Fan-flippin-tastic – Granny’s Pancakes

If you’ve been reading my posts regularly, you’ll know that I’ve been extending my breakfast repertoire. I’ve been setting the alarm clock (well, the ‘harp’ on my iPhone) to wake me 10 minutes earlier than usual and wowing the kids with a more exciting brekkie.

Here’s my (dearly departed) Granny’s pancake recipe. I must have written it down around 1981 because it’s written on the same pink paper I used to write down the lyrics to “Vienna” by Ultravox – which was a whole blogpost in itself! πŸ˜‰

The recipe makes about 10 small, fairly thin pancakes – the type we call ‘dropped scones’ in Scotland – which is just enough for me and the kids’ breakfast (we eat them after we’ve had our mΓΌsli/porridge oats). If you like your pancakes bigger and thinner, add more milk. If you want smaller ‘blini’ style pancakes, use a bit more flour. If you want them fatter, add a teeny bit of baking powder. And if you want more pancakes, double the recipe! πŸ˜‰

You’ll need:

  • 4oz or 100g or 4 heaped tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of oil (doesn’t matter which kind)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 pint or 1/2 cup of milk

Beat the ingredients together with a fork or whisk. Pour small ladlefuls of the mixture into a hot frying pan. I can normally get three or four of them into the pan at a time. Flip them over when they look ‘dry’ on the top and finish cooking. Repeat until you’re done then…bon appΓ©tit!

Hope you have a simply super Saturday! πŸ™‚