Let’s Bake! (Pancakes Edition)

**Hey guys! I’m reposting this in celebration of National Pancake Day, which is probably not celebrated in New Zealand, but it sounds amazing and I’m gonna go have some pancakes now!**

I have a habit of baking pancakes every Sunday now though. So I thought I’d share my recipe I use with you! It’s written in my notebook, and I don’t remember where it originally came from. It’s foolproof though!

Let’s make sure you have all the ingredients!

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp oil

Optional

  • 1 banana (or whatever you want to add to the pancakes)

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In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.

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Make a well in the centre.

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Pour in the milk.

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Throw in the egg.

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Pour in the oil.

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Mix it all together until it’s all smooth.

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Now you can add the extra optional stuff. So for this one, let’s mash a banana.

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Throw it in with the rest.

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Let’s mix it all up again.

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Now the batter is ready, time to set up the pan. Make sure to add some oil so it doesn’t get sticky.

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I use around 1/2 cup of batter for each pancake.

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Now it’s pretty self explanatory. Pour it onto the pan. I like to move the pan around so the pancake gets bigger.

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The general rule of thumb of when to flip is it to look and see if there’s lots of bubbles. That’s what I do anyway.

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Now flip it over nicely. Or try to anyway.

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But hey if your rip it, just shove it back together and keep cooking it.

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Now keep cooking the rest.

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I forgot to take photos of the rest. But this recipe normally makes around six pancakes.

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Now add whatever toppings you want. We only have syrup, so I added lots.

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That’s all for this Let’s Bake! Be sure to check out the other ones for more food pictures 😛

Angela.

 

Celebrate All The Milestones!

Hey! So, I mentioned a while back that I wanted to do another celebratory post about follower milestones. Back in July was my last one, where we had the biggest Blog Party the world has ever seen. Okay, maybe it wasn’t that insane, but it was pretty crazy! 429 comments!! My notification feed was non-stop and it was hard for me to keep up. It was amazing.

Since then, I went self hosted, and my engagement rate slowed down a tad. As someone who was starting to celebrate reaching milestones quite often, this dampened my enthusiasm a little. The numbers have still been steadily rising though. When I reached 1100, I thought, “I should do a celebratory post!”, but I didn’t. Then I reached 1200, 1300, and most recently 1400. As I write this, my count stands at 1451. So over the weekend, I was determined to do something fun to celebrate and show my gratitude for all you lovely people who read my ramblings!

I was going to do a House Tour, but it’s still pretty messy. But after reading some posts, I got inspired by doing this “50 Questions You’ve Never Been Asked Tag“. I decided since it was a huge number, I would break it up by answering all over the house. In video form!! So you get a sneek peek at our place, and hopefully learn more about me.

Here it is!

I had the most fun I have ever had filming a video! It was also super planned out, I wrote out all the questions, and decided which room or spot to film it in. The whole process was confusing and hilarious, and Rory kept finding me everywhere, tripod in one hand, notebook in the other, and phone in mouth cause I was out of hands.

In fact, out of all the bonus footage, I decided to make a little bloopers video out of it, which makes me laugh at least!

As fun as all this was, I really just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who supports, reads, likes, comments and follows me on my blog! I still consider myself a newbie, I’m still learning as I go, but this whole blogging business has been so incredible! I have never felt more connected with like minded people all over the world, have friends in so many timezones, and spend so much time writing, filming, taking photos, and having so many new experiences!

Thanks for being a part of my blogging journey, lovely people!

Angela.