Most of the variations on social media show the pancakes coloured green with food colouring - but this version of plain, fluffy pancakes with dollops of whipped cream and a sprig of rosemary just looks so beautiful. And don’t you love the Santa’s helper wood chopper figurines!?
All you really need is a good pancake recipe - see below - and your imagination to be part of the trend. And we know the kids would LOVE them come Christmas morning! Go on ... give it a go!
BEST EVER PANCAKES
1 3/4 cups self-raising flour
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 cup milk
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1. To make pancake batter, combine flour and sugar in a large bowl. Combine milk, eggs and vanilla in a medium jug. Whisk well. Whisk into flour mixture until smooth.
2. Brush melted butter over base of a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Pour 1/3 cup batter into pan. Repeat to make two pancakes.
3. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbles appear on the surface. Turn over. Cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden underneath. Remove. Cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining melted butter and batter to make eight pancakes in total.