-brunch honours. Rather than anything healthy, the kids got treated to a bit of pancake love. I posted a pic on Facebook and had a request for the recipe, so here is the best American style pancake recipe I’ve found…
2 cups plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 eggs, lightly whisked
1½ cups milk
1/3 cup sugar
75g butter, melted
Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add in the salt. Then whisk in the eggs, milk, sugar and butter.
Heat a frying pan over medium heat, add a bit more butter, then pour in 1/2 cup amounts of mixture. Cooks until starting to bubble, then flip and cook both sides until golden and middle is cooked.
Admittedly, there isn’t anything healthy to speak of – no vegies at all. But if you pop some fruit on top then everything is ok, right? So we had one pancake with banana and maple syrup, then a second with nutella! My body is post-sickness craving carbs and sugar and I’m happy to indulge it for a couple of days. Of course, if you’re after a healthier pancake recipe, it’s hard to beat my Oaty pancakes. They’re not as sweet, but absolutely delicious.
And the best bit about Mr VS being away? We’ve got leftover pancakes, which means yesterday’s pancakes are now happily sitting in the kid’s lunchboxes for a Monday treat.
PS apologies if you’ve now got John Paul Young stuck in your head [insert snigger]!