For me, nobody does breakfast better than the Americans. A hearty breakfast can set you up for the rest of the day, so it’s a meal not to be missed! If your New Years resolution was to lose weight you may want to give this one a miss. If I could get away with eating these delicious blueberry pancakes every morning I would (well they’re healthy as they contain fruit, right?!)
To make 10 pancakes you will need:
* 200g self-raising flour
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 1 egg
* 300ml milk
* knob butter
* 150g pack blueberries
* sunflower oil or a little butter for cooking
* golden or maple syrup
1. Mix together the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Beat the egg with the milk, make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and whisk in the milk to make a thick smooth batter. Beat in the melted butter, and gently stir in half the blueberries.
2. Heat a teaspoon of oil or small knob of butter in a large non-stick frying pan. Drop a large tablespoonful of the batter per pancake into the pan to make pancakes about 7.5cm across. Make three or four pancakes at a time. Cook for about 3 minutes over a medium heat until small bubbles appear on the surface of each pancake, then turn and cook another 2-3 minutes until golden. Cover with kitchen paper to keep warm while you use up the rest of the batter. Serve with golden syrup and the rest of the blueberries.
Via BBC Good Food
Posted by Emily
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1-1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup pure maple syrup, divided
2 tsp butter
2 cups sliced hulled strawberries
2 cups thinly sliced, peeled peaches
1 cup blueberries
1 cup cubed peeled kiwifruit (about 3)
2 cups non-fat plain yoghurt
Mix oats and walnuts in 13 x 9 x 2-inch (33 x 23 x 5 cm) baking tray.
Combine 1/4 cup (50 ml) of the maple syrup and butter in small saucepan. Bring to boil. Pour maple syrup mixture over oat mixture; stir to blend well.
Bake for around 10 minutes at 375°F (190°C) oven, stirring occasionally, until mixture is golden and crisp. Cool granola completely in pan.
Gently toss strawberries, peaches, blueberries, kiwifruit and remaining maple syrup in large bowl to blend. Divide half of the fruit mixture among 6 parfait or wine glasses. Sprinkle each parfait with half the granola mixture, dividing equally. Top each with half of the yoghurt. Repeat layers. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.
Posted by Emily