Recipe: home made pancakes for mum

pancakesMaking mom something special for breakfast on Sunday – Mother’s Day – is a sure way to let her know you are thinking of her. Try this recipe for home-made flapjacks, and add a creative touch by piping the batter into the shape of a word or even a heart.

Preparation time is around 15 minutes, and it will take roughly five minutes per batch to cook. The recipe makes four servings.

Mother's Day


1½ cups self-rising flour
½ cup milk
2 eggs
½ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 pinch of salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


Using a hand or electric beater, beat the eggs and milk together until fluffy. Mix in the flour, a pint of salt, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla essence. Mix together until you have a smooth batter.

Let the batter rest for 30 minutes if you have the time, as it will cook more evenly. However, this step is not essential.

Heat a pan on medium, and spray the pan with non-stick or melt a dab of butter.

Pour your batter into an icing bag, and cut off a tiny hole at the end. It really must be a small hole or it will not make a thin enough stream to create the lettering.

And this is how you add the love: carefully pipe in the pan a letter at a time, starting with the alphabet “I”, flip over when cooked and repeat the process for the words you want to say to mum.

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