I really like children’s books. They are these little treasures we overlook and underestimate. Yet once picked up, they are like the forgotten indulgence that reminds us to stop and enjoy life. I have found that many children’s cookbooks are more useful than regular cookbooks, and you can actually do all the recipes from cover-to-cover, unlike many glossy cookbooks where you end up doing just a handful of recipes.
This recipe was adapted from The Junior Cookbook.
3/4 cup flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon until just incorporated. Mixture will be lumpy.
Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat.
Pour batter into circles as big or as small as you like.
When bubbles will appear on the surface (photo), it is time to turn over.
Leave for just a minute to color the flipped side.
Remove on a plate.
Serve immediately with the topping of your choice (jam, sugar, honey, peanut butter, nutella…).