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Perfect Pancakes

Happy Pancake day to all our readers and followers. We’d thought we’d share our simple pancake recipe with you. We love ours simply with a little lemon and a sprinkle of sugar… how do you eat yours?

Ingredients 
110g plain flour 
Pinch of salt 
2 eggs 
½ pint of milk (can use half water and half milk) 
Selection of your favourite toppings
 Method 
- Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl; add the egg 
- Add ¼ of the milk and stir carefully with a wooden spoon, beat the mixture until it is smooth and then let it stand for 15mins 
- Slowly add and beat together the rest of the milk and then use an egg whisk to get air into the mixture – Into a small pan add a dessert spoon of oil and heat until you can see steam rising faintly, pour the mixture on to the pan so that it covers the whole area in a thin layer 
- Cook for 2mins each side 
- And then sprinkle with your favourite toppings. 

Homemade granola

Whether you want a snack during the day or a breakfast with yoghurt or milk, homemade granola is great because not only is it easy to do but you can make it exactly to your own taste. Not chewy enough? Add more syrup. Want coconut? Just add coconut! You get the idea. Here are two of our favourite combos… 
Ingredients
Peanut butter, ginger and chocolate granola
100g rolled oats
Large handful peanuts
2 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp ginger
1 tbsp peanut butter
50g cooking chocolate
Apricot, honey and walnut granola
100g rolled oats
Large handful of chopped walnuts
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
30g chopped apricot
½ freshly chopped apple
Method
-       Heat oven to 180C
-       The same procedure more or less applies to both the sweet and savoury granola
-       First you must mix the oats and nuts together
-       Then mix in the golden syrup/honey, the spice and either the peanut butter or the vanilla extract, depending on which one you’re making
-       Put the granola mix in the oven and bake for 30-35mins, turning the mixture over every 10mins
-       Approx. 10mins before the end add in the dried chopped apricot
-       Take out of the oven and let the granola cool
-       Melt the chocolate and pour over the sweet granola and let it cool
-       Store in an air tight container max. 2 weeks
-       Remember to chop up some fresh apple to have with the savoury one and add yogurt or milk if desired or eat without!
By Melodie Walter

Raspberry Delight

Now the weather is finally warming up, we have the perfect emergency recipe for you this week; raspberry delight. Tickle your tastebuds with this creamy fruity treat: lemon, melon, cream cheese and raspberries – fight the spring blues! 
 Ingredients 
4 mini lemon cakes (broken up) 
200g raspberries 
200g cream cheese 
1 dessert spoon sugar 
100g melon (cut in to chunks) 
 Method 
- Whip the cream cheese and then beat the sugar in thoroughly. 
- Pop 8 raspberries in to a bowl and microwave for 15 seconds, pop half the mixture in a wine glass and the rest in to another. Put the glasses in the fridge until mixture is cool.
- Once it is has cooled, add some cut melon on top, leaving aside one chunk to put on top for decoration. 
- Put 3/4 of the cream cheese mixture in to the glasses on top of the melon, dividing between the two glasses. – Add on top the lemon cake mixture, dividing between the two glasses. 
- Next a couple more dollops of cream cheese mixture and raspberries and decorate with a slice of lemon 
- Emergency pudding sorted!
By Melodie Walter