Sunday, February 22, 2009


We have Pancake Sunday in our house, a tradition that started a couple of years ago. Last month I happened to be watching Nigella on tv and she had a fantastic pancake recipe, the best I've ever tasted in fact, so I thought I would share. The best tip she gave was to make up the pre-mix of dry ingredients and put them in a big jar all ready for the next Pancake Sunday.

Nigella's recipe....
600gms plain flour
50gm baking powder
2 tablespoons bi-carb soda
1 teaspoon salt
50gm caster sugar

Add to jar, put on lid and shake. There you have it all ready to go.

When you are ready to make the pancakes....
1 cup of dry mixture
1 egg
1 cup of milk

whisk lightly then add 1 tablespoon of melted butter to the mixture, whisk again.
The butter is so you don't have to add anything to the pan, this is enough to stop the sticking.
It's as easy as that and the dry mixture only takes a couple of minutes to throw together.
Thank you Nigella!

next I made sausage rolls for the kids for school. I've been making the same recipe for these for years and the kids love them. They freeze really well, always a must in this house.

2 batches of cupcakes came next, once again for school time. These freeze really well also and I just ice them as I want them.

and last but not least I'm cooking silverside/corned beef for tea in the slow cooker. It looks a little gross in this photo to me, only because I don't eat meat. But basically I put water, half a cup of vinegar, an onion and some bay leaves in the pot, add the meat and cook for about 6 hours.

We also raided the vege patch today and came away with carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, squash and asparagus. Yummo!!!!!


  1. Yum, Yum, Yum is all I can say.

  2. Funny Sue, Sundays are pancake breakfasts at our house too - except when we have football though! We had ours this morning too!

  3. yum yum
    What recipe do you use for your sausage rolls, they look delicious.

  4. Alas! Paul doesn't like pancakes but this recipe i can mix up and keep? that way the kids and i can enjoy them. the quilt is gorgeous and i love those pics of Miss Heidi.

  5. Thanks for the recipe Sue. Have printed it out and may use it to surprise the kids on the weekend!

  6. Yum Sue you're making me hungry ;)
    Love the quilt projects from your earlier post too!
    Aga xx

    Ps. and your doggie is super cute :)

  7. If you like Nigella, you should try her xmas book. I cooked so much from it this last xmas and it all came out amazing!

  8. I adore corned beef-and you can't get it over here. Every time I go home to OZ my mum had to make corned beef and cabbage for me. She thinks that is so funny...


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