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Before I can even tell you about this recipe, I have to clarify terminology. I am from South Africa. In the children’s cookbook that I have had for years upon years, these are called flapjacks. In the UK, flapjacks are something totally different, and these are more likely to be called crumpets. In the US, I believe these would be called pancakes, but I’m not sure.  What they are are mini pancakes, made with a different batter.


I’ve been making these since I was a child, probably about eight years old. They are great for kids, I think, as they don’t require hot oil or butter, but still need supervision!

I love them with syrup, my husband loves them with butter. In this recipe I’ve made them with blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. I find that we usually don’t finish a punnet of fruit before it starts going off, so just before they do, we pop them in the freezer to prolong life, then use them for something like this.

FOR THE FLAPJACKS

250 ml (1 Cup) Flour
60 ml (1/3 cup) Castor Sugar
125 ml (1/2 cup) Milk
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

FOR THE BERRIES

Small punnet mixed berries
4 tablespoons sugar
Water

  • In a pot, add berries, a few tablespoons of water and sugar
  • Bring water to the boil until sugar has melted, leave for a few minutes until liquid becomes syrup like (Don’t keep it on too long or it’ll harden)
  • Remove to cool
  • Add the flour and castor sugar in a mixing bowl
  • Add the milk,egg and salt and mix with a hand or electric blender. The batter should be like pancake batter, but firmer. If it’s too dry, add more milk
  • Heat non-stick pan (or add a little olive oil to the pan)
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder to the batter and gently stir in
  • Using a tablespoon of batter for each one, space flapjacks evenly over the pan. Once air bubbles form on the surface, flip the flapjacks over to brown the other side.
  • Remove from heat and pour the syrup mixture over.
  • Add a dollop of cream, sprinkle with icing sugar if desired, and serve warm.


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Just Have to Share – Breakfast Flapjacks / Crumpets / Pancakes

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  3. Apparently the person who left the unrelated comment about penguins, coffee, and all the other nonsense…has had a few too many of something that the rest of us only wish we had. Hey Zo?? I think you sound a lot like the friend I have in the UK who is from S Africa. I cant imagine that there are more than one of you….these people will think you have lost your marbles…..which you have. πŸ˜›

  4. Well..as you can see from the comment above..it is quite obvious that the person is either extremely whacked or has not got any idea that he is saying. The reference to the cartoon “The Marvelous Misadventures of Flap Jack” is actually the only right thing in his page long comment. Pancakes, which have more recently been referred to as “flapjacks” are done so because they carry a very strong resemblance to the shape of the head of the character Flap Jack. Who is said to be a 1920’s version of Stewie. This being said, I do not think we really need to know about how many spoonfuls of sugar you take in your tea or coffee. We also do not care if you like Starbucks or whatever kind of latte you prefer. Indecently, I do not think it is very healthy to have so much sugar, sugar is a poison because it has been depleted of its life forces, vitamins and minerals. “What is left consists of pure, refined carbohydrates. The body cannot utilize this refined starch and carbohydrate unless the depleted proteins, vitamins and minerals are present. So lighten up on that and enjoy your crepes.

  5. CREPE AKA UK: PANCAKE

    PANCAKE AKA USA: FLAPJACK/CRUMPET

    FLAPJACK AKA NOT NICE COS ITS FAT AND SYRUP DOESNT SEEP THROUGH

    WAFFLE AKA WAFFEL CAN BE CIRCULAR OR SQUARE LIKE SPONGEBOB

    A FLAPJACK IS LIKE THE CARTOON THE MARVELOUS MISADVENTURES OF FLAPJACK

    WHIPPED CREAM ON ANYTHING IS NOT NICE EVEN ON COOKIE

    I LOVE BAKLAVA

    I LOVE MALVA PUDDING WITH ULTRA MEL CUSTARD WITH ITS SUCROSE AND STABILIZERS. I LOVE TO SPOON IT!!! I LOVE ITS LONG SHELF LIFE

    I HATE FLAPJACKS, I LOVE TEA AND COFFEE… I LOVE LOTS OF SUGAR, 4 TEASPOONS IN MY TEA AND 6 IN MY COFFEE

    I LOVE STARBUCKS OR COSTA VANILLA LATTE

    I LOVE SYRUPPPPPPPPPPPPY PANCAKES WITH BANANAS AND ICE CREAM I HATE WHIPPED CREAM WHICH AS U SEE ABOVE IS WHAT CREPE IS!!! BUT I DONT LIKE THEM HARD LIKE THE FRENCH DO COS THEN THEY LIKE TACOS!!!! LOOK AT THE PICTURE!!!!

  6. I have a crazy whacked out friend in the UK…who happens to be from S.Africa….He was also misled by the fact that flapjacks are “pancake like”. Pancakes are much better and traditionally a flapjack is made from different grains, fruits, and nuts…..nutty…like my friend in the UK.
    Anyway….a pancake is thicker than that of a UK “pancake”….which technically speaking, isn’t cake like at all. It is more of a Crepe…which is more of a French variety of “pancake”.

  7. YES OMG!!!!!!!!!!! TO ME THESE ARE FLAPJACKS….I KNWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE PANCAKES THEY ARE WHAT THE US OF A’ERS THINK IS FRENCH CREPE!!!! I LOVE FRENCH CREPES THEN!!!! I HATE FLAPJACKS, I HATE CRUMPETS WHICH I KNW IS ONE AND THE SAME…I LOVE TEA AND PANCAKES AKA FRENCH CREPES ANKA WAFFLES OR CRUMPETS OR FLAPJACKS OR STEWIE!!!!! LOL I LOVE BAKLAVA TOOOOOOO OMG AND NOT THE THIN YOU WEAR WHEN ROBBIN A BANK!!!

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