Thursday, 23 February 2012

We Made Pancakes in PJ's ...

Did you make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? We started ours at 8.00 p.m. with Miss. K. in her PJ's, apron and of course, her chefs hat! Who knows she might start off a new trend - cooking whilst in your pyjamas! After Miss. K. came home from school I asked her to put on some of her old clothes as we would be making pancakes and she might get batter everywhere - her choice, an old pair of PJ's!
She beat the egg whislt sat in a crouched position!

She sieved the flour! Just spotted that she's got her school socks on - what a style guru!

She whisked the batter!

It helps if you hold the bowl steady!

Let's add some more to the mix!

 The final stage - frying the pancakes!

The kitchen was filled up with smoke and the fire alarm went off twice - at least we know it works!
No photos of the finished article as we ate them all!
Miss. K. retired to bed with a stomach full of pancakes!
"At least I don't have to change into my PJ's - I'll just wear these!" she said - there was some logic to wearing the PJ's then!

This is the recipe that we followed:-

125g plain flour
1 medium egg
275ml - 300ml semi-skimmed milk
1 tablespoon of icing sugar / caster sugar
Pinch of salt
 Grated nutmeg

To make the batter, sift the flour with a pinch of salt. Make a well in the centre and pour in the egg and slowly whisk in the milk to make a smooth batter. Add the icing sugar and nutmeg and continue whisking until the mixture is the consistency of pouring cream.

Rest the batter for 20 minutes.

Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add a small cupful of batter to the frying pan, tilting the pan to swirl the batter evenly and thinly.

Use a palette knife to help you turn the pancake over unless you're the adventurous type and want to toss it!

Place the pancake on a plate and start making the next pancake. Be sure to separate the pancakes on the plate so that they don't stick together - we used kitchen roll but greasproof paper would also suffice!

Eat whilst still warm with sugar and lemon!


N.B. None of the recipes that I sourced on the internet mentioned the nutmeg - this was my gran's tip! If you haven't tried pancakes with nutmeg - you don't know what you've been missing!

Be back soon!



  1. Fabulous fun ! I was so bad at making Pancakes until I sat with my two watching Blue Peter & mastered them !!!!
    I made the batter the night before & they had them for brekkies & was told they were great. I don't like them anymore !

  2. Looks like you all had fun. I was a bad mum and forgot about it! I've promised at the weekend - yes I know that's not the idea behind Shrove Tuesday... but...

  3. What a lovely way to make pancakes! And to go to bed dreaming of pancakes after making them in pyjamas!
    Have you ever put nutmeg on porridge, and my mum used to and I put nutmeg in mash potatoes.
    Julie xxxxxxx

  4. What a cute little chef in training you have there.....pancakes with blueberry syrup is my favorite or raspberries and whip cream!! you made me hungry....

  5. Can you believe I forgot about pancakes this year! In my defence no one reminded me. We're making ours today ... better late than never! So glad to read that you are getting over your run in with Amoxycillin x

  6. We were pancaking around the same time as you on Tuesday! I make vegan pancakes because I'm not terribly keen on eggs and milk and they're super simple. Dave has to have wheat free pancakes as he can't eat wheat but we've finally perfected a wheat free recipe! I ate 11 and was quite stuffed! I had two at school earlier too!

    I love them with orange juice and a sprinkling of sugar but I might try yout nutmeg tip next time we have them!

    For some reason, although I'm following you, your last couple of posts didn't show up on my blogger page so I missed them. Hopefully it will sort itself out soon, I'll have keep popping back until then!

  7. Looks like Miss K. did a great job! We missed doing pancakes this year for sure, though! I have just discovered your lovely blog, and am a new follower!


  8. We had pancakes too, was very rushed and didn't photograph them but they tasted lovely. I like them with lemon juice and sugar. Will need to try the nutmeg next time.

  9. Looks like your daughter knew what she was doing! Great photos!
    We had them too, starting with lemon and sugar ones and ending with nutella and sliced banana, rolled up then drizzled with maple syrup - they were yum!!!

    Gill xx


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