Pancake day..drizzled with a little bit of sun!

8 Mar

We have returned. All things bright and beautiful and relaxation is a thing of the past again. We had a lovely holiday, and I really, and I mean reallllllly miss my mom! So, after sitting on the computer pretty much for the whole day trying to find a place for us to stay, everyone has been running around obsessed with pancakes! So, I phoned up the hubby and it turns out it is pancake day here in the UK. Who has a freakin pancake day? THEM, because they can’t have a SUN day! hahaha!

Ok, that was a rude joke, we have been very lucky to have two, very COLD sunny days since we have returned. So, obviously we had to have pancakes too!  I have to dedicate this to my beautiful, ever patient mom, as I have never really been able to make a good pancake, until I asked her and she told me to  remember the rule of one – one of each. She always has a way of making everything easy and simple, even though it might be more complicated than it sounds or looks. So mommy, I know you still make a better pancake, but I try, because I learnt from the best! So here is my MOM’s pancake recipe -It is the best-fluffy and simply beautiful!  You will understand what I mean with the rule of 1.


1 cup of flour

1 cup of sparkling water

1 egg

pinch of salt

1 teaspoon of baking powder

Sieve the salt, baking powder and flour together. Beat the egg and sodawater together. Add the egg and sodawater mixture to the flour and beat until smooth. Walla!! Now heat a non-stick pan with a little bit of sunflower oil and pour in a soup ladle full into the pan. When it starts making little air bubbles, flip it over.

Now, for the filling:

3 pork shoulder steaks, cut in strips

handful of chives, chopped

1 red chilli, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon of ginger, grated

2 teaspoons of crushed garlic

salt & black pepper

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons of sweet chilli sauce

1 teaspoon of soya sauce

1 granny smith apple, grated

2 teaspoons of honey

Use a mortar & pestle. First, add your olive oil and garlic. Now grate in your ginger. Add the teaspoon of soya sauce and the honey. Mix in the chopped chilli and chives. Grate the apple and mix in with the rest of the mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Toss the meat with this marinade. Heat a non-stick pan and add the meat with the marinade to the pan. While the pork starts cooking, add the sweet chilli sauce to the meat. Cook for about 8 – 10 minutes or until cooked through. Take a pancake, fill it with your pork and enjoy! Serve up with a simple salad.


3 Responses to “Pancake day..drizzled with a little bit of sun!”

  1. conradsword March 8, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    PaNkAkE dAy wooooooooooohoooooooo, how cool is that!


  2. Wilma Bezuidenhout March 10, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    Dankie my meisiekind!Jy maak die perfekte pannekoek!!



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