Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mmmm...Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Just thought I'd share a recipe that my family love, either as a weekend breakfast/lunch or a dessert...

and it's not too naughty either...

Makes approximately 16 pancakes (around 12-15cm across)

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/3 cup caster sugar
2 cups buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 apple, peeled and grated
25g butter, melted
Vanilla yoghurt

1. Sift flour and bi-carb soda into a bowl. Stir in cinnamon and caster sugar. Make a well in centre.
2. Whisk buttermilk, vanilla and egg together in a jug.
3. Add to flour mixture and stir to combine.
4. Add apple and stir until just combined.
5. Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat and brush with butter.
6. Spoon mixture into pan, until preferable size. Cook until bubbles appear on surface, turn and cook for a further few minutes. Continue process until all mixture used up.
7. Top pancakes with yoghurt and blueberries and serve.

Original recipe from (two edits - I used just cinnamon, instead of cinnamon sugar and I've found using any apple still tastes fine, which is why I didn't specify an apple type in the ingredients listing.)

Happy baking!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A cushion or two

A few days off in a row = time to create - yay!

First project - new cushions for the couch..

(I recycle old men's shirts for the backs of my cushions - quick and has a professional looking button-up finish without all the work!)

I also thought it was finally time to put one of my screenprinted cushion designs onto my couch...

Now I'm happy with my cushions but it may be time for a new couch ;-)