Bank Holiday Brunch

Bank Holiday Brunch

Lazy Bank Holiday mornings deserve a fabulous brunch! This one is always a hit with my family. American/Scottish style pancakes. This recipe makes 12 to 16 pancakes, depending on how big you make them and will serve four to six people. Ingredients

  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 30 g butter (melted and cooled)
  • 300 ml milk (preferably full fat but I have used semi skimmed)
  • 225 g plain flour
  • a little butter for frying (or vegetable oil if cooking on an AGA)

  1. Put the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl and make a well in the flour mixture, beat in the eggs, melted butter and milk then transfer to a jug to make pouring easier. Of course, you can just blitz all the ingredients together in a blender.
  2. Heat a large flat non-stick frying pan or griddle and add a little butter before pouring the pancake mixture in rounds approximately the size of a jam jar lid. AGA owners can cook the pancakes directly on the simmering plate, which will benefit from a little oil rather than butter to stop the pancakes from sticking.
  3. When you cook the pancakes, watch for the upper side of the pancake bubbling and then you know that it is time to turn them, the second side only needs around a minute.
  4. Serve with crispy smoked streaky bacon or fruit; either way, there must be lashings of maple syrup.

Of course, after treating everyone else, it's time to treat yourself. Order one of our fabulous aprons so that next time you cook you'll be doing it in style!

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