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      13.02.2010 21:16
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      Happy Pancake Day.... 3 Days Early!!!

      We had our pancake day today instead of Tuesday because my sister isn't going to be here this year and she loves pancake day so we didn't want her to miss out. This 128g bag of Smart Price batter mix was only 8p and I only brought it because I didn't think 2 bottles of the Betty Crocker mix would be enough and I actually thought this deffo make better pancakes. You mix the whole pack with an egg and some cold water until it's smooth, then do it in the pan like you would any other pancakes. You can also use this pack to make yorkshire puddings and coat fish for frying, I haven't tried it for them things but I reckon the taste would be good as a yorkshire pudding. The powder is dead easy to mix and doesn't leave any lumps in the bowl. I just used a fork to mix it and that only took a few minutes but if you've got a whisk it would be quicker again. It goes smooth quick and when it's perfect it gets a sort of bubble look about it on the top. I got 6 pancakes out of this pack and that's brill for 8p. The pancakes tasted just like any other ones I've brought batter for and like I said they were a bit nicer than the Betty Crockers ones and the batter deffo went smoother. The pancakes only took a minute on each side to cook and the batter is smooth so they cook evenly, you have to watch they don't go too dark though because the batter gets a bit of a burned taste that isn't that nice. I think this is a mega bargain, I had lemon juice and sugar on one and that was wicked. The pancakes are nice and fluffly so you've got a proper nice taste under whatever you put on it, I also put chocolate sauce on one and that was yummy too so they do go with anything. Recommended..... easy to use and delish!!!

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        19.12.2009 20:42
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        Well worth buying

        Asda Smartprice Batter Mix Description: Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Cake. If you have read any of my earlier reviews (thank you very much!) then you will know that I am a huge fan of the supermarkets own ranges which offer savings to the consumer by using cheap and plain packaging, instead of fancy stuff. The packaging simply gets binned so I think it is an excellent way to make a saving. For a while, I thought that because the packaging was cheap and nasty, the products would be too, and so have been pleasantly surprised to discover that this is not the case. In fact, many of the products that I have tried, have been rather good. My mother cringes at the thought of me buying this mix, but I am usually in a hurry and don't have the time to make my own, so this is a great alternative which is quick and simple to use. As with all products in the Asda Smartprice range, the packaging is plain white and green with the label on the front. The batter mix comes in a plastic bag. The first thing that I have to point out is the cost, it cost me just £0.08 for the bag. It explains that to use it, you simply need to add an egg and the required amount of water before beating the ingredients together. I usually use this to make toad in the hole, or just individual Yorkshire puddings, but it can also be used to make pancakes. To be honest, I have found this batter mix to be just as good as its higher priced competitors. It makes tasty batter with the minimum of fuss and is so cheap that it would be almost silly not to try it! If like me, you want something quick, convenient and delicious then I really recommend that you try this batter mix. It is a fab stand by to have in the cupboard and use when you need to, and Yorkshire puddings are always a favourite. 5 respectable Dooyoo stars from me!

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          05.05.2009 08:52
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          Versatile batter mix from the Asda Smartprice range

