Well, that was a lovely four day weekend, wasn’t it?! There’s nothing like taking a few days, relaxing, getting chores done, eating a few things we wouldn’t normally eat, relaxing the rules a bit and just letting go. I’m not in a massive chocolate mood at the moment, so we didn’t do Easter Eggs. Instead, we ate some of our favourite foods. For my OH, he enjoyed his favourite Easter treat, Simnel cake, made by the expert hands at Oxfork cafe. I went for my always preferred pancakes.
Isn’t it great just to chill out and not be browbeaten by to do lists, calendars work etc?! What did you get up to over the Easter break?
Last week I noticed that Oxfork were going to be doing American Pancakes as a breakfast special. American Pancakes are my all time favourite breakfast dish, especially with eggs on the side. I’ve tried many, and liked most. But Oxfork is one of my favourite places in the area. I love everything they stand for: local, seasonal, independent. But not only that: They do brunch. All day, every day. And they have great tea. And amazing brownies. And free wifi. If I still lived in Oxford, I’d be a permanent resident. There is decent free parking in the surrounding streets too.
The dish came with bacon & maple syrup, but I asked to swap the bacon for some eggs, which was no problem. This was the perfect start to a fantastic Saturday. I really hope these stay for while, if not indefinitely. My mouth is actually watering while writing this! Along with this, I had a pot of the wonderful Jeeves & Jericho Breakfast Tea & perused some of the cookery books that they have on the shelves.
Is there anything better than a perfect brunch on the weekend?!
A lazy start to the day was needed this morning. With the first F1 Grand Prix to watch & a need to take things easy after loosing an hour with the change of clocks, pancakes were on the menu for breakfast today.
The recipe for these American-style pancakes is super easy. I got it from a recipe book my sister has which is all about indulging & enjoying some comfort food.
With a drizzle of real Canadian maple syrup, courtesy of my friend Vida, these were a real treat this morning.