My previous attempt to make pancakes with my two year old Eloise was... Interesting... It was pancake day around her second birthday. It was a complete disaster, she had to go straight to the bath without eating any pancakes! And the kitchen looked like a milk tornado had hit Horley...
Six months on I thought it was time to tentatively try again... Savoury pancakes this time stuffed with cheese and ham - simple surely?
What a difference! The kitchen wasn't exactly clean afterwards but in relative terms it was spotless! Eloise mixed the batter all by herself and then supervised my frying and flipping. Yum!
A last minute request came in at the weekend from Chris. He was going to a poker night and could I make some muffins... Not my usual clientele i'll admit so I asked what flavour they wanted. The answer: raspberry and white chocolate. Not what I was expecting but who am I to judge?
When I add raspberries to my cake mix I tend to get flat or collapsed cakes. I have read that an extra egg may help stabilise the mixture so this was the perfect opportunity to give it a try
The result: a much better rise and no sinkage. Not massive domed peaks but respectable enough with a swirl of white chocolate ganache and a raspberry on top.
I couldn't resist putting them in pink foil cases to bring a feminine touch to the nachos and pizza. The boys were pretty full but managed to fit in a cake without too much encouragement required.
Mum. Wife. Artist. Baker.