Red Velvet – Spilled Buttermilk Pancakes and some weekend rambling…

We had a lovely evening in London last night with a trip to the theatre and a bite to eat. I wore one of the dresses that I got during my trip to New York last December. I love the pattern and it was one of the many bargains that i picked up in Buffalo Exchange in Brooklyn during that visit.

We went to Leon for a burger and lemonade firstly which was yum. I love that there are so many places to get some tasty food at a reasonable price, great for people like me who are always on a budget! Leon serve really delicious ‘Hot Boxes’ also, my favourite is the Moroccan Meatball one.

We had a bit of time before the show started so wandered down to the South Bank for a stroll. I convinced my boyfriend to join me for a spin on the merry-go-round which was great fun! There were great views of the London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster to be seen in the twilight.

Next stop was the Playhouse Theatre to see Spamalot. I picked up some tickets in their £10 offer earlier in the week. It was very funny and would recommend going if you have a chance 🙂

So anyway, enough rambling, let’s talk pancakes!
I am calling these my Spilled Buttermilk pancakes as the measurement of buttermilk in the recipe was all I had left in the carton after it fell out of the fridge and went splat on our wooden floor! As a result I had to improvise with the recipe but was happy with the result so though I would share it with you too 🙂

130g plain flour
130mls buttermilk
2 or 3 tablespoons milk
1 large egg
15g melted butter
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of caster sugar
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
extra butter for cooking

Mix together the buttermilk, melted butter and egg in a bowl. Separately mix the flour, sugar,  bicarbonate of soda and salt. Sieve the dry ingredients into the liquid and combine. Next add 2 or 3 tablespoons of milk to loosen up the mixture.
Pop a frying pan over a medium heat and melt some butter in the pan. Use an icecream scoop pour a scoup of the pancake mixture in the pan. Depending on the size of your pan you pan be able to cook 2 pancakes at a time. Flipover when bubbles start to form on the surface of the pancake. Cook on the other side for a similar amount of time. If I remember I warm up the oven and pop the pancakes in while in cooking the remaining batter.

Top with chopped strawberries and drizzle with some maple syrup before serving – yum! 🙂

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Happy pancake making! 🙂
M x
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