Pancake day is finally here, the countdown is over.
The one day a year we’ve all been waiting for.. (not that it stops us eating horrifically the rest of the year). An excuse for all us students to eat until our heart and stomach are content. So gather all your house mates, and get ready for the one of the day it is considered acceptable to have a pancake feast.
This year you can get the perfect pancakes in four simple steps…
- 110 grams of sifted plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 200 ml milk
- 75 ml water
- 50g butter
- Mixing Bowl
- Toppings of your choice. – Sugar, Lemon, Honey, Chocolate, Fruit, Syrup…
Once you’ve got everything into a bowl together, begin to whisk it up until you have a consistency that you’re happy to work with – not too thick and not too thin.
2. Grease up the pan
To get the ‘perfect pancake’, it’s important to ensure that the pan has enough grease to avoid any pancakes sticking. For this you can use either butter, oil, fry light – whatever you’re comfortable with using.
Once the pan is prepped, get your pancake mix in. This is common sense as I’m sure most of us have made pancakes before. The best way to tell whether the pancakes are ready to flip is when they begin to cook through the mix. Test your skills and flip them out the pan….
Everyone has their perfect pancake. The traditional sugar and lemon, a drizzle of syrup or smothered in chocolate and fruit. Spice up your pancake with any topping of choice, and don’t just stop there. Get creative and let loose – throw whatever on them if you want, who’s stopping you?
If you’re stuck for pancake inspo and ideas, then consider BLUEBERRIES!!
Why not pimp your pancake this year with some blueberries. Blueberries are a super fruit and are known to have multiple health benefits, both physical and mental – they’re also incredibly underrated if I may say so myself…. Perfect and beneficial to us students, here are some of the benefits to help you consider a more healthy option today…
Boosts Brain Cells, Concentration and Memory
Blueberries are known to increase the birth rate of brain cells in the hippocampus – the brain region that is responsible for memory. By adding them to your diet, you will begin to feel gradual changes within your physical and mental health. Eating a bowl of blueberries can significantly improve concentration and memory five hours later.
Boosts Mental Health
Blueberries are known to help reduce the genetic and biochemical drivers behind mental health struggles, such as depression, anxiety, and often PTSD. Previous research also support that a blueberry-enriched diet can help to increase the levels of serotonin in the brain – the mood hormone – which might help to alleviate depression.