Regardless of what day it falls on we always do a special breakfast for birthdays even if it is a school day. This time it was Lemon Pancakes served with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and cream, no calories spared but what the hell eh?
The recipe was taken from a BBC Good Food magazine supplement and was supposed to include Blueberries but in the absence of such fruits an omission was made and we ended up with these adorable breakfast companions. Cooked by our house guest Ivy (she got up early to make them too!), photographed by me and scoffed by all. Enjoy.YOU WILL NEED
200g Plain Flour
1tsp Cream of Tartar
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1 tsp Golden Syrup
Zest 1 Lemon
1 Large Egg
Butter for frying
1. Put the flour, cream of tartar and bicarb in a bowl and mix well. Stir in the golden syrup and the lemon zest.
2. Pour the milk into a measuring jug, break in the egg and mix well. Pour most of the milk into the flour mix and stir well with a rubber spatua. Add the remaining milk until you get a smooth, thick, pouring batter.
3. Heat the frying pan and brush with a little butter. When hot, spoon in the batter, 1 tbsp at a time. Bubbles will appear on the top as the pancakes cook – turn them at this stage, using a metal spatula. Cook until brown on both sides, then keep warm on a plate, covered with foil. Repeat until all the mixture is used up and serve with whatever takes your fancy!
[stextbox id=”tmk-box”]Visit the BBC Good Food website HERE [/stextbox]