All happy Mondays start with pancakes!

5 Feb

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Maple syrup whole wheat pancakes

Happy Monday everyone! This was the delicious plate presented to me at breakfast by Mr Monday Morning! It was a long weekend, so much work to do it was crazy!

The weathers warming up, its been a whole 7 degrees! Perfect for long strolls in a breezy wind! I picked up some goodies from Aldi – needless to say I have since been addicted to fig rolls and brioches! Also, anyone know how to get rid of biscuit cravings without buying more cheap & delicious European goodies?!

Milk brioches! 87p for this whole bag! Love Aldi

Milk brioches! 87p for this whole bag! Love Aldi

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The Aldi caramel tastes 100% better than good old galaxy! Will DEFINITELY be buying more of this! So creamy and smooth! The spirals are basically Kinder buenos…Bought more my brother but got I certainly good feedback on those! 🙂

I have also got a new found addiction to FIG ROLLS. 2 days later, minus 2 cartons and milk and an entire packet of fig rolls. I think it’s time to admit….I need to buy a new fix!! They’re so yummy! The crazy thing is that I actually don’t like figs…Having been presented to a plate of fruit resembling raw mince meat I hadn;t touched the stuff ever since. But the words ‘Sweet golden pastry encrusting a sweet fig filling..’ were too hard to resist.

Lunch was chickpeas. Having spent half of the morning arguing with my mom (who hates chickpeas) arguing that chickpeas are amazing, I decided to conquer the kitchen and make chickpeas. How can anyone hate chickpeas?! I intended to make Espinacas con Garbanzos – basically spanish for, well…Spinach and chickpeas. But decided instead to use up the rest of the turmeric we had and made chana masala. Yummo, served with squidgy microwave taters. And a mountain of unpictured black pepper (For aesthetic purposes 😉 I will post the recipe for this! 🙂

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Chickpea chana masala! Extra spicyyyy!

Later on in the day, I jumped on a tube train and rode to Kensington High street to check out their library – Beautiful! I totally walked round the area and spent a good hour in Waterstones trying to get rid of my book voucher! But came out empty handed…Then took an hours walk through London, past Hyde park, Mayfair, Picadilly Circus and up to Euston Square  London is so beautiful. Then I studied so hard and so much that my brain was sizzling and geared up to study until nigh was high, then went straight home and studied more.  😉

Having clocked up a good 15 miles over the whole day I was ravenous when I got home at about 5ish and cooked up a massive pasta dinner for myself and my bro’s! Spaghetti arrabiatta…faturing PARSLEY. And heaps of it.

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This really, really hit the spot. Did you know that a 100g serving of pasta (dry) actually has a whole 11g of protein? A baked potato only has about 4g, WITH skin!

I told my friend that this plate was from a restaurant…she said she would have totally bought that…if there wasn’t the parsley mass. I’m a herbaholic with a reputation!!

Dessert was lots of warmed skimmed milk (Sweeter than whole) And some biscuits. Oh so delicious biscuits, why can’t you be on my tongue forever…?

WP_20121230_028 And that was Monday gone!! Did you guys have a good start to the week too?

I can’t wait till the weather warms more, I’m really missing those long sunshine walks!!

Have an amazing week! Thanks for visiting 🙂

Maple syrup whole wheat pancakes – Recipe

5 Feb

These pancakes are thick, fluffy and moist! They literally take 5 minutes to whip up and another 5 to cook! I like to use wholewheat flour (7g of fibre compared to 3g with white! and way tastier!) But you can replace the flour with white if you wish. They are so deliciously moreish, and fill you right up till lunchtime! Hope you enjoy this recipe for perfect pancakes! The most wholesome breakfast going – especially if topped with peanutbutterpecansmaplesyrupsugarhoneyalmondsbutterblueberrieswheatbranoatssugar&chocolatechips!!

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I couldn’t stack them because one was greedily more humongous than the rest…

Serves 1 hungry person (4 x 5in (ish) pancakes)

  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of milk/substitute
  • 1 egg/substitute
  • 1.5 tsp oil/butter
  • Extra grease for frying
  • Maple syrup and other toppings
  1. So BASICALLY – Mix all the dry ingredients together
  2. Make a well in the centre, add in all the wet ingredients at once
  3. Mix in, be careful not to over mix or your pancakes will flatten (use a fork)
  4. Spoon into a greased pan/skillet and fry over a high heat until the up side starts to bubble! Then flip and voila, 50% browned!
  5. Anticipate the final side to finish cooking
  6. Serve on a warmed plate (preferable your favourite)
  7. DOUSE WITH MAPLE SYRUP. Best eaten warm, Enjoy!! 🙂