Pancakes With Honey Tea Syrup
Sometimes we just really need to be proud of the little things we create or achieve, like simply just getting out of bed, saying hi to your dog, teaching your child the simple art of baking a biscuit, or simply treating yourself to homemade pancakes instead of packet cereal – I mean who doesn’t love delicious pancakes? Not everything we do in life needs to be ‘Insta’ perfect or life changing; embrace the little things today in the here and now and indulge yourself in things that don’t necessarily cost an arm and a leg. Go for walk, read book, enjoy a pot of leaf tea or simply look around and take in everything the nature has gifted us – drink it all in and simply live... Our tip: buy experiences, not things and live more :)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 Earl Grey tea bag or infuser
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 x large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1/3 cup caster sugar
- 25g butter, melted
- Chocolate chips and blueberries to serve
- Prepare the honey tea syrup by bringing honey and water to a simmer in a small saucepan.
- Add the tea bag and remove from heat, allowing it to steep for at least 5 minutes.
- Remove the teabag and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Transfer the syrup to a small container and place it in the refrigerator to cool and thicken.
- Whisk milk, egg, and vanilla extract together in a jug.
- Sift flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and stir in sugar.
- Make a well in the center and add the milk mixture. Whisk until just combined.
- Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat and brush it with butter.
- Using 1/4 cup of mixture per pancake, cook 2 pancakes for 3 to 4 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface.
- Turn the pancakes and cook for 3 minutes or until cooked through.
- Transfer the pancakes to a plate and cover them loosely with foil to keep them warm.
- Repeat the process with remaining mixture, brushing the pan with butter between batches.
- Serve the pancakes with fresh blueberries and drizzled honey syrup.
Basic but delish!