I have started a weekend tradition called pancake Sundays, really what it means is that Mr Goldie and I sit down to a yummy brunch on a Sunday morning and just take time to chill out and talk. I have made french toast, waffles, and pancakes on different occasions. As we have had the most amazing weather this summer in Auckland, most of the time we will eat outside. It is such a treat.
This Pancake recipe is a Nigella Lawson recipe, and makes the most perfect fluffy pancakes. The addition of banana’s in the batter is magic. It makes them light and fluffy without adding too much sweetness – they still work perfectly with bacon and syrup.
1 very ripe banana (mashed)
150 gms plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1.2 teaspoon baking soda
250 mls of buttermilk or natural unsweetened yogurt
1 teaspoon caster sugar
30 gm butter, melted and cooled slightly
Put all the ingredients in a blender (or a bowl using a hand mixer) and beat until a smooth batter forms. Stir in the melted butter just before you are ready to cook the pancakes. In a non stick frying pan, pour in about half a cup at a time. Once bubbles form, flip the pancake and cook on the other side.
I served ours with bacon, plums, blueberries and bacon. Drizzle with maple syrup.
This recipe is so easy, leave it open for the boys to see on your birthday or Mothers day! You will be in for a treat.