During the primary/secondary school term, Saturday mornings are a bit of a rush for me because my first piano student comes at 9:30am. Generally, I throw back an Up-and-Go to last me until 12pm but last week, I was feeling a tad ambitious :P. There was probably about 20 mins before the first lesson was to begin but I thought I would challenge myself to make pancakes from scratch in 10 minutes! Why?
I needed a reason to open up another two products from the RMFFA package :D.
Kookaberry – Victoria (Kookaberry Raspberry and Boysenberry Syrup)
Category: SYRUPS AND CORDIALS – Bronze prize
The Kookaberry Strawberry Farm is a family run business, having grown gorgeous berries for 33 years including Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Boysenberries & Logonberries :D. I’m a bit of a berry-kind of girl so they definitely have my interest, especially since Kookaberry products are 100% Australian grown and made with no preservatives, additives or artificial colours *big thumbs up*.
So how did these fare on the 10-minute pancakes?
What I loved about these syrups were that they weren’t sickly sweet which is always my slight aversion towards syrups in general. I think the only thing that would have made them better was if I had a scope of ice-cream to go with it :D.
My favourite of the two just came down to a personal preference of boysenberry over raspberry. Boysenberry used to be my favourite ice-cream flavour when I was growing up (I’ve since branched out to mint, coffee and pandan lol) so the taste brought back fond memories :).
Anyway, here’s the recipe for the 10-minute pancakes that I learnt from my friend, R :).
As I was on the clock, no photos were taken of the process… but enjoy the photos of the end product :D.
Makes 12 medium-sized pancakes (see below for reference)
- 2 cups of self-raising flour, sifted
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 500 ml of milk
- oil (I used rice bran oil)
- Combine sugar and flour in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle of the mixture.
- Crack the two eggs into the well, pour in the milk and mix well with a spoon/spatula (good workout for the arm).
- Place a medium frying pan on medium heat, lightly coat the pan with oil.
- Pour out enough pancake batter to cover the pan and watch for bubbles to rise before flipping.
- Top pancakes with whatever you’d like :D.
I didn’t get beyond putting together the pancake batter before my first student arrived but after the teaching block was over, I made myself a peanut butter and banana pancake sandwich topped with raspberry syrup…. amazing!
As part of the Royal Melbourne Show, there will be a new Tastes of Victoria Pavilion, celebrating all things fresh, local, seasonal and delicious! This is the destination for speciality produce :D. The Royal Melbourne Fine Food Deli will also be located there where visitors can sample and purchase award-winning roasted espresso coffee, wine, cured meats, relishes, preserves and cheeses!
Are you excited? If not continue reading…
Find yourself starstruck at the main stage with a chance to meet a range of Australia’s best chefs and TV personalities. Visit the Tastes of Victoria Stage to see half-hour cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs and industry professionals. This year, we are thrilled to announce Guy Grossi in our stage line up along with some favourite’s from Masterchef, including Chris Badenoch, Dani Venn and from the latest series Alice Zaslavsky.
Also on Stage will be some of Victoria’s hottest chefs; Matt Wilkinson from Pope Joan, Nicky Riemer from Union Dining, Jerry Mai from Dandelion, Scott Eddington from Mamasita, Travis McAuley from Hellenic Republic and Michael Patrick from San Telmo.
- see more info here
Unfortunately, I was unable to make it to the preview event but the guys at WrightsPR were kind enough to provide me with a double pass to go visit another time… and you know what? You, dear readers get a chance to win a double pass as well!
So, how do you score yourself two tickets to check out the Tastes of Victoria Pavilion and other food offerings??
What topping or filling do you like to have with your pancakes?
- Competition ends: 8pm, 24th September (Mon) – NOW CLOSED
- Open to Australian residents only (well, Victorians really unless you are willing to fly in for the Melbourne Show!).
- The winner will be selected at random and notified by email and on this post!
UPDATE: The winner of the giveaway is…… SOPHIE of Edible Posts!! :D
Will email you to get your postal details to send the tickets to you :). Thanks for entering everyone!