Grandma’s Pancakes

Growing up, Sunday’s were the days we had a fry up or special treat breakfast. Mum made the best pancakes… and non of those plain ones … no that wouldn’t do… the pancakes were always filled with bananas and coconut topped with lashings of dessert cream – then if that wasn’t enough, sprinkle some sugar over!
Ah… Sunday breakfast!
Now that I have my own child, I want her to experience my favorite childhood treats and dishes too. Of course, grandma’s pancakes are the best and you can never get it like hers but trying to get it close enough is all we can do!
Grandma’s Pancakes
1 cup flour (all purpose)
1 egg
1 cup milk, more if needed
1 tablespoons sugar
In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. With a fork beat the egg and milk together. Combine the wet with the dry ingredients. If required, add more milk. The mixture is quite liquidy.
Heat a pan with a tablespoon or two of oil, swirling the pan to spread it. When the pain is hot add a laddle of the mixture and again swirling the pan to get a thin layer of batter filling the pan.
This pancake cooks quickly. Flip it over when it looks like the pancake batter has set or if you adding a filling there’s no need to turn it. A quick flip and onto your plate it goes.
Filling options:
– add sliced banana and coconut with a sprinkle of sugar then fold all four sides and turn out
– sprinkle cinnamon sugar and roll
– sprinkle sugar with a few drops of lemon and roll
– why not make it a savoury pancake and add cheese, peppers, tomatoes and mushrooms
– how about nutella and banana like you get in Paris
– any filling that takes your fancy will do!
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