What is Operation Jam Jar?

Operation Jam Jar is all about getting back to basics in the kitchen.

Check out my efforts at cooking from scratch - cakes, soups, biscuits

Learn how to make things that you would normally buy at the supermarket - wraps, ice cream, pizza bases

Try to live a more 'country' lifestyle in the city - making your own jams or relish

Get the skills to enjoy cooking in a thrifty way, and have a bit of fun while you do it

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Simple Pancake Recipe

As a kid I spent most Saturday mornings making pancakes for breakfast.  It was one of the first things that I was able to cook for myself.   It might seem strange to post about such a simple recipe that most people probably already know.  But I just love food with just a couple of ingredients as you don't feel overwhelmed when you think about making it.  

Whip these up for breakfast next weekend, it's guaranteed to be a hit!

1 cup self raising flour
1 cup milk
1 egg

Mix all ingredients together with an electric mixer or whisk in a big bowl.

Heat up a small frypan to med-high heat.  

Grease the pan with butter or olive oil spray and pour on the mixture so that it takes up most of the bottom of the pan.  

Once the bubbles begin to pop on the top of the pancake, flip it over to brown the other side.  

Serve any way you like:
- fresh lemon and sugar
- honey
- butter and jam
- bacon and maple syrup
- strawberries and cream


  1. Yum! This is they way my sister used to make them for us when growing up.

  2. Hmm I could go for some right now!