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Pick n Pay


  • 1½ cups (375 ml) milk

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tsp (10ml) vanilla essence

  • 2 cups (300g) flour, sifted

  • 2 tsp (10ml) baking powder

  • 1 pinch bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1/3 cup (80ml) castor sugar

  • 8 rashers streaky bacon, fried until crisp

  • 1 wheel ripe camembert, for serving

  • A few preserved figs, for serving

  • 1 drizzle fig syrup, for serving


  1. Whisk milk, egg and vanilla together.

  2. Place dry ingredients into a bowl, make a well in the centre and whisk in egg mixture until smooth.

  3. Place one slice bacon in the pan and pour about ¼ cup (60ml) batter over it (be sure it follows its vertical, narrow shape).

  4. Cook for a few minutes or until the mixture starts to bubble.

  5. Flip over and fry for another 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining bacon and batter.

  6. Arrange dippers on a plate and serve with camembert, sliced figs and a drizzle of fig syrup.