I’m not even going to apologise for how terrible these photos or how atrocious my yoghurt drizzling skills are. I just got back from spending $300 (YES, THREE HUNDRED FUCKING DOLLARS) on a Christmas tree and decorations, I was shocked, sad, angry (at myself) and hungry. The lesson has been learnt- DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT THROW AWAY YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE! Also, don’t let a then two year old near the lights because they stand on them and those mother-effers are expensive to replace as well. I’m putting it up tonight because if we’ve spent that stupid amount of money on something that can only be used once a year, I’m making the most of it.
Anyway, the reason why I’m here is… baked pancake. For those of you who have never had a baked pancake before, in my personal opinion, it’s amazing. Life changing even. No more standing over a pan flipping lots of little pancakes which can take a while! It’s one giant one that you don’t have to share with anyone, unless you really want to. After running round like a nutcase this morning, I decided to make another one of these for breakfast this morning- I had one yesterday too because we got sent some amazing lemon curd- no judging thank you.
When you think about it…. if you take away the lemon curd, its relatively healthy. It’s more protein than carbs, nuts, no refined sugar, calcium from the yoghurt and antioxidants from the bluebs. Aside from it being pretty ok in the acceptable things to eat at 7am department, it’s a great food based activity to do with the kids. They can whisk, pour, crack eggs and decorate their own breakfast or lunch, shit even dinner. Miss I loves nothing more than decorating her own (she doesn’t eat the whole thing). We’ve had some questionable topping combos in the past but hell hath no fury than a three year old who wants yoghurt and banana on one half and tuna on the other.
Here is how to make your own!
What you’ll need
– 50g of plain flour
– 2 eggs
– 1/8 tsp salt
– 90mls of milk- regular, almond, coconut- you choose
– splash of vanilla essence
– butter for greasing
– toppings of your choice! I used lemon curd, frozen blueberries, yoghurt and walnuts
If you want to keep it savoury, leave out the vanilla extract and top with whatever your heart desires. Cream cheese and salmon, avo and chicken etc
What to do
– Preheat your oven to 200 degrees c (180 fan force) and grease and line either a round or square baking pan with butter.
– Add the flour and the salt to the bowl and give it a whisk to combine.
– Crack in your eggs, mix it up then add in your milk and vanilla- mix again.
– Pour into your tin and bake for 15 minutes! It will be all puffed up when you pull it out and will “de-puff” as it cools. Run a knife around the edge and then carefully lift the pancake off the tin. Top it with whatever you choose and enjoy!
Thats all. I’m off to admire the naked Christmas tree.