Banana pancakes

Breakfast is one meal I want to prepare with as little as possible trauma!

And to top it I have a daughter who always returns the fruit I pack for lunch. After saving the umpteenth bruised banana, I decided to serve it differently as a pancake. Now, this is by no means my own invention I just love freestyling with recipes.

3 medium bananas (smashed)
2 large eggs
1/4 cup oatmeal

1. Peel banana and smash till smooth.
2. Add eggs in a time and incorporate in smashed banana.
3. Add oatmeal and stir till completely incorporated.
4. Heat oil in a pan. Use a soup ladle to pour batter into the pan.
5. Ensure that the pan isn’t too hot and bake pancakes slowly, till it’s firm enough to flip over carefully.
6. Serve with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar or as is.

Ps. She suggested that we try an apple version of it!



How to cure Compulsive Stirring Disease(CSD)

I suffer from a common but not well researched compulsion, Compulsive Stirring Disease!

The symptoms include:
1. Stirring pots of food for longer than necessary.
2. Standing in front of the stove- stirring.
3. Loading up the sink with every spoon/ladle in your cutlery drawer, used solely for stirring purposes.
4. Stirring food which should simmer.
5. Missing the reruns of your favourite series, because you were busy stirring.

There is no known cure for said dis-ease, I stumbled upon something that I believe has brought me much needed relief from the agony of CSD.

Do try this at home:
1. Invest in oven dishes of all kind.
2.Find oven friendly recipes.
3.Invest in a slow cooker.
4.Start with something easy like vegetables in your oven.
5. Google for oven/slow cooker recipes.
6. Donate all those extra ladles to a soup kitchen.
7. Slowly back away from the oven after shoving the dish in.
8. Go sit down!

My before and after pictures of the 8 step cure for Compulsive Stirring Disease.

PS. This way you use less oil!

Mom’s homebake business opportunity

Business opportunity for Stay-at-home-mums.

I started out my SAHM journey by quitting my fulltime teaching job and starting a home-based baking business. It soon culminated in me homeschooling two of my children. Homeschooling pushed me into playing day mum for a neighbours two young ones and a friends, little girl. Looking back I don’t know how I did it, but by grace!

I bought a franchise The Wacky Cake Heaven ( and embarked on my solo journey with very little knowledge of running a business.

The support I received from the franchisor, Tracey Williams, was amazing. She was always available to help and encourage, despite being based in the UK. Her encouraging words and regular checkups; kept me going even at moments of utter despair.

A number of opportunities exist in Johannesburg South region. SAHM you can earn whilst spending valuable time with your little ones.

The web address Looking forward to welcoming you into the Wacky Family.

Fat cake recipe

A South African delicacy easy to prepare and anytime treat. The beauty of this recipe is that every hand produces a fat cake different in appearance. It is enjoyed on it’s own or any topping of your choice or with soup.

Recipe for FAT CAKES
4 cups flour
1 sachet instant yeast (10g)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups of lukewarm water
Oil for deep frying

1. Place the flour,salt,sugar and
yeast in a bowl and mix lightly
by hand or with a whisk.
2. Make a well in the flour and
pour part of the water and
make a soft dough.
3. Gradually add the rest of the
water until all the flour has
been incorporated.
4. Lightly knead the dough for
approximately 5 minutes or
until dough no longer sticks to
your hand.
5. Cover and keep in warm draft
free place for +/- 20 minutes or
until double in size.
6. Knock down and let it rise for
another 20 min.
7. Remove from the bowl and
place the dough on a lightly
floured surface.
8. Flatten the dough with your
finger tips, take care not to use
too much pressure.
9. Use a glass to cut the dough and
leave to proof whilst oil is
heating up.
10. Bake in hot oil till golden
brown on both sides.
11. Serve as is, or with jam,
atchar or curry.