Regrettably, this means that I have to attempt to cook "pancakes" for the young masters. What's more they like to watch me which means I have to pretend to have a degree of proficiency which is clearly not an ideal situation.
But anyway I did it. And just for you folks out there who aren't familiar with the routine of pancake making. Here's how to do it.
1. Assemble your ingredients.
Oh come on - you didn't really expect me to make them without the aid of a packet mix did you?
2.Okay - put the contents of the packet mix in a bowl. Add one medium egg (chicken) and 17 fluid ounces of water. (Tap)3.Beat the mixture. I use a hand whisk - because I don't have an electric one.
4.Put the resulting mixture into a heated pan. Try not to dribble the batter everywhere. I kept my hob spotless! Also, I suggest using a little oil in the pan otherwise the pancake may stick to the bottom. Not that I would know anything about that. I'm just guessing.
Well, not quite spotless....
5. Toss. (The pancake.)
6.Remove from ceiling.
7. Serve delicately on a plate in the style of a celebrity chef.(Huge plate, small amount of food - if the pancake looks too big cut off the burnt bits.)
8. Sprinkle with sugar and add any extras. ( I recommend lemon, golden syrup, maple syrup or any other tasty stuff.)
9. Present your child with a wonderful home made pancake!
What could go wrong?
Ummm.... Master Benedict threw up most of the night and this morning. Now I'm convinced it was not my pancake because Master Jacob and Master Sam were perfectly fine. However, Master Benedict did not agree.
" Your pancake made me sick."
" No it didn't."
"Yes, it did"
"Ooooooh no it didn't."
"Oooooooh yes it did."
"OOOooooooh no it didn't!"
"OOOooooooh yes it did!"
"Oh all right then....." (Tears well in Mrs T's eyes.)
" See, it's your fault! Next year I want to go to MacDonalds!!"
Poor, poor Mrs T.
Anyway, as a Pancake day special treat here's a piccy of me on my 19th birthday tossing pancakes.Blimey, I was a stunner! (Ps - fashion has never been my strong point -No comments please.)
Ps. Subsequently to this post, Master Jacob developed a problem at the rear end. Oh dear. But the good news is Master Sam is still well!