American pancakes and early starts

Our 1 and 2 year old are clearly both excited and confused by the upcoming clock change as they were both up at 3:55 this morning. They also woke up our 4 year old but she had the sense to go back to sleep and is still up there. I am fighting every oz of me to not just go back there and crawl into bed too!

After talking about American pancakes yesterday I made them for breakfast this morning and served with strawberries, blueberries and maple syrup


They were lovely! My kitchen scales have broken so it was a pot luck chucking things in a bowl but it really worked!


1 cup plain flour
3 heaped tsp of sugar
1 heaped tsp of baking powder
2 medium eggs
2 tbsp melted butter
150ml milk

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix wet ingredients in another. Whisk wet into dry until smooth (but very thick) paste. Spoon dollops widely apart and cook on medium heat, flipping as soon as lots of bubbles appear on top!

Right, off to sort the washing out, might as well make use of being up this early! We’re very fortunate in that the boiler room is very large and gets very warm which is perfect for drying washing! We have a large Dutch airer over the top of the boiler and regular airers (4 racks) round the boiler itself. We have a really powerful boiler so washing dries really fast and there are also lots of radiators downstairs too which can take a load of washing between them all if we’re pushed.  We were very reliant on our tumble dryer in our last house so we’re very grateful here to not be using it for the washing! We do seem to pack through a fair few loads – at least one every day but often two, is this normal? How many loads a day do you do?


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