This recipe makes 8-10 awesome pancakes, 4 if you have a large enough frying pan. they are so light and fluffy they just melt in your mouth. If you are after a more dense/heavy pancake switch the self raising flour to plain flour, I prefer to eat the light ones makes me feel less guilty about coming back for thirds.
This recipe is so simple even my 5 year old could do it, but he cant really reach the stove top so I will update when hes grown a foot.
- 1 ½ cups Self raising flour
- 2 tbls Sugar
- 2 tsp Baking powder
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 ¼ cups Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 tbls Vegetable oil
- In a bowl mix the dry ingredients together.
- Pour in the milk.
- Add the 2 eggs, vanilla and oil.
- Mix until combined but still slightly lumpy.
- Cook in a frying pan on medium, flipping when bubbles appear on the surface.
Makes approx. 8 to 10
I had been looking everywhere for the perfect brownie recipe, I finally found it 5 months ago. I have changed it slightly, this recipe will now work in a normal sized deep baking pan. So many more brownies! who could complain about that?
- 400g Butter
- 400g Dark chocolate
- 2 cups Brown sugar
- 6 Eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup Plain flour
- ½ cup Cocoa powder
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 170oC and line a baking pan with baking paper.
- Melt the butter and chocolate together, you can use the microwave. Let cool slightly to not cook the eggs.
- Add the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract to the melted butter and chocolate and mix together until combined.
- Add the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Mix until just combined.
- Cook in the oven for between 25min to 30min depending how gooey you like the brownies.
- If brownie mix still looks too wet bake longer but check every 1-2min, you want the centre to still have a jiggle to it.
- Cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes then turn out onto a wire cooling rack.
So my dad has a massive sweet tooth and one day I took it as a challenge and made him this. He ate it all and didn’t blink and eye.
- 1 x packet of timtams, I used black forest (any biscuit will work) 175g
- 75g of butter, melted
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 500g Cream cheese
- 3/4 cups sugar (the finer the better)
- 2 teaspoons gelatine, dissolved in boiling water then cooled
- 300g white chocolate
- 1 cup slightly whipped cream
- 200g Allens snakes
- 200g mini marshmallows
- Buy two packets of biscuits (you’ll eat one while cooking, its ok we all do it)
- Line a spring cake pan with baking paper and butter the sides
- Crush biscuits and combine with melted butter, push into bottom of pan until all coated. Place in freezer to set while heating up peanut butter making it easier to spread.
- Remove base from freezer and pour in warm peanut butter, once the base is completely covered put back in freezer to firm up peanut butter so the layers dont blend.
- Beat the cream cheese and the sugar together then add the gelatine. melt the white chocolate and fold into the cream cheese mixture and finally fold through the whipped cream (will look kinda crap at this point, just taste it you’ll see)
- Eat another timtam, I’m on my third.
- Add all the goodies, and fold into the mixture.
- Take out the base from the freezer, pour (well scoop, this aint gonna pour) filling onto base and press it into the sides of the cake tin then smooth it out on top.
- Decorate however you like, I used normal marshmallows. My wife then told me rockyroad has coconut in it why didn’t I put that on top, well I forgot. She still ate it though.
I came up with this recipe when I got home for work and we were all hungry and my wife was sick in bed, I thought I would make her some chicken soup but turns out we had no meat in the house. It’s called pizza soup because the kids said it tasted like their favorite pizza, I hope you enjoy.
- 3 x small potatoes
- 3 x small sweet potatoes
- 4 x slices pumpkin (keep these 3 ingredients relatively the same quantity, or not whatever)
- 1 x onion
- 4 x cloves of garlic
- Rosemary and Thyme
- A handful of roasted capsicum (Aldi sell it in HUGE jars, or roast it yourself)
- 500ml chicken stock or vegetable if so inclined
The How To:
- Fire up a fry pan and oil the hell out of it, fill a saucepan with water and start it boiling.
- peel all veggies and cut to similar size, crush garlic, throw into a bowl and season with salt, pepper and some good olive oil.
- throw potatoes into the boiling water and salt them, all other veggies not the capsicum (that will be used with the stock) throw into the frying pan on med high heat, get them all nice and brown. It will smell amazing as soon as you chuck them in but wait 5-10min you will see and smell that they are ready.
- After 10min the potatoes will be partially cooked and so will the veggies in the pan, they will look like that just over there, see so pretty. When ready to put into the oven spread them on a baking sheet and roast at 220 deg.C for about 20 min.
- While the veggies are in the oven time to start on the stock, pour all the stock into a saucepan, chuck in the capsicum (I only chucked them in cause I grabbed them from the jar and had nowhere to put them so I was making a massive mess, turned out awesome though!) throw in the herbs, bring to a boil and let simmer on low with the lid on.
- Bring out the veggies TURN OFF the oven (I always forget). combine the veggies and stock (If using fresh herbs remove the stems before combining) and blend until smooth.
And BAM you just made pizza soup, it is also baby approved so yeah its good, hopefully yours look as good if not better than mine.
Over the coming weeks and months I will be tormenting my brain trying to remember all the bloody recipes I have come up with, or have found to work over massive amounts of trial and error and error and error and error. Some will be simple and only take 30 minutes others can take up most of the day, but my wife assures me all taste pretty damn good, I think she’s a little biased though so I asked the kids and they said “huh what?” so thumbs up from everyone!
There will be soups, baked stuff, big dinners, quick meals, desserts and on occasion burnt things. These recipes have a great deal of customizability to them. Fair warning though there will be food puns!