The first concoction arose following a request for pancakes for tea from Son No2 - but as no-one else wanted them he didn't get them - but aha I had a brainwave and so quickly knocked up a batch of Scotch Pancakes for pudding - the Kindling had them warm with nutella on and we grown ups had them a more traditional cold with lashings of butter later on.
Thank you Good Housekeeping* for an easy, foolproof recipe which I'll share here:
125g SR Flour
2 tbsp sugar (would use less next time as they were quite sweet)
1 egg (beaten)
- Mix all ingredients till smooth and consistency of thick cream.
- Heat greased frying pan/griddle and drop spoonfuls onto the pan
- Turn pancakes when bubbles rise to the surface
- Keep the cooked pancakes warm in a clean tea towel.
They didn't last long - so I was left with an empty biscuit tin to fill.... so yesterday's offering was dark chocolate covered flapjacks. Very moreish - and perfect with a cup of coffee!
So the trusty family recipe comes out - handwritten in an old book (aren't those always the best type of recipe?)
Well it's no top secret formula - so here you are:
150g SR Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
150g Golden Syrup
The method is super simple.
- Mix all dry ingredients together
- Melt butter and syrup - easiest in the microwave for a couple of minutes
- Combine oat mix and syrup mix - make sure they're well mixed and you've no dry patches.
- Press into a baking tin / make small rounds and flatten slightly on baking tray.
- Bake at 180c for about 15mins
* The Good Housekeeping Cookery Book is one of my failsafe cookery books - always good for checking a recipe or method.