We all know looking for a new job can be stressful, and a tasty, well deserved meal after a hard days job hunting is the perfect recipe to relax and unwind.
Pancakes were first invented as a way to use up the milk, eggs and butter in the home before Lent. Lent is often a time for giving up, but it can also be a time for starting something new, like finding the perfect new job and leaving your old career behind.
- 135g/4¾oz plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 130ml/4½fl oz milk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp melted butter (allowed to cool slightly) plus extra for cooking
- To serve:
- Maple syrup
Plus your choice of:
- Frozen Berries
- Whipped Cream
- Ice Cream
- Bacon (yes, really)
Easy 5 step-method:
- Using a sieve, sift the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl or mug, whisk together the milk and egg, then whisk in the melted butter.
- Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and, using a fork, beat until you have a smooth batter. Let the batter stand for a few minutes to thicken.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a little butter. When it’s melted, add a ladle of batter. It will be quite thick but don’t worry, that’s the secret to a great fluffy pancake. Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then flip it over (with a spatula or if you’re feeling brave try and flip it) and cook until both sides are golden brown in colour and the pancake has risen to about 1cm (½in) thick.
- Repeat until you have as many pancakes as you need. You can keep the pancakes warm in a low-heated oven, but they always taste best straight from the pan.
- Then it’s your choice, sweet or savoury. We recommend you try Bacon, Ice cream and maple syrup. Sounds like it shouldn’t work but it’s lip-smacklingly delicious. Of course they are just as tasty with some frozen berries and ice cream or just a simple mix of maple syrup and butter.
By Dominic Jones