Saturday, 15 February 2014

I love breakfast!

 
 
 I am a 'morning' person which is maybe why breakfast is one of my favourite meals of the day.
 
 
Fortunately, mr digandweed is of the same opinion and going out early for breakfast is something we love to do.
 
Last week, we had a few days off and on the spur of the moment decided to get up very early and drive to the coast to see the sun come up over the sea.
( I know a lot of people would consider this quite mad!)
 
The sky was inky black when we set off but had lightened to a soft dove grey as we drew into the car park behind the sand dunes in Old Hunstanton.
We sat looking expectantly out to sea but it gradually began to dawn ( forgive the pun) on us that although Hunstanton is on the east coast, it actually faces slightly north west and the sun was slowly rising. not over the sea, as anticipated, but behind us, obscured by the houses!
 
..... but, nevertheless, we still enjoyed a very bracing walk along the deserted beach and then set off for the town in search of breakfast!
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During the week, my breakfast of choice is porridge or muesli, but at weekends it is nice to ring the changes and American style pancakes are easy and fun to make.

 

There are lots of different recipes for these pancakes, but the one I used was from a Waitrose magazine:
 

125g self raising flour
50g caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
100ml milk
100g blueberries plus extra for the compote.
 
Make a batter with the first 4 ingredients and stir in the blueberries.
Spoon large spoonfuls of the batter onto a lightly greased pan and cook on a moderate heat for about 3 minutes on each side.



I lightly cooked some extra blueberries with a small amount of sugar to serve with them.


 


7 comments:

  1. As an ex Hunstanton girl (well a nearby village at any rate) I thought it odd when I started to read this that you were going to see the sunrise there! Great for sun sets though :-) Your blueberry pancakes look fantastic!

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    1. Hee! Hee! Yes. Maybe I should have paid more attention in geography.

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  2. Not a morning girl myself, but still love breakfast ... And those blueberry pancakes look scrumptious!

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  3. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day too and I usually have porridge at this time of year. It is ages since I've had American style pancakes.

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  4. I'm not a morning person but might be tempted to get up for these!

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  5. Must admit I have to be in the mood for breakfast (brunch is probably more me) and usually go with a cup of coffee. I do like pancakes though, especially with blueberries, but have gone vegan for Feb and the eggless pancakes I've tried have been yuk.

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  6. Fortunately I cam catch sunrise from my bed - admittedly over rooftops - this time of year, but what a lovely idea to drive to the seaside to catch it.

    The pancakes look very tempting. The only time I ever think of making them is Shrove Tuesday. Note to self: try to be a little more adventurous.


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