Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Pancake Perfection


Hello Beautiful!

Across the world, people are celebrating Shrove Tuesday or as many call it - Pancake day. For many young adults and children, the day is on a similar level to Christmas and Easter - consuming pancakes all around the clock.

With many people opting for the traditional pancake with clich├ęd lemon juice and sugar; I have decided to mix things up a little. With a growing interest in trying new foods whilst trying to be reasonably healthy, I have scoured the internet for new ways to update and reinvent the classic pancake.

On the Good Food website, I have found the perfect mixture of fun and healthy! lemon and blueberry pancakes which are less than 70 calories each!

Blueberry & lemon pancakes


200g plain flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
half of a tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp golden syrup
75g blueberries
zest 1 lemon
200ml milk
1 large egg
butter, for cooking


  1. First, put the flour, cream of tartar and bicarbonate of soda in the bowl. Mix them well with the fork. Drop the golden syrup into the dry ingredients along with the blueberries and lemon zest.
  2. Pour the milk into a measuring jug. Now break in the egg and mix well with a fork. Pour most of the milk mixture into the bowl and mix well with a rubber spatula. Keep adding more milk until you get a smooth, thick, pouring batter.
  3.  Heat the frying pan and brush with a little butter. Then spoon in the batter, 1 tbsp at a time, in heaps. Bubbles will appear on top as the pancakes cook – turn them at this stage, using the metal spatula to help you. Cook until brown on the second side, then keep warm on a plate, covered with foil. Repeat until all the mixture is used up.
With Shrove Tuesday marking the beginning of lent - a time recognised for giving up fatty or unhealthy items, today is a perfect opportunity to treat yourself while being good to your body.
How will you be having your pancakes today?

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