The one egg morning or pancakes for breakfast

Today is a one egg morning. Sunday is probably the only morning when we get chance to have a proper cooked breakfast. We also didn't plan ahead and so we found ourselves with a couple slices of bacon and just the one egg to feed all three of us.


Well it was until I had a brainwave, turned to Nigella and decided to cook up some American style pancakes.

Because there is only three of us (and one egg) I made half this recipe, and once the batter was made poured half out into a jug. It blended the remainder with half a ripe banana and a pinch or two of cinnamon for Little D, who luckily enough is not a fan of bacon.

What you need is:
30 grams butter
225 grams plain flour
2 heaped teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 pinch of salt
300 ml full fat milk
2 large eggs

How to make them:

Melt the butter in the microwave, let cool.

Pour the butter and the rest of the ingredients  into the blender and whizz it up. Try not to over whizz and your pancakes should turn out nice and light and fluffy.  If you don't have a blender beat together as if making English pancakes.

Once the batter is made heat a small, non stick, heavy based frying pan. Drop in a small cube of butter and start frying. I pour straight from the jug as the batter is very thick and therefore quite controllable. I make 4 inch pancakes but you can make larger or smaller When you see bubbles on the surface no wi sthe time to turn over, cook for a couple of minutes further on the other side.

I serve them piled up with warmed golden or maple syrup, dotted with butter and the slice of crispy bacon on top.

If making banana pancakes leave off the bacon and serve with a dollop of thick greek yoghurt.

Eat while they are nice and hot!


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