Monday, December 8, 2008


Pancake day is always a big deal in the Grendel House.

Both junior grendels like to help me mix the batter (my own secret recipe!) and then have to receive monogram pancakes as their reward (for some reason they taste even better as a letter.

It is always messy and sticky, but the added bonus of a big batch of pikelets to take to school/kindy the next day makes it very worthwhile.

This particular batter goes very with with a spicy coffee!

Now the Secret recipe (which is a secret no more):

  • 1.5 cups of SR Flour
  • half a cup of castor sugar
  • 1 egg
  • teaspoon of baking powder
  • 70g of butter
  • vanilla
  • salt
  • milk


Sift the dry indgredients into a mixing bowl then make a well in the centre. Place the egg softened butter into the well and add a dash of vanilla and half a cup of whole milk.

Mix and add more milk as required to get a smooth thick batter. Let settle for 5 minutes while the pan heats.

Heat the pan to a medium heat.

I find pouring batter from a jug the easiest way to make lots of pancakes with the least mess.

Test the pan with a pour of batter - If it rises nicely then you've got it.

Incidentally - we cook ours on a flat-based sandwich press, these are the most amazing things to cook pancakes on although you do have to make it level by placing something underneath. A bigger press is better - I can do 5 pancakes at a time on ours.

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