Summer is hard, you know. You have to deal with that whole, I woke up too late and now I don’t know what meal I’m supposed to eat. And like you’re starving! This is most definitely one of those ‘first-world problems’, but hey it’s still a problem.
These pancakes may not be the solution, but they are a tasty way to avert your thoughts until anything starring Michael J Fox is on tv.
Also they are super-duper easy and the sauce you can make in minutes. You can also add pretty much anything you want and then tell people it’s your sauce. They will think you are a god. Maybe.
188 grams of flour
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
300 ml of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Make a well in the centre and add the milk (you may need slightly more if it looks too dry/lumpy at the end)
Mix in the milk and add the eggs, vanilla and oil, beat until combined but with a few lumps still visible.
Heat up a pan on a medium heat, if it is non stick add some butter or oil to grease.
As you cook the pan will obviously get hotter and may start to burn the pancakes, metal retains heat well so just take the pan off the heat and continue cooking until it has cooled down again. With your now mad pancake skillz this should be easy.
Simple Sour Berry Sauce
2 handfuls of frozen berries (if using fresh add a tablespoon of water for every handful)
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Paste / 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Heat a saucepan on a medium heat.
Add berries (and water if using fresh berries), I used a handful of raspberries and a handful of blueberries, you can use whatever you like.
Add the juice of the lemon, and simmer the sauce until berries soften.
Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and vanilla and simmer.
Taste and add more sugar/water/vanilla as you please until sauce is to your liking, heck even add more lemon.
If you want to get rid of the seeds just pass through a metal sieve for a clearer sauce, making sure to press out all the juices.
You cannot mess up the sauce its super simple! Make it your own, grate the zest in for an extra kick, add some cinnamon, fresh apples, whatever takes your fancy!