Easter Breakfast

Easter is just around the corner and if like me you love a good egg hunt you might also like to plan an Easter breakfast or brunch to provide a little sustenance before the highly energetic hunt starts and the chocolate sugar rush kicks in!

We usually opt for a late breakfast of pancakes in the shape of bunnies, i'm sure you have seen the Pinterest pictures ... this is what mine look like!

My attempt at bunny pancakes

My attempt at bunny pancakes

These are pretty easy to make as long as you don't mind them being a bit misshapen, I haven't yet mastered the perfect shape.

This is the pancake recipe that I use, its really easy to scale up or down depending on how many people you are serving, or how many pancakes your children like to eat! This is also great for Yorkshire puddings if you have the energy left to make an Easter roast.

Pancake Recipe

  • Eggs (I use 3)
  • Milk
  • Plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cooking oil
  • Butter (optional)
  • Various toppings; banana, blueberries, strawberries, squirty cream, chocolate spread, chocolate buttons, smarties … anything you think could make paws, a face or a tail 

Weigh the eggs (shell on) and then brake into a mixing bowl, weigh the same amount of flour add to the bowl then weigh the same amount of milk.  Mix with a whisk until smooth you want the consistency of single cream so if it needs to be thinner add a drop more milk (or if making Yorkshire puddings add soda water).

Leave the mixture to rest while you prep your toppings

When you're ready heat a frying pan on a medium heat and brush with a little oil.  Then the fun begins of trying to make the shapes,  you are aiming for a largish circle for the body, a smaller circle for the head, two oval shapes for the feet, and two longer stretched ovals for the ears.

If you’ve never made pancakes before you want the colour to be a light tan Pantone reference 13-.… I’m only joking you will know when the colour is right, then flip the shapes and cook the other side.

If you want to cook the shapes in advance you could place them in a clean tea towel and leave them wrapped until you are ready.  When you are ready pop a bit of butter in the frying pan on a low heat and warm up.  To serve display the shapes on the plate so they look bunny-ish, add some fruit for the paws and a squirt of cream for the tail.  I then put all the left over toppings on the table for the kids to add what they want, you might end up with an easter cat instead.

Cat Pancake

Cat Pancake