We take a more educational approach for kids this month showcasing knife skills, cooking hacks plus our favourite cheat recipes, perfect for the little ones to make without any adult supervision. School’s out, so get the kids into the kitchen and busy making you breakfast in bed.
Total Time 15-20 Min • Makes 18-20
2 cups cake flour, sifted
2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs, whisked
2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp butter, melted
canola oil or butter for frying
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and butter until smooth.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix to create a smooth batter.
- Heat oil or butter in a large pan.
- Ladle 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan and swirl to coat the base.
- Fry for about 3-4 minutes over a low heat, then flip and fry the other side until lightly golden and cooked through.
- Place pancakes on kitchen or baking paper and repeat with remaining batter.
The Traditional Take
Combine sugar and cinnamon and give your pancakes a generous dusting of it. Add a drizzle of honey, even.
Serve with citrus slices or segments with honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg.
Fill pancakes with lemon curd or cream cheese, fresh berries and drizzle with honey.
The Sweet Life
Add dollops of caramel or chocolate spread to pancakes and sprinkle with chopped nuts for crunch.
Tips To Flop Proof Your Pancakes
- Fold egg whites into the batter for a lighter, fluffier pancake.
- Decant batter into a squeeze bottle to create interesting shapes in the frying pan.
- Fold through soft caramel, melted milk chocolate or berry coulis to flavour the batter.
- Swap the milk for the buttermilk or cream to get a much richer batter.
Words by Sjaan Van Der Ploeg
Photography: Fresh Living Magazine, Shutterstock