          Ever since pancake day this year I have had the urge to treat myself to pancakes at least once a month. Whilst I could indulge in the various pacakaged pancakes on offer in supermarkets, I have always preferred making them myself. When browsing the baking aisles of Asda recently I came across their own batter mix for just a mere 8p. All you need to add is an egg and water and you can make roughly 7 or 8 pancakes or yorkshire puddings. I was quite wary at first wondering if the product would taste disgusting but alas I was pleasantly surprised and the cupboards at home are now often stacked up with packets of them. Presented in the usual green and white packaging associated with Smartprice products, the mix itself not only saves time but also saves money. Rushing around to find and buy all the usual ingredients you'd need to make a batter mix such as flour, milk and eggs would no doubt set you back by quite a bit, however this product as already mentioned is available for just 8p and is miles cheaper than other products offering the same thing currently on the market. Just by browsing the Asda website the next cheapest is 35p which gives you 256g - double the amount in this packet but you're still paying 4x as much so it doesn't seem worth it. A pack of six eggs can also be purchased from Asda or Tescos for about 85p or so and really the process of making the batter is plain and simple. Making the mix is extremely easy to the point that the clear and detailed instructions on the back can be somewhat insulting. There are three individual sections detailing how to use the mix to make pancakes, yorkshire pudding or just a simple batter mix to fry or what not. You add the egg and required amount of water to a bowl containing the mix and just beat it together and then you're all ready to go. Unlike when I make my own batter mix for cakes or whatever I find I have to beat the mixture for a very long time just to make it smooth but with this it usually only takes a minute or so if that and you're all ready to go. I found the mix to be easy to cook as pancakes. It doesn't stick to the pan and it tastes perfectly fine though I reccommend putting just a little bit of sugar into the mix to give it a sweeter taste as I've found it can be a tad bitter. I've not yet used it for individual yorkshire puddings but I have many times for a toad in the hole and the end result here is also very rewarding. The ingredients are simple and are as follows: Wheat Flour, Skimmed Milk Powder, Cornflour, Salt. You are also cautioned on the back of the packet that the product may contain nuts. To be honest I'd go as far as to say that is probably one of the most versatile food products I've come across in a very long time alongside pasta. Whether you get it out just once a year for pancake day or once a week to add some yorkshire puddings to your Sunday roast, it's cheap, easy to make and as long as you don't overdo the required ingredients guarenteed to produce flawless results everytime. The best before dates are also well in advance of purchasing so you can stock up and just leave them in the cupboard until you get the urge to use them.

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            25.02.2009 23:22
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            Give it a go!

            I did suggest this category to Dooyoo a couple of weeks ago but they only accepted it today, so I'm a bit late for pancake day, sorry! A few weeks back I learned that pancake day was approaching, and I seemed to have pancakes on the brain for a while! I kept thinking about them, so decided to make some for my tea -so much for being healthy! Now I used to always make batter mix from scratch - after all, it's a very simple thing to make, requiring the use of only three ingredients - flour, eggs and milk (or the way I make it anyway). The reason I have started to stock up on packets of batter mix is that firstly, I don't drink a lot of milk, so I rarely have any in my fridge, and inevitably whenever I decide I want Yorkshire puds with my roast, I can't because there's no milk to make them with. Not only that, but the ASDA smart price batter mix costs just 8p a pack and you only need add one egg and water, so it works out cheaper than making your own, which by my calculations, even using the cheapest ingredients Asda sell, would cost 35p. OK, so not a huge difference, but at times like these every little helps. Another thing to note, is that the same sized pack of Batter mix but made by Bisto costs 65p, so again, buy buying this one you are making a considerable saving. The batter mix comes in a plain looking green and white plastic packet, and there are clear instructions on the back for making Yorkshire puddings, pancakes and also coating batter if you want to deep fat fry things. I've so far used this for both Yorkshire puddings and pancakes, and although the methods for making them are slightly different, I find that they're both simple and you wont really notice too much of a difference - you certainly don't need to be any sort of culinary genius! Usually when I make my own batter mix I have to give it a quick whisk with the hand blender to get rid of the lumps, but with this a hand whisk is more than sufficient to make a smooth batter. The batter mix is made from wheat flour, skimmed milk powder, corn flour and salt, so there are no artificial ingredients or E numbers in there. I think the only difference between this and other brands can be the quality of the ingredients it contains. To be honest though, I did not notice any difference between the finished Yorkshire puddings and pancakes I've made with this batter mix, and my own. They looked good and tasted good, and if I had people round I'd have no qualms about passing these off as my own. Yorkshire puds come out light and crispy, whilst pancakes are not too thick or squidgy. Despite pancake day having passed us by this year, I would certainly recommend giving this a try!

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