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Happy New Year!

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Embracing the moment will be a key focus for me in 2015

Making sure I take the time to appreciate what is happening and not being so focussed on rushing to the next thing that I miss what is wonderful in the now.

I started this in 2014 and its a habit I wish to grow more.

An amazing poem called Leisure highlights this perfectly:

What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?

No time to stand beneath the boughs,  And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass, Where Squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see in broad daylight.  Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance. ¬†And watch her feet, how they can dance!

No time to wait till her mouth can,  Enrich the smile her eyes began?

A poor life this if, full of care.  We have no time to stand and stare.

– W. H. Davies

Thank you so much for all your support and follows.

Wishing 2015 to be filled with love, happiness, laughter, health and amazing food for you and your love ones.

Eve x

You will never be able to escape from your heart.  So it is better to listen to what it has to say  РPaul Coleho    The Alchemist

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The Classic Pancake

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Sometimes I can be a traditional girl at heart and this is one of those times. I think nostalgia plays a part plus the whole “do I toss or do I flip dilemma”. ¬†It only adds to the fun.

Add freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar to the classic pancake and it is perfect.

It can have many variations on it’s fillings. ¬†Eg H loves his with nutella and sliced banana. I love mine with cashew butter, sliced banana and a drizzle of honey.

This pancake mix makes 12 pancakes

Macros per pancake: Fat 4g, Carbs 10g, Fiber 0g, Protein 3g and Calories 84

Ingredients:

  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 140g Plain Flour
  • 200ml Whole Milk
  • 100ml Water
  • 25g Melted Unsalted Butter (plus extra to cook pancakes in)

You will need:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring Jug
  • Scales
  • Seive
  • Medium Size Frying Pan
  • Ladle

 

 

  • Add your sifted flour with a pinch of salt to your mixing bowl (if you don’t have a sieve just whisk the flour in the bowl)

    Make a well in the middle of your flour

  • Crack the eggs into the middle of the well

  • Mix your milk and water together in a measuring jug

  • Start gently whisking the eggs and flour in together, taking a little flour in from the sides at a time

    At the same time add a constant steady stream of the milk and water mixture

    Keep gradually adding the flour from the sides

  • Until you have a smooth batter

    Leave to rest for 30 minutes

  • Add the melted butter and whisk until thoroughly mixed in

  • Heat your frying pan over a medium heat and lightly grease with butter

  • Add about a ladle of the mixture to the pan and wiggle until pan base is covered

  • Cook for about a minute until underside is golden then toss or flip your pancake

  • Cook for 45 seconds until golden on other side

  • Add to your plate in pre heated oven to keep warm.

    Cook the rest as your first

  • Choose your toppings and enjoy.

    Happy Pancake Day!!!