Updated: Nov 22, 2018
It is quite common to celebrate parties in school for pre-schoolers. It was easy for the past years in their previous playschools. We only had to call our favorite fast food chains and have the food delivered at the place on the very same day. But this time, it's quite different with the school being so strict with their food policy. Don't get me wrong, I am all for it. My children's eating habbits have changed dramatically this year, with them picking better choices than food from fast food chains. They're all for eating homemade burgers and pasta. Salads are now are part of our everyday food and they eat greens like catterpillars.
My kids have attended plenty of school parties and it is kind of sad to see how much food is wasted. I do believe that food should never be thrown away, hence I teach my kids to only get what they can eat and finish what's on their plate. Food catered in previous parties are food that adults love to eat and some kids may or may not like them. So we had to think, what are the food that children love to eat? The best ones to ask are of course, the kids! It was a unanimous answer: Pancakes!
And so we did serve pancakes at the party. Their classmates also love how they can customise it according to their liking. We brought fruits such as bananas and strawberries, mini chocolate chips, mashmallows and different flavors of the syrup: chocolate, maple, strawberry and blueberry. The whipped cream was a hit too! And I'm absolutely happy that the kids finished their food!
We would like to share our Homemade Pancake recipe because the kids claim that it's the best one ever!
1 cup of flour
3-4 tbsps of white sugar (adjust according to your liking)
2 tsps baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ cup melted butter
1 large egg
¾ cup milk
Cobine egg, milk and butter.
Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
DO NOT OVERMIX. The pancake batter is best when you still see lumps. Add milk if neccessary. I usually add about ⅛ cup of milk to get the consistency I like.
Some important notes:
1. Make sure that the egg, butter and milk are in room temperature when mixing. Cut the butter into squares and melt in the microwave for about 20 secs. Adding egg to hot butter will cook the egg. Adding cold milk to the melted butter will result to plenty of lumps.
2. Prepare the pan and heat it enough. Test it by sprinkling a little water. You'll find out if it's ready when the water bounces off as beads on the pan.
3. Pour ¼ cup butter on the heated pan. Flip the pancakes when you see small holes on the batter.
Makes about 8 pancakes.