Pancakes

My boys love pancakes and when they were little 'till really recently it has been almost a Saturday ritual to have pancakes for brekkie. When I was young my friend Sonya and I would make pancakes and boil up a bottle of Britvic 55 for our own variation on crepe suzette, we both still have happy memories of those days.
                                                    photo by the amazing Martin poole 
I find this a really simple method and the easiest way to make pancakes. Just use a cup (any sort of cup, tea, coffee mug. As long as you use the same for the flour and milk) of plain flour, a cup of milk and about 3 eggs about 20g melted butter a pinch of salt. Whisk them all together, I cook mine on the cooler AGA hotplate with a reusable mat, but they come out just as fab in a large non-stick frying pan brush with a little light oil. Ladle some of the batter into the pan or onto the mat, wait until the pancake has a dry appearance then flip over and cook until golden.

For the filling (A favourite of my family for dessert)
Spread a tablespoon of nutella over the pancake, heat a little knob of butter in a frying pan.
Spoon a scoop of Vanilla ice-cream into the centre, fold into a parcel and pop into the frying pan to seal the parcel, place on a plate throw a few flaked almonds into the pan and toast the sprinkle over the pancake serve immediately

Breakfast favourite

Freshly squeezed lemon juice with crunchy granulated sugar