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Breakfast Pancakes



1 1/2 c Flour, all-purpose

1 t Salt

3 tb Sugar

1 3/4 ts Baking powder

1/4 ts Vanilla essence

2 Eggs

3 tb Butter, melted

10 oz Milk

Put a frying pan on a low to medium heat and melt the butter. Whilst the butter is melting, measure the flour and sift into a large mixing bowl. Add the salt, sugar and baking powder. Measure the milk in a measuring jug. Separate the eggs and place the whites in a cup, adding the yolks to the milk . Add the melted butter from the frying pan. Remove as much from the pan as you can, but don’t be too particular. The remaining butter in the frying pan will be used to cook the pancakes in. I use a rubber spatula to get most of it off the pan. Leave the ring on, but don’t put the pan back on it. (I have an electric cooker which takes a long time to heat up). In this way you can start cooking the pancakes as soon as the batter is ready. When the butter has coagulated, add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and mix them up. I use a metal spoon. It is at this stage you can judge whether the mixture has the right consistency. Wash the measuring jug and dry it thoroughly. Pour the egg whites into it and whisk with an electric hand-held whisk. I whisk them until they are quite hard. (If there are lumps in the batter, you can user the whisk to get rid of them.) Using the spatula (from the butter, right?), transfer all the egg whites into the big bowl. Fold the egg whites into the batter with the metal spoon until they are all incorporated. The batter is now ready. Put the frying pan back on the heat and wait until it is to a reasonable temperature. I can’t be more specific because it depends on your cooker and the frying pan that you are using. Make the pancakes one at a time, turning them over when the underside is cooked. Eat immediately with butter and maple syrup. NOTES: * Light and fluffy breakfast pancakes — The formula comes from “The Joy of Cooking” by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker. I bought the book when I was visiting California a few years back. The pancakes are to my liking, but my wife has had to endure vast quantities of failures before I got the right technique. These pancakes are amazing for their stupefying ability. No more than three can be eaten in one day. A slow and painful death will result from pancakes. * The order that I do things is the result of much experimentation. I have a Creda Cavalier and use a Fissler German-made corrugated-bottom frying pan. With this combination I set the ring to 2.75-3.0. One way to test is to place a small dollop of batter in the frying pan. It should take about 1-2 minutes to brown. As the underside is browning, bubbles should be forming on the top surface. The consistency of the batter and the temperature of cooking are correct when the bubbles fail to burst when the underside is fully cooked. * Now that I know what I’m doing, they’re easy, but I had a awful lot of failures to start with. Don’t expect success the first time. You won’t be disappointed. The effort is worth it in the long run. What is important is to get the moisture content of the batter correct. If it is too sloppy; then the pancakes will be flat and stodgy. If the batter is too dry; then the pancakes will burn before they are cooked. : Difficulty: moderate until you learn the technique. : Time: 30 minutes preparation, 30 minutes cooking. : Precision: measure the ingredients.

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Recipe for Banana Bread





4.5 tablespoons of butter, softened

2 ripe bananas

2 eggs

2/3 cup of sugar

a pinch of salt

1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder


Mash the bananas till it’s smooth.

Whisk the eggs and set aside.

Mix all your dry ingredients except the sugar and set aside

Mix the butter, egg and sugar and cream it. Add the mashed bananas to this mixture and mix till smooth.

Pour the wet ingredients to the bowl of the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly till smooth incorporating air as you mix.

Pre-Heat the oven to 375F, grease the pan and pour in your mixture and place in the oven. It should take roughly 25-30 minutes to bake fully. To make sure it’s ready, stick a toothpick in it and if the toothpick comes out clear you are good to go. Allow to cool for a bit and serve 🙂

P.S: If you would be adding walnuts, currants or chocolate chips, add it to the mixture before pouring it into the pan while you are incorporating air.

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Recipe for Akara Pancake





A Cup of Bean Flour

1 egg white

1/4 bulb of Onion

1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper

Half of a Seasoning cube

1/2 cup of water

1 Tablespoon of Vegetable Oil


For Egg White Omelette

3 Egg Whites

A handful of chopped Spring Onion

1 Tablespoon of chopped parsley

Half of Yellow Pepper

1/2 of Red Bell Pepper

Half of a bulb of Red Onion

1/2 of an Avocado

2 small Tomatoes

One Tablespoon of Vegetable Oil

1 Seasoning cube

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper


In a bowl, mix your bean flour, blended onion and pepper, egg white, seasoning cube and water.

In a pan with heated oil, scoop the akara pancake mix into the pan and allow to brown on both sides.

Flip pancake on each side to make sure it cooks.

For the Egg White Omelette

Chop your vegetables and set aside.

Whisk your eggs, season with seasoning cube and black pepper and set aside.

Heat up your pan and stir fry the vegetables on medium heat for one minute.

Pour in your eggs and stir fry with the vegetables and allow the eggs to set.

Chop up your avocado and mix with your egg white omelette to serve with the akara pancake.













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Ham & Pea Pancakes





  • 1½ cup Golden Cloud Flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½c buttermilk
  • 220 g ham
  • 1 can KOO Fresh Garden Peas, rinsed and drained
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives


Large measuring cup or bowl, whisk, large non-stick pan


  1. In a large measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and buttermilk. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until fully incorporated. Stir in the ham and peas.
  3. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-low heat. Check the heat by sprinkling the skillet with water – when the water bubbles and evaporates immediately, pour 3 x ¼ cups of batter into the pan.
  4. Cook the pancakes until bubbles begin to appear around the edges and in the center, about 1 to 2 minutes. Using a spatula, peek under the pancakes to check if they are golden brown then carefully flip them.
  5. Cook the pancakes 1 minute more, peeking to make sure the underside is golden brown. Transfer them to a baking sheet and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the butter and chives; serve with the pancakes.

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