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

600 grams all-purpose flour
50 grams baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
50 grams sugar


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 😉

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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 😀


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