Cook it, Live it: Pancakes with honey butter

You heard it. Pancakes with honey butter- can it get any better? Well, the talented cook Doug Purdie has created a stunning recipe. We love them here at Habitat HQ.

85 g (61⁄2 oz/11⁄2cups) self-raising flour 2 tablespoons sugar pinch salt 2 eggs, lightly beaten
250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup) milk
60 g (21⁄2 oz/1⁄4 cup) melted butter, plus extra, for brushing
175 g (6 oz/1⁄2 cup) honey
125 g (41⁄2oz/1⁄2 cup) unsalted butter, diced

To make the honey butter, place the honey and butter in a food processor and process until smooth. Scrape into a serving bowl and refrigerate while making pancakes.
To make the pancakes, sift the flour, sugar and salt into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Combine the eggs, milk and melted butter in a bowl and pour into the well. Whisk to form a smooth batter. Cover and allow to stand for 20 minutes.
Heat a non-stick frying pan (try this one from Habitat) (skillet) and brush with extra melted butter. Add 3 tablespoons of the batter to the pan and swirl gently. Cook over low heat
for 1 minute, or until bubbles burst on the surface.

Turn the pancake over and cook the other side. Transfer to a plate and keep warm while cooking the remaining batter.
Spread the honey butter onto warm pancakes. Yummy.

Preparation: 5 minutes plus 20 minutes resting time
Cooking: 10 minutes

‘Backyard Bees’ by Doug Purdie (Murdoch Books £14.99). Photography: Cath Muscat 


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