Happy Pancake Day

Jake made us pancakes for Pancake Day today. I don’t really get pancake day, nor much care what it all means, but pancakes are yummy so we joined in the fun.

These may not be traditional pancakes – they’re thick rather than wide, but they’re delicious. Like a bowl of porridge in pancake form. Just one’s a meal – and they work like this:

Alison Holst’s Oaty Pancakes
Recipe amended by Jake Dubber

1.5 cups rolled oats
1.5 cups milk
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
4 Tbsp sugar
1 cup flour
4 Tbsp melted butter
2 mashed bananas

Put the rolled oats in a bowl. Add the milk, mashed bananas and eggs and beat with a fork to mix. Leave that mixture to soak while you get the other ingredients. Add the salt, sugar, sifted flour and baking powder, and the melted butter, and stir until the ingredients are all dampened, but not smooth.

Heat a frypan until a drop of water runs around its surface. Butter surface lightly with a little butter on soft paper, to prevent the pancake sticking. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the hot surface, and then when bubbles appear then break on the surface, turn and cook the other side.

Serve drizzled with maple syrup, golden syrup, fruit, jam, or lemon and sugar.