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Sunday Pancakes

On a Sunday, we usually have something that involves a little less cooking for tea! I cant really remember how we fell into this, but we all really like it, and I especially like the break from cooking. We will often have scrambled eggs, or beans on toast, or our favourite-pancakes!

These pancakes are the drop scone type, rather than the tradiitonal crepe type ones we all ahve on Shrove Tuesday. But they have the advantage that you can pre-make a big load of the dry ingredients, and then make them quickly when you need to! The recipe is from Nigella Express,

nigella express

and is for her Homemade Instant Pancake Mix

For the pancake mix you need:

  • 600g plain flour
  • 3 tbsps baking powder
  • 2 tsps bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 40 caster or vanilla sugar
  • Mix all the ingredients together and store in a jar! I tend to make a double batch and keep it in a breakfast cereal tupperware box thing. But then we do eat quite a lot of pancakes…

To make the batter and the pancakes:

For each 150g pancake mix, add and whisk together:

  • 1 free-range egg
  • 250ml milk (semi-skimmed or whole0
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • Heat a griddle or frying pan with no oil 
  • Spoon drops of 1.5-2 tbsps of batter into the hot pan


  • When bubbles start to show on the surface, flip them over to make them golden brown on both sides (a minute or so each side should do it)

I get 16 out of this usually. I make the first eight plain, and then add some raisins to the batter for the last eight.

Nigella suggests serving with blueberry syrup, but I just tend to pile jars of jam, peanut butter, chocolate spread and syrup on the table. I add a bowl of chopped or stewed fruit in the hope that someone will eat some, and also some soured cream, or mascarpone if there is some lurking in the fridge.

Any that are left (a rareity in this house) make great snacks cold for the Smalls the following day!


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  • Reply Jojo February 12, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA totally got confused and popped the milk into the whole lots of dry ingredients! THEN read the bit saying to use 150g, oops! Just made the biggest batch of mega fluffy pancakes.

    • Reply Jen February 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      They are great cold as snacks for the Smalls (or the bigs too!). I reckon they would freezer pretty well too 🙂

  • Reply antoinette . (@divasupermum) January 14, 2013 at 9:13 am

    looks lovely,and won’t break the bank

    • Reply Jen January 14, 2013 at 10:27 am

      They are! And as you say, nice and cheap too 🙂

  • Reply Joanna January 13, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    We also eat a lot of pancakes. I love chopped pears (from a tin) with a teench of cocoa powder in side the pancake and then cinnamon on top. Also ham, cheese and honey. We also do the jars, bowls, etc. on the table so everyone can choose.

    • Reply Jen January 14, 2013 at 8:11 am

      Sounds delish! Will definitely be trying the pears 🙂

  • Reply Jo aka Kiwijo January 13, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Yummy!!!! We’re big fans on out Slow Cooker Sundays round here, I love just lobbing everything in and leaving it to do its thing. Yay for lazy Sunday tea’s :o)

    • Reply Jen January 14, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      Sounds fab Jo. I keep forgetting about my slow cooker. Really should make more of an effort to use it. I like the sound of slow cooker Sundays!

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