Thursday, 7 February 2013

Pancake Day Made Easy

The Lazy Girl and the ever happy to stuff themselves Bratlings have been trying out Aunt Jemima's Original Pancake Mix, and Hershey's Chocolate syrup. So, are they flipping easy or likely to stay stuck to the ceiling?

The Brats are partial to a pancake for their breakfast, but I generally cheat at them and buy supermarket ready made brands as I'm always rushed in the mornings before school and not great at making the mix from scratch.

However, with the weather turning nastier by the day, and shop bought pancakes losing their warmth in seconds, I was keen to try an American staple- Aunt Jemima's Pancake and Waffle mix. 

This is not a brand new product- it first appeared on US shelves in 1889, so this has long been one of the most popular brands of powder mix in the states. It is so simple to use and requires very few extras to make thick, fluffy pancakes.

The box makes literally loads of pancakes, I've made about 30 of them (4 large pancakes per breakfast) and the box is still half full. You basically take a cup of the mix, add an egg, a teaspoon of oil, and 3/4 cup of milk, give it a quick mix with a fork, and that's ready to go. They take about a minute and a half to make, and taste delicious.

We added some raisins to ours and it didn't effect the cooking time at all. You can choose how big or small to make them too. The same dry mixture can be used for pancakes, waffles (if you have a waffle iron) or even apple muffins, so its a great box to have in the cupboard for projects in the holidays.

We also tried the perfect special Pancake day treat to go with our American pancakes- Hershey's Chocolate Sauce.

This is obviously not the healthiest choice, despite being easy to pour and usable on pancakes, ice cream or anywhere you fancy slurping chocolate syrup onto. However, all kids deserve a treat and a small bit is fine.

Just don't let the kids get hold of it to pour on themselves- when I did Mini loved it so much she almost drowned her pancakes in it. It does wash off of clothing at 40 in the washing machine though!

Both are available in supermarkets for around £4 each. Both will make for a simple and fun Pancake day!

1 comment:

  1. It sounds so delicious - I want some. Reaching your blog through social fabric and happy to learn about a new blog in our community