The start of the school holidays...and it's raining!
That's OK because in my book, the first day of any holiday is for relaxing
and when it rains, you have to relax even more...
We are creatures of habit in this house and even though I wouldn't stop the world to keep to a routine, I do try my best to keep some things going. One of our 'traditions' is to stay at home for the first morning of the school holidays and make something nice for morning tea .
This morning was no exception with the only difference that we had a few more kids in the house.
On the menu this morning was pancakes.
They are so easy to make and these little ones are particularly popular.
You just add a bit more flour than usual so that the batter is slightly thicker and holds its shape.
225g plain flour
2 eggs beaten
1 teaspoon of melted butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl or large jug,
make a well and add the beaten egg, milk and melted butter.
I then use a blending stick and whizz it around until the batter is smooth.
If I have time I will leave it stand for about 30 mins...
Add a small amount of butter to a flat bottom frying pan or griddle and either spoon the batter into the pan or use one of these nifty pancake pens to make the job really easy.
I love this pancake pen (Wheel and Barrow $20). If you're adventurous you can make all sorts of shapes of pancakes with it.
We once tried an "S" - it looked good in the pan, but it was a little tricky to flip!
The ingredients above would make approximately 40 small pancakes, give or take a few.
The three kiddies that were here this morning devoured about a dozen each in a wink! I had some frozen berries in the freezer so we added some of those. In true Nigella style there was also some chocolate sauce left over from a dinner party that we had last night so I let them finish that off too....they were pretty happy chocolate faced kiddies after that!
I had to quickly get these few on my plate before the whole lot went.
I have learnt that a house full of kids can be easier than just the one at times of rain and school holidays,
so this morning Sibs and her little mates ran round playing all sorts of make believe games and left me to my own devices.
This afternoon we all headed to the movies to watch "HOP". It's a fun Easter movie with a few laughs. There's nothing too scary, nothing too sad and the bunny is kind of cute. I quite enjoyed it myself.
We have a day of no plans tomorrow...sounds good to me.