A Rainbow of Pancakes

This is a recipe that I always enjoyed as a kid. I remember my Mum using food colouring to encourage my sister and I to take an interest in cooking. We loved the colours and I am sure that your kids will love them too. Get them to help with the measuring and choosing the colours. Have fun!

Step 1: Ingredients

- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

- 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

- 1 teaspoon salt

- 1 tablespoon white sugar

- 1 1/4 cups milk

- 1 egg

- 3 tablespoons (45 grams) butter, melted

- Food colouring

Step 2: Dry Ingredients

Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.

Make a well in the centre

Step 3: Add the Wet Ingredients

Pour milk, egg and melted butter into the 'well' of the flour mixture

Mix well

Step 4: Separate the Batter

Separate the batter into different bowls, depending on the number of colours you are going to make

Step 5: Colour the Different Mixtures

Choose your colours

Idecided to make the colours of the rainbow (red, yellow, green, orange, purple and blue)

Colour each mixture the colour you want, using small drops of food colouring at a time

Step 6: Grease the Pan

Heat up the frying pan to a medium temperature and grease it with either butter or oil

I like to use oil because it doesn't burn as easily as butter does

Step 7: Cook the Pancakes

Pour the batter into the pan, making the pancakes the size that you want

When you begin to see bubbles appear in the batter, flip the pancake and cook the other side

Step 8: Enjoy

Stack your colours to match a rainbow!

Top with your preferred toppings




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