Eeek, we woke up to a VERY COLD and WET morning in Durban… So the usual Family Sunday Beach activity was out! It was time to break out our Durban winter shoes and onsies!

The 11 and 8 year old residents of the home declared they would like Pancakes for breakfast. And so started our morning of flour, whisking and flipping.

I wearily agreed, I say wearily as I was pretty convinced the kitchen would never be the same again and my husband agreed with even less enthusiasm, as he knew he would have to be the clean-up crew. We handed over the recipe book.

My son enthusiastically applied his newly acquired reading skills to the ingredient list and soon had his sister getting out all the required ingredients. (Brilliant delegator, I think he takes after his mom!)

Pancake ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk


Add all flour, sugar, salt in bowl. Make a well in the centre.

Break in egg and gradually add the milk, beat for about 5 minutes, let batter stand.

While the batter stands, cut up a few lemons, admittedly this was a little traumatic for me as i wasn’t entirely convinced my daughter wouldn’t remove a few of her digits!  Don’t forget the essential ingredient – pyramid sugar. What is pyramid sugar? Pyramid sugar is what my daughter has always called cinnamon and sugar mix, so i guess it’s just stuck.

Preparation over it was time to move to the exciting challenge of flipping the tasty morsels.

My daughter, the more cautious and conscientious of the two, was first up and applied herself 100% to the task at hand, hoping for the perfect flip!  Success!!

Her brother at this point was chomping at the bit to have a go… and he applied his usual gusto and bravado to the exciting task of flipping his breakfast!

After many perfect and not so perfect flips, breakfast is served!  Next stop masterchef!


“born up a tree” – translation – “bon apetite”


Contributed by Lou Steer of Clamber Club Sports – Durban North
Tel: 083 659 4636