Pancakes With Honey Tea Syrup

Sometimes we just really need to be proud of the little things we create or achieve, like simply just getting out of bed, saying hi to your dog, teaching your child the simple art of baking a biscuit,  or simply treating yourself to homemade pancakes instead of packet cereal – I mean who doesn’t love delicious pancakes?
Not everything we do in life needs to be ‘Insta’ perfect or life changing; embrace the little things today in the here and now and indulge yourself in things that don’t necessarily cost an arm and a leg. Go for walk, read book, enjoy a pot of leaf tea or simply look around and take in everything the nature has gifted us – drink it all in and simply live…
Our tip: buy experiences, not things and live more 🙂
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons water
1 Earl Grey tea bag or Infuser
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups milk
1 x large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups self-raising flour
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/3 cup caster sugar
25g butter, melted
Chocolate chips and blueberries to serve
First prepare the honey tea syrup.  Bring honey and water to a simmer in a small saucepan.  Add teabag and remove from heat.  Let steep for at least 5 minutes.  Remove teabag and stir in the vanilla.  Transfer to a small container and place in the refrigerator to cool and thicken.
Whisk milk, egg and vanilla together in a jug. Sift flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Stir in sugar. Make a well in centre. Add milk mixture. Whisk until just combined.
Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Brush pan with butter. Using 1/4 cup mixture per pancake, cook 2 pancakes for 3 to 4 minutes or until bubbles appear on surface. Turn and cook for 3 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining mixture, brushing pan with butter between batches. Serve with a fresh blueberries and drizzled honey syrup.
Basic but delish!