Breakfast pancakes


Ingredients (makes enough pancakes for 6)

  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 50g margarine/butter
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup full fat milk
  • 2 bananas or 4 handfuls of blueberries (optional)
  • One 300ml pot buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Oil for cooking

When I am packing these ingredients to take to the woods, I choose a large packed lunch box that will also act as a mixing bowl when I am making the pancakes.

Kit list

  • Large lunch box containing all dried ingredients
  • The rest of the ingredients (eggs, milk, marg/butter, fruit, buttermilk and oil)
  • Margarine/butter if you want to butter your pancakes
  • Maple syrup if you like this on your pancakes
  • Balloon whisk or fork
  • Extra mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Spatula
  • Tablespoon/teaspoon measures
  • Frying pan / griddle
  • Tripod or some method of holding the pan / griddle over the flames
  • Plates
  • Cutlery
  • Matches / lighter
  • Natural firelighters / tinder
  • Dry kindling if there is not a supply where you are going
  • Recipes or instructions

I like to laminate any instructions or recipes I use so that I can carry them up to the woods and keep them handy without getting them wet or muddy.

When you are outdoors ready to cook

  1. Light your fire.
  2. Wait for the embers to be hot, and the flames to die down.
  3. Melt the marg/butter in the pan then remove from the fire.
  4. Using the extra mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, milk, melted butter, and eggs.
  5. Pour into the dry ingredients and combine.
  6. If you like bananas or blueberries in your scones, now is the time to add two mashed bananas to the mix or stir in the blueberries.
  7. Heat a tablespoon of oil in the pan over the fire until it is hot.
  8. Cook two or three pancakes at a time by dropping two or three tablespoons of mixture for each pancake onto the hot pan.
  9. As the pancakes cook, bubbles will appear in the mixture.  When the pancake looks firm and is brown underneath, flip with your spatula, and brown the other side.
  10. Served buttered with maple syrup if desired.img_1524