I am such a pancake lover it’s unbelievable! I could never wait just one day a year to eat them like a lot of people do to indulge in the delicious stuff! We don’t eat pancakes every day, or even every week but we probably eat them a lot more frequently than the average person. My love for pancakes dates back to when I was a child, I loved my mum’s homemade pancakes, although she rarely ever made them. I remember promising myself that when I was older I would eat pancakes as much as I wanted, and I stayed to true my promise! I love the taste and diversity, however, my mum used to sometimes put pancakes in the bottom of her stew for Shrove Tuesday, which I wasn’t really into.
I think everybody prefers their own flavour and toppings for their pancakes, from chocolate and maple syrup to fruit and lemons. Personally, my favourite is a plain homemade pancake with lemon juice. I just love it! It’s so simple, yet so yummy. This is what we were always given as a child on pancake day and no matter what other flavours and topping I have tried throughout my life, lemon pancakes remain my absolute favourite!
As a mother of two, soon to be three! I am always looking for new fun recipes for the kids, especially for breakfast time.Today I woke up and decided that we should have a fruity pancake morning. Both of my kids love fruit, particularly strawberries. They are like two little strawberry monsters when they get going! Unfortunately, I forgot to buy some more lemons after I used them all for my Spanish chicken recipe a few days before so I decided to make berry pancakes for all of us.
Just as I predicted, the berries didn’t last very long at all on the kid’s plates, before they had both scoffed them all! I don’t like to add sugar or sweeteners to my kid’s food especially as fruit already has plenty of natural sugars in them. I would have added some lemon juice, had I remembered the lemons but next time I definitely will. I did add a sprinkle of sugar to my pancake though as I was missing my lemon juice and craved something a little sweeter.
Usually, when I make pancakes the first one typically doesn’t go right, but today they all turned out completely perfect! I was so proud especially as I made several lots and they all looked and tasted perfect without any falling apart. I was one very proud mummy!
The fruity pancakes went down a complete treat for everyone. I love our random pancake days, I really do! What I loved about the fruity pancakes is that they’re healthy, a nice treat but also they are quite filling which makes them perfect for a breakfast meal as they keep you full up until lunchtime. To be honest, depending on how many people your feeding their not very time consuming to make either. If you fancy trying my pancake recipe out I have posted it below the picture, you can add any topping you wish however the fruit really does taste delicious with the pancakes! I would definitely recommend for people to try to this one.
- 300ml Milk
- 100g Plain Flour
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1/2 Tablespoons Rapeseed Oil ( You may need extra for frying)
- Add 100g of plain flour to a large mixing bowl.
- Crack and whisk two large eggs into the flour mixture.
- Pour in 300ml of milk and whisk the mixture together to create a smooth batter.
- Add in 1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil and stir well.
- Place a medium/large frying pan over a medium heat and add in some rapeseed oil.
- Once the oil and pan is hot pour in some of the pancake batter, you can add more or less depending on how big you would like your pancakes to be. Cook each pancake for one minute on either side until they are golden.
- Remove from the heat and place on a plate.
- Serve the pancakes with your choice of filling.
* You can add some fresh berries to the top of your pancakes to create fruity pancakes and squeeze on some lemon juice. Alternatively, you can sprinkle with the top with some sugar.