Gemma and I decided to get together to make some fluffy American pancakes. For Gem, this was a whole new experience as she'd never eaten an American pancake before..something I couldn't really get my head around. I wanted to prove to her that they were the best type of pancakes. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing bad with an English pancake..I'm just more partial to the fluffy American kind (preferably with bacon and maple syrup please and thank you.) Despite me loving these cakes of goodness, I maybe only make pancakes about twice a year, if that. They're a bit of a luxury in my opinion and I like having them on special occasions like birthdays or for a family reunion brunch. Seeing as I hadn't eaten pancakes for about 7 months, I was pretty much drooling by the time we started cooking them.
With the dogs swirling around our legs, we attempted 'the flip' - something that I found myself to be pretty damn enjoyable. There's nothing like a victory dance after a successful pancake flip. And nothing better than eating them after. We found that preparing yourself for 'the flip' in a Jonny Wilkinson rugby kick type pose was the best way to organise yourself.
Is anyone giving up anything for Lent? I will be attempting to give up Diet Coke - something I'm pretty terrified about as I'm a bit of a DC addict. I've warned all of my friends, family and colleagues that tantrums and withdrawal symptoms may follow. Eek. You can watch our vlog of the pancake flipping bonanza below. Remember to subscribe for more - that always makes me happy.