I don’t think of myself as a traditional person and I don’t think of our family as having traditions, at least none that we’ve been conscious of making. But there is one thing that happens more often than not (which is basically a tradition, right?) at our place, and that’s Sunday pancakes made by Mark.
Rose is usually her dad’s number one helper with cooking just about anything, and Sunday pancakes are no exception.When Max was diagnosed with coeliac disease in mid-2017, they just replaced the wheat self-raising flour with gluten-free flour. Usually they use a supermarket brand.
When Max was diagnosed with coeliac disease in mid-2017 we just replaced the wheat self-raising flour with gluten-free flour.
I asked Rose what her favourite part of making pancakes is, and she said mixing the ingredients, and pouring the batter into the frypan. I think it makes her to feel capable and confident to help in this way.
Makes approx 9 panckaes
2 cups whole milk
2 cups gluten-free self-raising flour
1 tablespoon natural yogurt
Love (Mark said. Aww)
1. Preheat oven to 50 degrees.
Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl, add the tablespoon of yoghurt and whisk. Alternate pouring in one cup of flour and one cup of milk while stirring with a whisk or a fork until the mixture is smooth.
2. Heat two frypans to three quarters heat. Put one teaspoon of butter in each pan and melt so pan is coated with butter to grease the pan. Carefully wipe off excess butter with a paper towel.
3. Pour a ladle full of batter on the pan. Wait until your helper tells you it’s time to turn the pancake over. Your helper will know it’s the right time because they will see bubbles appear on the pancake batter. Cook until light golden on both sides.
4. Place the cooked pancake on an oven-proof plate and pop it in the oven to keep warm.
5. Repeat 3. and 4. until finished cooking the mixture.
5. Serve with butter, maple syrup or lemon and sugar.
This recipe is made especially for cooking with kids (but you can make it without them if, like me, you don’t have the patience).
Mark says good jobs for the kids include:
Cracking the eggs
Stirring the mixture
Watching for bubbles
We usually have our pancakes with maple syrup and butter, lemon and sugar, or strawberry jam. Sometimes we have them with maple syrup and bacon (my fave). Max prefers lemon and sugar, Rose likes maple syrup.
Do you have any favourite family recipes that you’d like to share? Tell me in the comments or email me, email@example.com. I’d love to hear.
Photo: Bron Bates