With over two weeks to go until Pancake Tuesday (February 16th), I have decided to practice my pancake-making skills. I enjoyed these American Style pancakes for breakfast served with yoghurt and strawberries, however they can be served with whatever toppings you like. This is an easy recipe and it didn’t take long to make these yummy thick and fluffy pancakes.
You will need:
125g/4oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
1 tablespoon Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar (optional)
Pinch of Salt
150ml/¼ pint Milk
Oil for frying
Sieve flour and salt into a bowl, stir in the sugar (if using)
Add the egg and beat while adding the milk. Mix until mixture becomes smooth.
Heat a little oil on a pan and drop spoonfuls of batter onto pan. When mixture is puffed and bubbling on top, turn and cook on other side.
This recipe is by Irish blogger Niamh O’Sullivan and turned out delicious. I enjoyed two Nutella Swirls each morning served with some natural yoghurt and granola. These Nutella Swirls are a great breakfast option if you’re feeling like something sweet, snack or dessert and I look forward to making them again.
1 sheet puff pastry
Two heaped dessert spoons of Nutella
1 beaten egg
Icing sugar to decorate
Preheat oven to 190C.Spread Nutella over pastry.
Roll-up pastry and cut into pieces.
Brush the egg mixture over the seal of the pastry and add a little on top of the pinwheels. Place on a parchment lined oven tray and bake for approximately 18-20 minutes, or until golden and puffed.
Remove from oven and allow to cool. Once cooled, sift icing sugar over the top of the swirls. Enjoy!
I have never made French Toast before so I was looking forward to trying this delicious recipe by Glenisk. The French Toast is served with Glenisk Organic Greek Style Rich Dark Cherry Yogurt. This recipe turned out great and I would definitely make this French Toast again for a treat.
1-2 tsp Cinnamon 4 Medium eggs 1 tbsp Vanilla Essence 8 Slices Whole meal/brioche or sourdough bread 2 tbsp Oil 200g Glenisk Organic Greek Style Rich Dark Cherry Yogurt
Garnish (optional) Fresh fruit and icing sugar
Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk, add vanilla essence and combine. Place a pan on medium heat. Drizzle with oil.
Pick the bread up with a fork and dip back and front in egg mixture, do this one at a time.
Transfer the egg dipped pieces of bread to the preheated pan and fry for a minute on either side until golden and the egg mixture is cooked.
Sprinkle French toasts with cinnamon and icing sugar and serve with Dark Cherry Yogurt and fresh fruit.
Porridge is my go-to breakfast and I have it almost every morning. It keeps me going until lunchtime and is particularly nourishing during the winter months when the weather is cold. My favourite brand of porridge is Flahavan’s. There are many possible porridge toppings which I have listed below. This list may be useful when you are shopping for groceries next.🌅
Peanut butter/Almond Butter
Porridge can be made using water and/or a variety of milks🥛
The frozen banana is the genius part of this recipe. It adds a brilliant creamy texture to the smoothie without having an overpowering taste of banana. The combination of vanilla and orange is reminiscent of the iconic ice pop the ‘Super Split’. To really amp up the flavour the orange zest or orange blossom are great in this Halloween smoothie. The only thing you will need is some food colouring to really boost the flavour and have it looking that vibrant spooky orange colour. This smooth, creamy, orange smoothie is an unusual twist on a smoothie but one you are sure to love.
1 frozen banana
250 mls orange juice
250g pot of vanilla yogurt / orange yogurt
1 tsp orange blossom / zest half orange
2 tsp vanilla
drop of yellow and orange food colouring
Optional: 1 orange peeled and chopped up
Freeze the banana for a few hours before you need it. Weigh out the ingredients and pop them in the blender. Blitz, pour and serve.