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If you're going camping, these are the perfect way to start the day - especially if you're off on some outdoors adventures with the kids.

INGREDIENTS

225g plain flour

1 heaped tsp baking powder

A pinch of salt

1 tsp sugar

2 large eggs

30g butter, softened

300ml milk

Butter for frying

Maple syrup or lemon

(serves 4, makes about 8 pancakes)

Equipment: You'll need a mixing bowl, wooden spoon, non-stick frying pan, ladle.

 

METHOD

Place the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl. Pour over the eggs and the softened butter and beat the mixture together. Add the milk a little at a time, stirring with a wooden spoon; this will help prevent a lumpy batter. The batter should be the consistency of double cream when mixed. Melt a knob of butter in a non-stick frying pan and, using a ladle, pour in a dollop of batter mix. Fry over a moderate heat until bubbles appear, then flip and cook the other side for a couple of minutes.

Serve with maple syrup or a squeeze of lemon.

 

Buy: If you're heading on a family camping holiday, make sure you pick up a copy of Guyrope Gourmet, £12.95, Amazon

MORNINGS AT CAMP

Author of Guyrope Gourmet, Josh Sutton, has fond memories of breakfast pancakes: travelling across the States with friends, a mechanic fixed their car and fed them up on delicious pancakes before they headed off on the road again.

If you're going camping, these are the perfect way to start the day and will keep the kids full of energy for the day of exploration ahead.