After such a crazy busy week and weekend after weekend of being constantly busy, we have made the most of staying home this weekend, and getting a few chores done. It has also meant that I have been able to spend some time pottering in the kitchen without being in a rush to eat.
This morning I got to have a lay-in, a bit of mummy time for a few hours. My wonderful hubby occupied the kids so I could get a well-deserved rest. Upon apearing from the bedroom and being greeted with cuddles and excited faces, I asked “Who wants Pancakes?” “MEEEE!” was the enthusiastic reply.
So out came the griddle and I furthered my quest to find the perfect pancake recipe. I have had some great pancakes made for me, I have bought some pretty amazing ones when out, but have only managed to make some good ones at home. The recipe that I have had for the last 10 years is actually not too bad. A friend made them while staying at our place a long time back. They are awesome in the fact that they can either be sweet or savory as they don’t have sugar in them – just adjust them with a topping. But even though I have followed her recipe to a T, they have never been as good as hers. I wonder if that is because something always tastes better when someone else makes it for you?
I have tried various American Pancake recipes, much like the one we tried today, but they seem more like hotcakes or large pikelets rather than pancakes. I had to adapt today’s new recipe as it tasted strongly of Baking Powder and was very thick, so they rose quite high. I have tried using Nan’s Pikelet mixture and thinning that down, but the pancakes don’t seem to work out so well. So the search continues. If you have a great recipe, let me know. I am on the search for a great one, one that makes you stop and say, “wow, that really was a great pancake!”.