We’ve been living together for three years now but I’ve never actually made pancakes for H. before - so I thought I’d put this to action and make some for breakfast this weekend.
After opening my fridge to realise that I pretty much didn’t have the essentials to make normal pancakes (i.e milk and eggs!), I was about to abort my breakfast plan. But in a lightbulb moment, I decided to make eggless soy milk pancakes which turned out to be quite a surprise!
This was a really easy recipe and although the pancakes didn’t rise as much as I had hoped (since I had to use plain flour) - they were still tasty, soft and a really healthy way to start the day.
I’ve included my recipe below – happy Australia Day weekend!
1 cup plain flour (use self-raising if you have it… it will make your pancakes rise more!)
1 tbs sugar
½ tbs salt
¾ cup soy milk
¼ cup soda water
Margarine (to oil pan)
Preparation Time:15 mins // Cooking Time: 20 mins // Serves: 2
Put all your dry ingredients into a bowl and mix until combined.
Create a well in the middle of your dry ingredients and add in the soy milk and soda water. Mix together – a good pancake mix should be smooth but still have some lumps throughout!
Place mix into the fridge for about 10 minutes – this will allow for the starch in the flour to react with the wet ingredients and for the soda water to aerate the mix.
Once chilled, take the mix out of the fridge and set aside. Heat a medium sized pan on high heat and drop a teaspoon of margarine in to grease the pan.
Using a small ladle, pour the pancake mix into the pan. Cook until both sides are golden brown and remove from heat.
Set pancakes aside onto plate and serve – I dressed mine with mangoes and a drizzle of honey… delicious!
Sorry for the lack of blog activity recently – my New Year resolutions are not off to a good start!
Though the past couple of weeks have been busy, I did get the chance to relax and enjoy the sun at my local Tet Festival. ‘Tet’ is the Vietnamese word for the Lunar New Year and every year, the local Footscray community holds a street festival to celebrate.
Food is always the major drawcard but with prices increasing, I didn’t get to enjoy all my favourite treats – even street food is facing inflation woes! So I took to the streets to capture some of my mini adventure below:
Above: Mini battered prawn pancakes – Vietnamese style!
Above: Signs of well wishes - a constant in every Chinese family home…
Above: Taking a breather from the heat on an old school rickshaw!
It’s no secret I love all things miniature. So, when I finally got around to it last week – I decided to fold some mini Paper Pine Trees for fun!
I made a little mountain scene but you can make a lot of them in different sizes and create a mini forest if you wanted to! And since it’s the time of the year where pine trees are best celebrated, they’re such a cute way to add something special to the Christmas table.
Sit one little tree next to each place card at your Christmas dinner and enjoy your family and friends’ compliments when they sit down to something so cute!
As always, instructions are included below – pine it up!
What you need:
1 x 5cm (2”) green paper square – this will form your tree
A strip of brown paper to form your tree stump – mine measured a tiny 0.5cm x 2.5cm!
General craft tools – craft knife, cutting mat, pencil and glue
*Because the tree piece has several folds, I’ve included a downloadable PDF to guide you through the folds. Click here for the PDF.
Follow the folds as outlined in the PDF.
Using a round greylead pencil, roll up your strip of brown paper to form a tree stump. Using some glue, stick your tree stump into place.
Place your mini pine tree on top of your stump – your mini tree has sprung!
Tip:If you want your mini tree to be one whole piece; add a bit of craft glue to the base of your tree before placing it on top of the stump.
PS > Thanks to everyone who gave me feedback about my first PDF tutorial for my Paper Dahlias – I hope this one’s easier to follow!