24 Feb


Happy Pancake Day! First things first, Lachlan does not have chicken pox, think I was suffering from being a hypochondriac mother! The rash disappeared overnight and hes fine and dandy.

After a series of battles Lachlan and I managed to get out of the door in time to catch the two buses it takes to get to Croileagan (Gaelic playgroup) in time to make pancakes. Our usual fifteen minute car journey was today a near hour trip which cost over £7, never mind the additional lunch bill we accumulated on our way home during a gap between buses.  Sustainable public transport anyone? Anyhow Lachlan’s enjoyment in the journey made up for the hassle , buses are only one step down from tractors in his opinion.  He made many a granny’s day with his chat too, although the uni students were non-plussed by his loud ‘hi-ya’s’ as they got on and not one of them returned his greeting!

Dinner was also pancake themed, regular pancakes with lemon/sugar and jam for mains with banana pancakes with maple syrup and chocolate spread for pudding.  Lachlan and I made the batters and Henrik was in charge of the flipping on his return from work. Both varieties were delicious.  If you haven’t had you fill of them yet here’s the recipe for the banana variety…

  • 2  soft bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups soy milk
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Pop it all in a blender, whizz and its ready to go.



4 Responses to “Pancake”

  1. kara February 25, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    awwww. cutie! i’d love to “hi-ya” back to him!
    what was the other recipe? lemon and sugar?

    • gilmic February 25, 2009 at 9:07 am #

      I know I cant believe he didn’t even get a wave! You would have been his new best friend if you’d been there to ‘hi-ya’ back to him 🙂 We had lemon juice and sugar on plain pancakes, thats very traditional in the UK, maybe not so in Sweden? Recipe I followed for the batter for them was:
      * 1 cup flour
      * 1 tablespoon sugar
      * 2 teaspoons baking powder
      * 1/8 teaspoon salt
      * 1 cup soy milk
      * 2 tablespoons canola oil

  2. Auntie A February 25, 2009 at 9:33 am #

    Hi ya Lachlan. Auntie loves to say hi to him. A proud father let me in on one of his latest words ‘snopp’ yesterday. Boys will be boys! Sounds like quite a journey just for a playgroup. Glad the monster behaved. A bit jealous of farmor leaving on Friday, but hey I’m counting days until Easter. Will definitely try your pancake recipe when we’re back from the US of A.

  3. kara February 25, 2009 at 10:02 pm #

    i have cinamon and sugar on my pancakes. i don’t know if that’s swedish or if it’s just my mom?
    i’m so looking forward to morrison being able to ‘hi ya’ too!

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