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Make Your Own Pancake Mix

Posted by on 7 November 2008

So there I was last night, sprawled on the carpet in front of the TV, trying to relax after another harrowing day at the office. I was flipping channels like there’s no tomorrow when I saw Nigella Lawson preparing an instant pancake mix. Quickly grabbing a pen, I scribbled the recipe at the first piece of paper I found — the back of the envelope of this month’s Astro bill.

Eager to try the recipe, we had this for breakfast today. The older kids loved this so much, they didn’t leave any for me nor the twins for breakfast this morning. So when I got back from work today, I whipped up a special batch for myself…for dinner. Who says pancakes are strictly breakfast fare? ;)

Make a batch today and never buy pancake mixes again! Here’s the recipe:-

Nigella’s Pancake Mix

Stack of pancakes with butter & maple syrupIngredients:
600 grams all-purpose flour
50 grams baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
50 grams sugar

Method:

Mix well and store in an airtight container.

When you’re ready to make your pancakes, simply scoop out one cup of the instant pancake mix and add 1 egg and 1 cup of milk. Preheat your non-stick pan (greased lightly) while you whisk all the ingredients together.

Pour a small amount into the hot pan using a ladle. Flip the pancakes when bubbles start forming on top.

Serve with a pat of butter and some maple syrup.

Yet another mom-tested, kid-approved recipe for y’all. Thanks, Nigella ;)

Image by paulapes

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Quick Update (9-Nov): I forgot to mention that Nigella actually added 1 tbsp of melted butter into her batter, then cooked the pancakes in a griddle without greasing it. Creature of habit that I am, I prefer to pour the teensiest bit of oil into my non-stick pan, move it around a bit and pour out the excess, if any. As for the topping: Nigella simmered some blueberries with maple syrup. One day, when I get my hands on some blueberries, I’ll try making that :D

8 Responses to Make Your Own Pancake Mix

  1. Sinta

    I adore pancakes ^_^ What’s great is that UK has a pancake day! A day devoted to pancakes.. Oh, I love! Thanks for the recipe :) I’ll definitely give it a try. My pancakes sometimes come too mushy 0_o

  2. J.

    I love Nigella, and love breakfast food for dinner even more! Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. avril

    Ah, it looks good!

  4. odette

    we wuv pancakes too. and this is a quick whip! i’m copying it now! :)

  5. sheng

    I can snag this, right? Hehe, well, the pancakes are the kids favorite too, so yeah, I am surely copying this. Thanks Mimi!

  6. Munchkin Mommy

    i haven’t made pancakes in a while. which reminds me, i should check if the boxed mix i have is still any good. i’m going to bookmark this entry! possible entry for my food blog! hee hee! :D thanks for sharing the recipe, mimi! :)

  7. Vivi

    Thanks Mimi… I watched the series too… but I couldn’t lay my hands on a pen… n my measurements were all skewed. I have a very fussy one year old and an even fussier husband…. so planning on makin pancakes for breakfast and servin it up with blueberry sauce.
    Thanks again…
    anymore recipes for one yr olds?

  8. Mimi

    vivi: i’ll post more toddler-friendly recipes soon. i’ve got a few in hand, but i feel they’ll look better with some pics to accompany them ;)

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