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Thursday, 9 June 2011

The big pancake

Lately I've had pancakes on my mind because Jasmine T makes me read this to her most nights...

I can tell you now, if one of these pancakes went rolling off,

a mother
seven hungry, little boys
a man
a cat
a cock
a duck
and a cow

would definitely be running to catch it.

What you need
(makes about 8 pancakes, enough for about 2 1/2 people)
1 cup SR flour
1 cup of milk
1 egg
pinch of salt
a mashed banana - the blacker the better
a handful of blueberries (optional)

The do
Dump the flour, egg milk and salt into a mixing bowl and whisk until all the lumps are gone. Add the banana and blueberries and mix in with a fork.
Heat a nonstick frying pan on high - when it's red hot throw in a knob of butter and swoosh it around the pan. Add half a ladle of mixture to the pan to make each pancake, taking care not to over crowd. When it starts to bubble a little on the surface, give the underside a little peek and if it's golden brown flip it over. Cook for a minute or so then transfer onto a plate. Keep going until all the mixture is gone.
Gobble them down with a big dollop of of Rachel's coconut yoghurt and a little maple syrup or honey.
Not only are these deeeelicious, they are perfect for making use of fruit that is past it's best - apples or pears instead of banana would also go down well.

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