Thursday, 20 November 2014

The BEST (and fluffiest) American-style pancake recipe ever (well...from the recipes I've tried anyway)

Does this not look gorgeous?
I have always been a fan of these type of pancakes as opposed to Britishy pancakes which are pretty much the French crepe's sister. And on a weekend when I actually have time for breakfast I make these and they taste and feel a lot more comforting and indulgent, although I do munch on the 'British' ones sometimes - depends on my mood. My love for these type of pancakes led to a quest (pretty much) in search of the perfect recipe. I found it quite a while ago and I've only ever used that recipe since. I rather cleverly just took a picture of the recipe, so I don't have a link for you guys to click on, but I guess this post can be your link. Right let's get to the actual recipe then -
  • 3/4 cup milk (whole is best, but you can use semi skimmed if you like)
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 tbsp. caster sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • cooking oil spray or a little flavourless oil to stop sticking
  1. Combine the milk with the lemon juice in a bowl and set aside for five minutes to 'sour' (The milk will look like it has split, this is fine - you are creating a buttermilk effect)
  2. Combine flour, sugar baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg into the 'soured' milk and pour this into the dry flour mixture. Whisk everything together until there are no lumps and then mix in the melted butter.
  3. Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat and coat with cooking spray or a little oil. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter into the pan and cook until you see bubbles appearing on the surface. Flip with a spatula and cook until golden on the other side.
I like these with lots of fresh fruit and a generous spoonful of nutella, but you guys can dress these however you like. I have an AMAZING crepe/normal pancake recipe that I got from my French teacher a few years ago, so if any of you are interested in that please let me know down below.
Enjoy :)
Asiyalulu x

Saturday, 8 November 2014

LUSH birthday series 2 - Tisty Tosty (bath bomb)

Love is in the air...I think.
RRP £3.35

I'm back with another bath bomb. This is LUSH's Tisty Tosty bath bomb from my Rosie gift box. I kind of ruined it before even using it as you can see above (oops.) poor thing got all crushed - but in my defence it is actually quite a powdery bomb. As expected this smells very rosy OUT of the bath, but when you put it in it has a less harsh scent which I actually really liked, it was more bordering florally citrusy. In short - it was relaxing. The small rosebuds floating on the top of the water were a super lovely touch. If you enjoy the 'boom whiz pow colour' kind of Lush bomb then I wouldn't recommend you buy this because it doesn't fill your bath with 101 colours. If you love all things rosy and relaxing, then this is definitely for you.