Raspberries, strawberries or blackberries ? Choose your favourite or a mixture to make yourself a tasty pancake treat.
Very Berry Pancakes
2 happy eggs
2 dessert spoons Plain flour
100g Caster sugar
Pinch of salt
200g Seasonal berries
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To make the Pancakes
Clean the berries and rinse in cold water.
Place half of the berries and half of the caster sugar in a saucepan
with 2 tbsp of water and gently heat until the berries have broken
down and have become a wet pulp. Push the pulp and juice
through a sieve to make a sauce, taste it to check its sweetness
and add a little more sugar if required.
For the other half of the berries, put aside a few for decorating and
then roughly chop the remainder (they’ll be going in the pancakes).
In a bowl, mix the eggs, flour, salt and 2 tsp caster sugar to form
a paste. Slowly add the milk, mixing continuously, until it becomes
the consistency of paint.
Pour into a hot, flat, buttered pan. Lift the pan, moving the mixture
so that it evenly coats the base, forming a thin pancake. Drop
some of the chopped berries onto the pancake before it cooks
through. After approx two minutes, the pancake should be loose.
Tease the edges away from the sides and then, with a rolling
motion, toss the pancake and catch it again, cooking the other
side for approx one minute.
Don’t worry if the first pancake doesn’t come out well, it’ll ‘season’
the pan and they are much easier from then on.
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In 2010, I was proud to be asked to become brand ambassador for the happy egg co.
The happy egg co. is the UK’s number one brand of free range eggs, and believe that hen welfare is key.
The happy egg co. are firmly of the belief that happy hens lay wonderfully tasty eggs, which is why they want to be experts in hen husbandry and ahead of the game to make sure the girls are as happy as can be. They’ve even won a Good Egg award from Compassion in World Farming in recognition of all their hard work.
They believe that hens enjoy being busy and that’s why they not only provide wide open pastures for the hens to roam and forage, but also equip all of their farms with an assortment of activities to enhance the hens’ natural environment. This includes play kits for perching, sandpits, trees and brashings. Only specially selected British free range farms are chosen to become happy egg farms, all of which are approved by both the British Lion Standard and RSPCA Freedom Food.