Established Coffee: The best brunch in Belfast


When the 2011 MTV European Music Awards rolled into town Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody excitedly remarked “Walking about Belfast at the moment – it doesn’t know itself”.  (If you missed it, check out this video of Snow Patrol’s performance of ‘Run’ at Belfast City Hall – he looks pleased as punch to be performing to the home crowd and so do the thousands of people singing along with him.  I love it!)

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The best pancake recipe for a lazy weekend brunch

Spiced Berry Pancakes Title PageThe eagle-eyed among you may have noticed something of a radio silence from the blog these past few weeks.  At the beginning of the month I celebrated my birthday and welcomed a bit of a nasty virus that took up the whole first week of my new year so I’ve been playing catch up ever since.  My apologies!  I hope this delicious recipe will go a little way to making up for the lack of posts in this timeframe!

I found the basic pancake recipe in time for Shrove Tuesday and have been tweaking and trialling it since to make it work better for me.  The pancakes you get are quite thin and the batter is quite watery but the results are finger-licking good.  I hope you enjoy eating them as much as we have in our house!

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