Although with fantastic intentions, moving house has sucked my available time to the point where I realized I haven’t posted all that much, but Z and I HAVE been cooking together.
Yesterday, was Mother’s Day in the UK, and we have a ton of friends over there that are either mothers, have mother’s, or are father’s that do both jobs. And Z was born there, so I have a special place in my life for this mother’s day, as I feel like it is the one I actually celebrate for myself, as I had my child without my family (don’t worry, they came over once she was born as only my family can do, enmasse and leaving nothing undone, they are really the best family ever), so my friends over there, those with and without children really helped me through my pregnancy and up until our move back to the USA. Therefore, I wanted to recognize the day.
Yesterday I made pancakes, which I realize I’ve been making a lot, but I wanted them to be special, worthy of a Princess (Z is named after Princess Anne’s first born).
I made Pretty Princess Pink Pancakes. As always, it was easy, and the bonus, Z helped.
I used the recipe from AllRecipes and then added my own flair to it.
This is what you’ll need;
1 1/2 cup flour
3 1/2 tea baking powder
1 tea salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
3 tbsp butter, melted
1 tbsp pink sprinkles, the sugary kind that melt when you cook them
Mix the dry ingredients together, and then make a well in the middle. Add wet ingredients and mix well until there are no lumps in the batter. This is a really fun part of the recipe for your kid as you can let them start to measure out ingredients over the bowl (either you help pour or you let them dip the measuring spoons in. Then have them ‘build a well’. We talked about different types of shapes and came to the conclusion that she was building a ‘semi-circle’. We then talked about all different types of wells and their purpose. It may sound a little boring, but I find that if I talk to Z about all different types of things, the more I realize she takes in. She is literally a font of knowledge, some of it may be random, but most of it is in there!
Spoon onto a hot griddle pan or saute pan and make whatever size pancake you like. (We like baby pancakes).
What I did for us is I split this mixture in half and did half the mixture with the pink sprinkles, and the other half of the mixture I added a handful of fresh blueberries and 1 tea of cinnamon. So we had ‘adult’ pancakes and ‘baby’ pancakes.
They were delicious, I typically make pancakes from a mix or one that is based with water for the majority of your liquid so using milk was a pleasant surprise. They were more dense. Seriously delicious.
Serve with some maple syrup or powdered sugar and fruit on the side.
Happy Mother’s Day my UK friends, one day late!