Wednesday, January 23, 2008


On days when we have time for a relatively relaxed breakfast I make pancakes. I learned these from our neighbours, the Ahmeds, when I was a very young girl. The recipe is simple, perfect for a child to learn. In those days we'd spread jam or honey on the pancakes, now of course, we have many more options. These pancakes are thin and more like crepes but since I've grown up calling them pancakes, to me that's what they are.


1 cup plain flour
1 cup milk
1 egg
A pinch of salt

oil for frying

Combine the first four ingredients in a bowl to make a runny batter. Refrigerate for half an hour.
Heat flat non stick pan and add a little oil. Stir the batter and pour a ladle of batter on the pan and let it form a flat pancake by tilting the pan from side to side. Let bubbles form on the surface. Using a flat spatula flip the pancake and cook the other side. Make the pancakes thick or thin, as you like.
Serve hot with jam, honey, peanut butter, Nutella spread…whatever you like.

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