This has been my motto the past few days as I've avoided going outdoors and have stayed close to the air-conditioning instead.
This self-enforced confinement period has left me loads of time to experiment in the kitchen and my children have been only too happy to act as official tasters.
These Brown Sugar Pancakes With Grilled Nectarines proved to be the hit of the week and are so easy to whip up that they are sure to regularly feature on my family's school holiday breakfast menu.
Try them today or do as I plan to and put teenagers in the house in charge of this easy-make recipe.
BROWN SUGAR PANCAKES WITH ROAST NECTARINES
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
4 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
50 grams melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Nectarines cut in slices
Brown sugar to sprinkle over
1: Whisk pancake ingredients together.
2: Melt a little butter in a non-stick pan and drop in spoonfuls of batter.
3: Wait for little holes to appear on the surface of pancakes then flip and allow to cook on the other side.
4: Repeat till batter used up but note that there is no need to keep greasing the pan after the first batch. 5: Sprinkle brown sugar over cut nectarine slices and cook 20 minutes at 180 C till nectarine bubble.
6: Serve pancakes with nectarines and drizzle over syrup made from the fruit or serve plain with honey.
COOK'S NOTES: I gave this recipe to a cousin who substituted milk with blueberry yogurt with spectacular results.