In honour of Pancake or Shrove Tuesday I decided to share this nice recipe for American style pancakes with you. The traditional Irish pancake is lovely, but this is nice for a bit of variety too! Don’t be afraid to experiment with it and mix it around a bit, adding fresh or dried fruit to the recipe can really liven it up. Each to their own and all that!!


American Pancakes


300g Self Raising Flour

1 tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda

2 eggs

290/300ml of Buttermilk

4 tbsp of milk

85g of melted butter

Pinch of Salt



  1. Sieve the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and gradually whisk in the eggs and buttermilk,  followed by the milk and melted butter. Mix until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps.
  2. Using a non-stick pan, melt butter and when hot add 1 or 2 ladles (per pancake) of the batter to the pan. Depending on the size of your pan you can fry one or several pancakes at a time. Cook for 2-3min until bubbles appear and the underside is set and golden. Flip the pancake and cook for another 2-3min.
  3. These pancakes are lovely served in a stack with Highbank Orchard Apple Syrup drizzled over them, so when cooked transfer them to a plate, cover with greaseproof paper and keep warm in a low oven. When you have enough for a nice sized stack, don’t hold back!


To make this recipe more fun add; 2 eating apples grated &/ 50g dried berries to step 2 when the mixture is smooth.

Meet Henry!!

As our followers on Twitter and friends on Facebook already know, we have an orphan lamb (awh) and he is called Henry. Poor old Henry was the second half of twins and he’s a little survivor (so far) as his sibling didn’t make it! So we have been bottle feeding him since he was born and we put him in the Pet’s Corner so the customers could feed him too! First of all we put him in with the goat kids so he’d have company, but they thought it was great fun to play rough with him. Four against one isn’t fair really. So then we tried the rabbits, Max & Ruby, this seemed to be going okay until we found them using Henry for hurdle practice and whizzing up and down the enclosure jumping over him at top speed! During the week Henry thought he had a new Mommy, but she wasn’t keen on him and beat him up a bit. So today Henry was in a pen all to himself and he had lots of visitors and lots of little children feeding him and cuddling him. When eventually goes out to the fields he accost any human out walking and demand a feed!!

Feeding times for Henry are approximately 11am, 1pm and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday if you would like to come and visit him. Be warned, if a Mommy becomes available for Henry we will not discourage it and you may miss your chance if  you don’t come soon.