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Black and White Pancakes

You’ll need: 180g self raising flour 4 tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder a pinch of salt 4 tbsp caster sugar 4 tbsp butter, melted 1 egg 200ml Guinness 60ml milk For the cream cheese sauce: 100g cream cheese (I used Philadelphia) 100ml milk 100ml cream 2 tbsp icing sugar

Make it! Sift the flour, baking powder, caster sugar, salt and cocoa powder into a bowl and mix well. Beat the egg in a separate bowl. Mix in the melted butter, Guinness and milk. You should get a lively frothy batter. Heat a non-stick pan until really hot. Add a little butter and wait for it to sizzle. Ladle in a spoonful of batter, cook it until you see bubbles on the surface, then flip. Carry on until you have a big old pile, keeping them warm in the oven until you’ve used up all the batter.

For the sauce: Mix the cream cheese, milk and cream together. Sift in the icing sugar and beat until smooth and silky.

These are some recipes collected over the years in kitchens. They are mainly in note form, hence rough, and often scribbled down like a madwoman. Contact me if it’s all too confusing!