Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Made with Love
7.15am found me making porridge with my left hand and pikelets (pancakes) with my right. I'm often to be found like this if I have forgotten to bake something for morning tea/recess the day before. Pre-school are particularly strict about what is, and is not, allowed to be brought and anything packaged is strongly discouraged ie wrapped back up and sent home. Thankfully Husband was on hand to make sandwiches or we may have had a bus-missing situation for No1 Boy.
No2 Boy was packing his things in his lunch box (he ended up getting back into pj's and back into bed but that's another story) and noticed this...
...maybe not quite as exciting as a celebrity face, but he was delighted!
It has taken me literally years to master pancakes/pikelets. They were always too runny, burnt too easily didn't cook etc. I would try, have a disaster, then not bother again for ages until I got fed up buying them for the kids lunch boxes when I knew they were super simple. My recipe, which is now marked indelibly on my brain is 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour, 2 tbsp sugar, 185 mls milk, one egg and 60g of butter, melted. I melt my butter while measuring out the dry ingredients, then mix my milk and egg in one of those snazzy little salad dressing recipe thingys (it has the marks up the side for the various ingredients for 3 or 4 different dressings then a whisk attached to the lid). I add that to the flour and sugar, mix, then add the melted butter. I have then discovered what you all knew already, that patience is the key! Med-high heat, flip when bubbling and hey presto! Lovely fat pikelets.
Since I have failed to bake this afternoon (ill child plus activities don't make for good baking time), I'll be found making porridge and pikelets again tomorrow morning!
Night night xx