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16 July 2014

The Best "British Pancake" Recipe

I love pancakes. It is something I remember my dad making me when I was very young. I have been long since looking for a good pancake recipe. I watch a lot of YouTube videos by Danisnotonfire, and I came across his video he made with AmazingPhil on making British Pancakes. Since I am British myself, I thought I would give it a try. These are by far the best pancakes I have made, so I decided to share this recipe.

To make these pancakes, you will need:
- 4oz plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 200mL milk mixed with 75mL water
- 2oz butter

Firstly what you need to do is sieve the flour into a mixing bowl. Stir in the salt, and make a well in the middle of the flour-salt mixture. Next crack the eggs into the bowl, and whisk until the eggs and flour are combined. This step is very important, or else the pancakes will not fry properly.

Next microwave the butter in a bowl until it is melted. While it is melting, slowly stir in the milk-water mixture. Take the butter out of the microwave, and add two tablespoons of butter and add this to the pancake batter. Use the remaining butter to grease the frying pan.

Get the frying pan very hot, and add one ladle of pancake batter. Leave the batter until it starts to bubble and you can see a golden edge around the pancake. Flip it over and cook until golden brown.

This recipe makes 4 medium-sized pancakes, so you need to adjust the recipe to make as many as you need. My favourite pancake topping is sugar and lemon juice, but you can use maple syrup, fruit, or whatever else you want.

If you want to see Danisnotonfire's video on making these pancakes, you can see it here.

1 July 2014

AJ and Glitch Music

AJ and Glitch are two girls from Australia's Sunshine Coast with a passion for singing. AJ and Glitch are both fourteen, and have been singing all their life, and are waiting for their big break into the music world.

AJ recently moved to the Sunshine Coast, making friends with Glitch. Music means a lot to her, as she sings whenever she is bored, happy, sad, or any other emotion she may be feeling. Her passion for singing sparked from her father, who had a band with his mates. He has encouraged her love of music.

Glitch can sing, play piano, and is learning the guitar. To this day she sings although the people around her have always believed she couldn't. Glitch recently sung a cover of 'Stay' by Rihanna.

AJ and Glitch are two very talented young girls, who both have the potential to make it big in the music world. Show your support by liking their Facebook page, which you can find here.