American Style Pancakes


As a lazy Saturday lunch, I thought we’d try the American Style Pancakes from the Basic Cookbook today 4th February 2017.

The Making20170204_125213

Easy as usual to make and whizzed up so fast. The batter was very thick and well mixed.  And there was a lot!

The batter was so thick, I found it hard to make even shapes but that’s me not the recipe.  I ended up making some small pikelet sized ones as well.  My pan got way too hot so they were browned before the centre had cooked on a couple.  Again, my fault.

Taste Test

I had mine with lemon juice and sugar – I can’t not when it comes to fresh, hot pancakes! They were very nice, light and fluffy.


Will we make them again?

Yes.  Perfect for lazy weekend breakfasts after sleepovers and so easy as most things are in Bob.


Butter Chicken


This recipe is from the Basic Cookbook and it was one of the first things we made.  I discussed our first attempt in this post.  It was a winner so we made it again tonight 3 February 2017.

The Making

Last time we didn’t quite have enough chicken and found there to be a lot of sauce.  So this time, instead of reducing the water as I had planned, I added a bit more chicken – I used 950 g instead of the 750 g in the recipe.  It was really close to the MAX mark on the bowl, but just scraped in under.

I added an extra 5 minutes to the cooking time because of the extra chicken and also had the simmering basket on top for that last 5 mins to try to reduce the sauce again.

Oh and I used about a teaspoon of the veggie stock paste instead of salt.  I added half a teaspoon of chilli powder as that was just right last time.

Taste Test

A winner again.  Hubby wasn’t home last time I made this, and he really enjoyed it.


There is plenty of sauce left over and enough chicken in that sauce for another meal, so will be freezing it when it cools.

There is still a heck of a lot of sauce.  Loads.  I moved the chicken to the bottom of this container so you get an idea of how much sauce there is – remember this is after we all ate it for dinner.


I am not sure about reducing the water as it needs liquid to cook in.  Maybe I’ll just do simmering basket only for the cooking phase next time.  Still, delicious and loving using the garam masala I made last time too.  So good using what you’ve made in meals!



Will we make it again?

Yes!  I think  it’ll be a regular meal in our house.  Yum.