Just after Rocky and I had came home from the hospital I was generously given a box of homemade pancake mix from someone very thoughtful. She happens to be the same someone who wrote this mini meditation for mums, something else that has come in very handy since we’ve come home from hospital.
This recipe is a Nigella Lawson classic. You might wonder why anyone would need premix for pancakes? Surely pancakes are just flour, milk and egg? Well that might do if you want to make regular old pancakes. These pancakes are Nigella pancakes. Fluffy and light and slightly sweet. Pimped out pancakes, if you like.
Homemade Pancake Mix
Ingredients – For the pancake mix
4 cups/600 grams plain flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon salt
40 grams caster sugar (or vanilla sugar)
Ingredients – For the batter (to each 1 cup of pancake mix, add and whisk together)
1 large egg
1 cup/250 ml semi skimmed milk (or full fat)
1 tablespoon melted butter
For the Pancake mix: Mix all the ingredients together and store in a jar.
- When ready to make the pancakes, proceed as follows: Heat a frying pan with no oil.
- Spoon drops of 1½-2 tablespoons of batter onto the hot griddle or into the pan and, when bubbles appear on the surface of the little pancakes, flip them over to make them golden brown on both sides. A minute or so a side should do it.
- Should make about 15 pancakes, each about 8cm in diameter.
How do you like your pancakes?