My Three Irish Girls Stash of Elenya 50%Alpaca/50%Merino. When I saw the Multi-colourway was called Fiona I just had to have it
I also ordered a matching cerise and pumpkin orange.
My plan was to use it for a felted project… but it’s absolutely perfect for the Feather & Fan scarf I’m trying out from the Beautiful Knits for Heads, Hands & Toes book… my December book review.
So now I’ve 3 projects on the go… Haggis the highland cow, Finn’s Christmas stocking & the Feather & Fan scarf. The scarf is knitted… which is something I’ve not done in years!
I’ve always been an extremely slow knitter so it will be interesting to see if I’m any faster these days. I’ll post my review at the end of the month with photos of how far I’ve got… as somehow I don’t think it will be finished in 3 wks
Posted in December 2008
Tagged Alison Dupernex, alpaca, Beautiful knits for heads hands and toes, Elenya alpaca/merino, Feather & Fan, merino, scarf, Three Irish Girls, WIP, wool, Yarn, yum
There’s something about eating fresh peas straight from the pod. These are from Sainsbury’s as we’ve eaten all of our home grown!
This morning I decided it was a pancake day…. but not just for any old pancakes. It had to be the American thick style ones with a bit of golden syrup and my secret addition of vanilla extract in the batter.
I may have made a touch few too many… the stack kept falling over as I was photographing it! No one is complaining though…. even the dog is being on his best behaviour in the hope of some stray crumbs.
If you fancy making some yourself here’s my recipe…
- 150g (5 1/2oz) Milk
- 2 Large eggs
- 40g (2tbsp) Melted butter
- 20g (1tbsp) Golden syrup
- 20g (1tbsp) Caster sugar
- 200g (7oz) Plain flour, sifted
- 14g (2tsp) Baking powder
- 14g (2tsp) Vanilla extract
Put all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until smooth. The batter should run from the whisk like a thick ribbon. Cover the bowl and leave to rest for a minimum of 2hrs (or overnight in the fridge if you want them for breakfast).
Heat a non-stick frying pan or griddle until medium hot. Test temperature if you want by dropping some batter into pan… holes should start to appear on the surface of the batter after a minute. When you are happy with the temperature start making your pancakes by dolloping/ladling up to 2 heaped tbsp of batter onto the griddle. Carefully flip them over with a spatula when you see the surface of the pancakes starts to go holey. Then repeat until all your mix is turned into pancakes…
The pictures above show the amount of pancakes made with a double quantity of this batter
Enjoy & please let me know how yours turn out