Home cook, photographer and mother Kat Molesworth from Housewife Confidential has stopped by to share a special recipe suitable for small hands to make and perfect for sharing with the whole family this Father's Day.
Days of whispered planning, secret making and dreaming of the special breakfast – “We will make pancakes, won’t we Mama?” They rush down the stairs in their pyjamas, pulling open the fridge and jumping up and down like monkeys. Everyone takes a turn at adding ingredients, mixing and checking the blueberries taste good (they do). Then the air fills with a comforting buttery sizzle as the first pancakes plop into the pan. We stack them on a plate, their jammy berries oozing and delicious and glug the maple syrup on top. Cards and presents, coffee and the pancakes all troop up the stairs to where Papa waits.
This is the morning when a little more time is taken, to say thank you, to cuddle and to nourish. Let’s take a walk, go slowly, hold hands and remember why this love, pure and simple, is the best.
Happy Father’s Day!
Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes
135g plain flour ½ tbsp. caster sugar 2 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt
30g butter, melted and cooled slightly 250ml milk 1 egg
- Melt the butter in a pan on a low heat and set aside to cool. - Sieve the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine. - Lightly whisk the milk and egg together then pour the melted butter in and whisk again. - Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk to combine only. You will have a lumpy batter, over whisking will activate the gluten and make your pancakes tough. - Rub a large frying pan with butter or oil and use a small ladle to drop the batter onto the pan over a medium heat. You should be able to fit several in at a time depending on the size of your pan. - As they begin to cook drop blueberries into the surface of each pancake. - Cook for 1 – 2 minutes on each side until they are just done – you should see little holes form on the surface and they should be lightly browned. - Serve hot with a generous glug of maple syrup!
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