Failsafe Recipes: Lunches and Snacks

Secret pancakes (V)

Sharon writes: "These have become a weekend favourite in our house. We cook up a big batch of pancakes, with soy milk of course (my 9yr old son loves to do this, a night off for me !) & then devour them with great enthusiasm. We top them with golden syrup, or 'citric water ' & sugar (a substitute for lemon juice & sugar ). To make the citric water (or secret water as my 5yr old calls it) we just add citric acid to water to taste . YUM. We also use citric water as a substitute for lemon juice in cakes etc."

Pancake mix: 1 cup plain flour, 1 egg, 1 1/4 cups milk, pinch of salt

Sift flour & salt, break egg and add to a well in the middle of the flour. Stir in flour gradually from the sides, adding milk a little at a time. When half the milk is used, all the flour must be moistened. Beat well to remove all the lumps & make it light. When quite smooth, add the remainder of the milk gradually. Stand it aside for 30 mins-1 hour. Melt a little butter in a pan, wipe dry with kitchen paper, melt another little piece of butter in the pan. Pour about 2 tablespoons of the batter into the pan, and allow it to spread evenly by moving the pan about. Cook quickly until set and under side is slightly brown. Toss or turn the pancake with a spatula, and cook on other side till brown. Drain on absorbent paper.