Welcome back to Cooking With Kids – it has been a little while since we have got creative in the kitchen and we hope to be back in the swing of things ASAP! Though I know making pancakes is a “classic” kids kitchen activity, I still wanted to share our recipe and more importantly the “how to crack an egg”. I know it sounds so obvious to some, but a friend of mine the other day was saying how she dare not let her child near the eggs:
“Afterall an egg doesn’t even fit in her one hand”, she said.
“One hand?” I answered, “I always crack an egg with two?”.
“Two?” she countered “Oh. Why didn’t I think of that?”.
Yes it is obvious and sometimes you just need to see it!
The image shows how we always crack our eggs. And I let both children (almost 5yrs and 3yrs) always have go. How else are they supposed to learn. The Boy has managed the odd egg all by himself in the past!
Now to our pancakes:
200g Self Raising Flour
2 tbls of sugar (optional)
2 eggs (though I have made it with one egg on occassion)
200 ml milk
Maple syrup & Bacon for topping
Oil for frying
1) Put your flour in your bowl. Make a dip in the middle.
2) Crack your egg and start stirring in the middle of your flour. As it gets thicker slowly start adding the milk.
3) Keep adding until the milk is all used up.
4) Let rest.
5) In the meantime heat up the oil in your frying pan.
6) Once hot, ladle your mixture into the pan and fry. As you see it begin to set (and little bubbles form on the surface), turn.
Keep warm in the oven. Make lots.
7) At the same time start grilling your bacon.
Once all done, serve with maple syrup.
I think this would make a GREAT Birthday or Valentine’s Day Breakfast for Day! Mmmh.