Hello and welcome to another edition of SIPIDI! It’s time to see whether we’ve put any of those great ideas we pinned to good use. This month I’ve been on the hunt for a great pancake recipe. I quite often cook them for a weekend breakfast and have always used a Nigella recipe to make the thick American style. It’s a throw it all in the blender type of mix, just what you want on a lazy Sunday morning.
I have envied the puffiness of pancakes I’ve seen pictured online, but mine never seem to reach those heights! A friend of mine uses a Jamie Oliver recipe, to make the most wonderful looking thick pancakes, but (and it’s a big but for me) it involves separating three eggs and whisking the whites. I wanted a simpler way to get that fluffiness and I think I’ve found the secret ingredient….buttermilk.
I tried this recipe a couple of weeks ago and the pancakes were light and fluffy and delicious with a good slug of maple syrup. Success! And no egg separating needed.
So….it’s over to you. If you are a Pinterest user, what kind of things do you like to pin the most?
My SEWING board tops the charts with 44 pins and, to my shame, I have only used two of them. Although, in my defence, a lot of them were ideas I pinned for Five Things I’m Loving This Friday. I have three different RECIPE boards: Savoury, Sweet and Budget. I’ve cooked around half of the Savoury, three of the Sweet and all of the Budget recipes, well there are only two on that last one!
Which pins do you go on to use the most of?
PS You can make your own buttermilk, by adding a tablespoon of white vinegar, or lemon juice, to ordinary milk. It works best with whole milk or semi skimmed.