Apologies for the radio silence… but between a weeks worth of leave – in order to move house, plus the actual move from one humble abode to another… plus a quick jump across the pond to London to try on a wedding dress… I have not really had an opportunity to write-up any blogs – nor even try out many new restaurants or recipes.
Accept my humble apologies… and I promise to be back on track for the next month (until I am on holiday again…yes, again… but this time to South Africa for friends wedding…and to do the final planning of my own – which is taking place in less than 4months! Eeeckk!)
We had *just* moved into our new home (3days in) and although HIM had to work the lunchtime shift at the restaurant… I decided to surprise him with breakfast in bed….
But looking in our fridge meant that there wasn’t much to offer….
This got me thinking – Did any of you ever have flapjacks or crumpets for breakfast in South Africa??? I remember these being a *treat* either for a special occasion for breakfast or for a little something sweet in the afternoon…
I googled *flapjacks* and got a whole plethora of recipes for a type of oat inspired biscuit (like a *crunchie*) – that wasn’t right… so I added the words *south african recipe* and was beyond happy when I found what I was looking for on the All4Women platform.
The recipe is super easy… and doesn’t take long to *whip* up and serve. The other benefit is they can be served as is, or with jam/syrup/honey or even just a little bit of sugar & cinnamon!
1 1/2 cups cake flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
Pinch salt (about 1/4 teaspoon)
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup melted butter
2 large eggs lightly beaten
- Mix everything together
- Fry spoonfuls (1/5 of a cup) of batter either in a non-stick frying pan or with a little bit of oil (I tried both and would definitely recommend not using any oil/butter and rather dry frying as they get a better all over golden sheen to them then)
- Wait for the bubbles to appear in the batter while frying before flipping them over.
It couldn’t be simplier!
So – would I repeat this recipe? YES… it is one for the *KEEP* pile!