Baking with children is a great way for reluctant readers to practise their reading. Try this easy but delicious recipe with your little ones for the perfect American-style blueberry pancakes.
Blueberry pancake recipe (makes 10)
Prep: 15 mins, cook: 20 mins
What you'll need:
200g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
A knob of butter
150g of blueberries
Sunflower oil (or a bit of butter for cooking)
Mix together 200g self-raising flour, 1 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt in a large bowl.
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the egg and 100ml of the milk to the well. Beat with a whisk until combined and slowly add the rest of the milk whilst whisking to make a thick, smooth batter.
Beat in a knob of melted butter, and gently stir in half of the 150g pack of blueberries.
Heat a teaspoon of sunflower oil or small knob of butter in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.
Drop a large tablespoonful of the batter per pancake into the pan to make pancakes about 7.5cm across. Make three or four pancakes at a time.
Cook for about 3 minutes until small bubbles appear on the surface of each pancake, then turn and cook another 2-3 minutes until golden.
Cover with kitchen paper to keep warm while you use up the rest of the batter.
Serve with maple syrup and the rest of the blueberries.