In Ireland: Pancake Tuesday!

I cannot cook at all but I can bake and I can make most breakfast foods! So Pancake Tuesday is perfect for me! I am going to show you how to make maple, bacon pancakes. They are absolutely delicious!

What you will need: 

  1. Plain flour – One cup
  2. Milk – One to two cups
  3. Egg – One
  4. Streaky Bacon – As much as humanly possible (think Ron Swanson)
  5. Maple Syrup  – Get the good stuff, don’t be stingy.

How to make them:

  1. Mix the flour, egg and milk together, one cup will make a thick batter, think american pancakes but if you want more crepe style pancakes add more milk. I added an extra cup of milk to get them thinner.
  2. Cook your streaky bacon. I love mine really crispy but cook it whatever way you like them. When the bacon is done dry them with some kitchen paper to remove excess grease.
  3. Oil your pan, make sure you get the sides, I like to use a piece of kitchen paper to move the oil around. Be careful, hot oil is no fun.
  4. Put a good amount of mixture in the centre of the pan and move the pan to move the mixture to the edges.
  5. When the pancake bubbles or goes a darker shade flip the pancake.
  6. Assemble and enjoy!

Keep in mind:

  1. The batter will get thicker over time so if you make it the night before you might want to add more milk to thin it out.*
  2. Also very important you use streaky bacon, it’s more authentic!

I hope this is easy to follow I have never made a cooking post so I hope it’s ok. It’s a pretty easy recipe when you get the hang of it. What do you like on your pancakes?

Happy Eating!


In London: Eating at Paul

Oh Paul, what can I say other than you have to go here. Forget starbucks, it is crap! Nothing is fresh or well made and it is way too overpriced for it to be worth it. Paul is a bakery and patisserie, if the smell of fresh baked goods doesn’t get you in the door you must have a cold!PhoebeGill141213058Everything on the menu looks amazing, their pastry is delicious and their coffee is excellent, doesn’t taste bitter or over filtered, they have actual proper baristas. I definitely recommend here for breakfast you can eat in or take away so if you wanted you could  to go to St. James Park and have a stroll. Paul also opens early, 7am on Monday – Saturdays and 8am on Sundays, so perfect for people who like to get up and go.PhoebeGill141213078

They are all over the city so you are sure to find one close to your hotel or work place. Definitely go find one and have a coffee and a delicious pain au chocolat.

Happy Travels!