The perfect pancakes

I know I’m a bit late for a pancake recipe, it being a week or two past pancake day, but I remembered this pancake recipe when my dad and I made them the other week, so I thought I’d tell you! Here are the instructions, just the right amount for about five people…

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 6 ounces of plan flour
  • 10.5 fluid ounces of milk
  • 4.5 fluid ounces of water
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter

Method:

  1. Weigh out the 6 ounces of plain flour, and put it in a big bowl.
  2. Measure the water and the milk into a large measuring jug.
  3. Add the eggs to the bowl with the flour in, then mix the two together.
  4. Pour a little bit of the liquid into the flour and egg mixture, adding little bits at a time, making sure that there aren’t any lumps and it is smooth.
  5. Carry on pouring it in, stirring as you go, until all of the liquid is mixed in.
  6. Add two of the three tablespoons of butter into the mixture and stir.
  7. Put the last tablespoon of butter into a ramekin or small bowl for oiling the pan.
  8. Turn the hob on to medium heat, and pour the mixture into a jug so it is easier to get out to ladle onto the pan.
  9. Put the pan onto the hob, and ladle enough mixture onto to cover the bottom of the pan.
  10. When it has been on there for a while, get a fish slice to flip it over; the side that has already been on the bottom of the pan should be nicely browned and cooked.
  11. When the other side is also cooked, take it off the pan and onto a plate, being ready to ladle the next pancake mixture onto the pan.
  12. Carry on doing this until all of your pancake mixture is gone, and you will be left will a plate full of pancakes! Remember to turn the hob off after you have finished…
  13. I love my pancakes best with sugar, lemon juice and nutmeg, but I would also try nutella, whipped cream and banana, as that is my second favourite!

I hope you follow my instructions to make these, as you won’t regret it!

SparrowHorse x

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Paper Flowers

Hi, today i’m going to talk about an interesting paper flower thingy I’ve learnt to make. I found it in a craft book called Paper Made, which has loads of great ideas in it. I was flicking through it the other day and saw these instructions:

What you need:

10 ish cupcake or muffin cases (I use muffin ones as I think they work better because they are deeper than cupcake ones) 

a sewing needle

pva glue

About six inches of thin wire ( I use silver or grey ) 

Method:

  1. Make a stack of the 10 cupcake cases and flatten them. Use the sewing needle to create two holes about half an inch apart through the bottom center of the layers of cases.
  2. thread the wire through the holes, going up through one, then down through the second. Tie a knot or twist the wire right underneath the cases so the wire doesn’t come out.  
  3. Seperate the muffin cases one at a time, twisting each one to make the flower nice and full, making it look more like a flower than a bunch of muffin cases
  4. I made my first one, then realised that you could see the wire through the gap in the middle and it made it look quite ugly. I used pva glue to just glue the middle together…
  5. if you want to stick it onto a present or something, I would recommend using a little glue or double sided tape to stick it on, cutting the wire so it is short and you can’t see it
  6. finished!

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i hope you get a chance to make it,

SparrowHorse x