Evidence shows that Mr Tom Powers (James Cagney) is not at his best in the mornings.
His conduct cannot be condoned but, just perhaps, a grapefruit half is not the thing to serve a gangster boyfriend with a hangover.
Zelda's advice is to try serving him something more substantial and see if his mood improves. And this will be fine at whatever time of day he wakes up.
BUTTERMILK PANCAKES with MAPLE SYRUP
Makes 6 – 8 pancakes
375g/ 6oz self-raising flour
½tsp bicarbonate of soda
1tsp caster sugar
100ml/ 3½floz buttermilk
200ml/ 7floz milk
1free range egg
40g/ 1½oz butter, melted + about 10g for frying
maple syrup for serving
Pour into the flour and stir to combine.
Melt remaining butter in a pan.
Pour some batter into the pan. Cook for about a minute (You should see it start to firm up and the bubbles rise to the top).
Then turn and cook the other side.
Keep the cooked pancakes in a warm oven until all are ready.