7 flippin' good pancake recipes
HAPPY PANCAKE DAY YOU LOVELY, LOVELY HUMAN!!!
I don't know if you can tell, but I LOVE pancake day. Here are a few recipes that you can try that are a little more adventurous than the lemon and sugar. Though, lemon and sugar is pretty darn good isn't it <3
I must admit, I just wing it with ingredients, but I have tried my hardest to write down the recipes for the pancakes at least. I'm not going to tell you how how much toppings you should be putting on, that is none of my business.
Ingredients for Scotch pancakes:
300g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp caster sugar
optional: Chocolate chips
Whisk all of the ingredients together in a jug (apart from the choc chips), it should be a smooth thick batter. Fold in the chocolate chips and set to one side.
Heat a small knob of butter in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, swirling it round to coat the pan. Add 2-3 tbsp of the batter to the pan, you should know that the pancake is ready to flip when you can see bubbles rising to the surface. Flip the pancake over and cook for the same amount of time, or until golden brown and puffed up. Repeat with the remaining batter, keeping the pancakes warm in a low oven.
It's called Eton mess for a reason hun, just throw on as much or as little as you'd like and make it messy!
I'm blue da ba dee da ba daa
Well you'll be blue no more with this ever so simple but delicous recipe my friend.
I used the same batter recipe as the Eton mess pancakes, without the chocolate chips.
Whip up 225g of butter with 65g of milk until light and fluffy. Stack up your pancakes, as a dollop of the whipped butter. Drizzle on some maple syrup or agave if you want to be extra (it seems to be all the craze at the mo) and some blueberries, then tuck in!
This *recipe* is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
This recipe is - heart face emoji - good.
I used a crepe recipe for the pancakes.
To make the crepes you will need:
100g plain flour
a pinch of salt
Whisk all of the ingredients together and set to one side for 30 minutes (if you can wait that long). Add a little butter to a medium sized frying pan (or a pancake pan if you have one, I actually knew someone that had one of these lol, he takes pancakes very seriously). When the pan is hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go.
To make the caramelised bananas you will need:
60g sugar (I used half dark muscovado and half light brown sugar)
3 tbsp double cream
2 bananas, sliced
Melt the butter, sugar and cream in a pan, be careful to not burn it. Once all of the sugar has been dissolved and you have a smooth liquid, add in the banana and stir.
IT'S NOT TERRYS, IT'S yours
If you're a chocaholic like my sis, you'll love these. For the crepe batter I substituted 50g of the flour for 50g of cocoa powder and added in a splash of vanilla extract to counteract the bitterness of the cocoa.
Juice an orange and sprinkle on the crepes when they're warm. OR add Cointreau if you've had a hard day.
Serve with chocolate orange pieces, cream or ice ream and orange zest.
HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS IN THE MORNING, I LIKE MINE ON A SAVOURY PAN-CAKE
I know, I know, this won't be for everyone, but I wanted to make sure I included a savoury option (just the one) for balance.
Use the same batter and method. as the caramelised banana crepes.
For the filling you will need:
Salt & pepper
In a separate pan, fry the bacon and mushroom and set to one side in a bowl. Fry your egg in the same pan and turn off the heat. Cook your pancake in a medium pan and add a sprinkle of cheese in the middle of the pancake. Layer on the mushroom and bacon and the egg. Fold the pancake and sprinkle with chilli flakes, spring onion and season with salt and pepper.
Raspberry cheese-CAKE? CHEESE-CAKE? A CAKE OF CHEESE?
If you don't get this reference - it's a Peter Kay reference. Please go check it out
These pancakes are made with ricotta and they're super light and fluffy.
You will need:
250g ricotta cheese
250g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
a pinch of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Some recipes call to separate the eggs and whisk separately, blah blah blah. I didn't have the patience for that so I just threw it all together, it worked out fine, more than fine actually. They cook similar to the scotch pancakes in the first couple of recipes.
For the toppings you will need:
Fold some chopped raspberries into a dollop of creme fraiche and a sprinkling of icing sugar (or creme cheese if you're cheese obsessed). I chose Crème fraîche as it's a nice light accompaniment to the pancakes.
I bi-scoffing you all up
Ok, so I LOVE lotus biscuits (and the spread omg I could eat an entire tub in one sitting).
These are buttermilk pancakes that adds a tangy flavour to them.
You will need
1 1/2 cups of plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 cups of buttermilk
pinch of salt
1/4 cup Biscoff spread (crunchy)
Beat all of the ingredients together, don't worry if there are lumps. Grease a hot pan with butter. Drop dollops of the batter onto the hot pan. Once bubbles form, flip the pancakes once and continue cooking 1 to 2 more minutes until the pancakes are cooked throughout
Serve with whipped cream, salted caramel sauce (I cheated and bought the Bonne Maman Salted Caramel Spread, it is soooo yummy and tastes homemade) and crunched Lotus biscuits.
Et Voila! There you have it ladies and gents, I hope you like the recipes and give them a try this pancake day.
Lotsa love as always,