Finally people, the day has come, one of my favourite days of the entire year has crept upon us, the day we get to celebrate the creation of the warm, buttery, delicious treat which we call the PANCAKE.
Nothing else quite beats, a towering stack of fluffy deliciousness, piled high and then gloriously topped with basically anything you fancy, peanut butter and sliced bananas, homemade berry compote or even a huge dollop of melted chocolate. What can get better than that?
Below is the recipe for my all time classic dutch pancakes.
*If you don't have a sweet tooth, check out my recipe for savoury sweet potato pancakes with feta and crispy pancetta*
1 cup of self - raising flour
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 cup of milk
1/4 cup of water
1 Teaspoon of baking powder
Just look at that stack
1. In a mixing bowl add the self raising flour, sugar and baking powder. Stir.
2. Then in two different bowls separate the eggs yolks from the whites, add the milk to the yolks, and then whisk the whites until light and fluffy like a moose.
3. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, add the yolks and milk and mix together. (if to thick add a splash more milk). The consistency should look like the pic below. Then fold in the fluffy whites, not too much but make sure the batter is all mixed up (it doesn't matter if it goes slightly flatter).
4. On a medium heat, melt a knob of butter then spoon the mixture into the pan, (know I always find for some reason the first one sticks, if this happens don't worry, just redo and add a touch more butter. I start making the base pancake first and then slowly make them slightly smaller.
Next is the best bit, what to put on top of the pancake!
1. P&J - In the middle of each pancake I like to add a thin layer of peanut butter, and then on top a homemade fruit cooly, which is basically fresh berries and a dash of water heated gently in a pan. OR you can make homemade Raspberry chia seed Jam!!
2. The Classic Lemon & Sugar - On each pancake, I would gently spike the middle with a fork, then I would squeeze lots of lemon juice, this way in soaks into the pancake. Then onto of the stack I would sprinkle a decent amount of sugar. (*instead of lemon juice my mum loves orange juice and sugar).
3. Melted Chocolate Sauce and Banana Slices - This is another favourite. Simply melt knob of butter, maple syrup and cocoa powder. While this is melting, slice up pieces of banana and layer them in between each pancake. Pour on the chocolate sauce and voila!!!!
Have a whipping pancake day and if you love this recipe then please send me pics, I would love to see them!