Monday, August 8, 2011

The Perfect Weekend Breakfast in Bed

Okay, it just about never occurs, but breakfast in bed is one of my all time favourite weekend treats. Is there anything better than waking up to the rain pouring down, and being greeted with a steaming coffee and a plate of pancakes layered with yogurt, strawberries, syrup and ice cream? I think not!
I'm of the opinion that every mum should have one of these breakys in bed at least every few months and just ooze back into the pillows with a magazine and enjoy the beginning of her "day off". Not that a housewife ever has a day off, but you know. Let's just pretend its a day we don't have to work either...just until we have to get out of bed and that plate of oozy pancakes has disappeared.
Men: you wont regret it. Who doesn't want brownie points?

PANCAKES WITH STRAWBERRIES (adapted from Better Homes and Gardens 07/11)

1 cup self raising flour
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
60g butter
2 tbsp honey
1 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
Maple Syrup
Strawberry yogurt

Sift flour and bicarb into a medium sized bowl. Heat butter and honey in a small saucepan over a low heat. Cook, stirring, until the butter has melted and is smooth. Set aside to cool.
Add milk and beaten egg to the butter mixture and whisk until combined. Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the wet mixture. Stir until a smooth batter forms.
Add a little butter to the base of a large fry pan, at medium heat. Dollop four spoonfuls of batter into the fry pan at once. When bubbles begin to burst on the surface of the pancakes, flip and cook the other side until golden. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with your choice of topping and filling.
We used strawberry yogurt between the layers and slices of strawberry, maple syrup and a dob of ice cream on the top. Yum!

Serves 3-4

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