Monday, 20 October 2014

American Style Cinnamon Pancakes with Maple Syrup

Simple fluffy American style pancakes with an extra special cinnamon twist.

cinnamon pancakes

American style cinnamon pancakes make a special birthday breakfast. These cinnamon pancakes are just tasty. The addition of cinnamon just give a spiced taste to this simple recipe. For my birthday over the weekend i thought i would treat myself and family to these extra delicious cinnamon pancakes. The flavour of this pancake is just awesome.

american style cinnamon pancakes

I must confess I had a ball over the weekend. My Mr. did a fantastic job of organizing my birthday. This has got to be one of the best birthday's I've had. Celebrations started Friday night as my birthday fell on Saturday. The night had so many surprises. The biggest being how I got tricked into making my own cake; lol. That's a story for another day. My lovely friends surprised me with a birthday present of  camera lens. I did a squeal and dance when i opened my present. I love the lens. Now there is the small problem of learning how to use it.

american style cinnamon pancakes

The morning after the night before and these American Style Pancakes just added a special touch to an already fantastic weekend.

american style cinnamon  pancakes

american style cinnamon pancakes
Printable Recipe
American Style Cinnamon pancakes With Maple Syrup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2-3 minutes
Yield: 6 pancakes

200g  (1 2/3 cup) plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
300ml (11/3 cup) milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons melted butter

  1. In a bowl, add flour, baking powder, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Whisk together to combine. In a jug whisk together egg, milk, vanilla extract and melted butter. 
  2. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the milk mixture gradually, gently whisking the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients to make a smooth batter.
  3. Heat a frying pan and melt some butter in it. Scoop about a ladle's full of batter and drop in frying pan. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes until bubbles begin to form on surface, the flip over and cook until lightly golden brown. 
  4. Keep each batch warm in oven whilst frying up rest of batter. Sever pancakes with maple syrup and mascarpone cheese.

cinnamon pancakes


Monday, 13 October 2014

Confetti Funfetti Celebration Cupcakes

Fluffy, soft confetti funfetti cupcakes that are perfect for any celebration.

confetti funfetti vanilla cupcakes October is a triple birthday celebration in my family, mine included. Whoop! Whoop! Last week there where 2 birthdays back to back so confetti funfetti celebration cupcakes where needed. Social media particularly Pinterest introduced me to funfetti, confetti, hundreds and thousands, sugar strands and all sprinkles. I love confetti funfetti so much i have made a Vanilla Confetti Cake , Funfetti Ice Cream and Funfetti Sugar Cookie Sandwiches. The confetti funfetti fever is deep.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Vanilla Bean Coconut Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Light, moist, exotic vanilla bean coconut cupcakes frosted with vanilla bean buttercream and topped with toasted coconut flakes that brings your taste buds a flavor of the tropics.

vanilla bean coconut cake

October is birthday month for me and right around each birthday i get nostalgic. Coconut brings back childhood memories for me. Attempts at climbing up the tree, which i failed miserably at. Waiting in anticipation as the fibrous husk of the fresh coconut is skillfully cut with a sharp knife. Drinking fresh coconut water and using the shell of the coconut to eat the soft fruit. This vanilla bean coconut cupcake has the a triple dose of coconut in it, coconut milk, desicatted coconut and coconut flakes. My love for coconut is that strong and fierce, lol.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Chocolate Glazed Spiced Cake Doughnuts

These delectable spiced cake doughnuts have crispy edges yet open up to soft , fluffy almost cake like texture inside .

Chocolate glazed cake doughnuts

Happy October!! The countdown has began to my birthday.

I love doughnuts they are my guilty pleasure. Glazed doughnuts, sugar coated donuts, apple filled doughnuts, custard doughnuts, i will eat them.  Jam doughnuts not so much. My favorite though is custard filled doughnuts. God bless whoever invented them. Is it doughnuts or donuts? I wonder, i get confused.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Orange Buttercream

The fluffiest yellow cake filled and frosted with amazing creamy chocolate orange buttercream.

yellow cake with chocolate orange frosting

Friday 26th was Macmillan Coffee Morning at Esme's school. A letter from the school was sent home asking us to attend and bring cakes, scones, biscuits or anything for the coffee morning.

macmillan coffee morning

The coffee mornings are held to raise money for people living with cancer. This year I made this yellow cake and donated it for the coffee morning to be sold to parents and teachers and raise money.