Tuesday, 4 March 2014

It's Pancake Day!

We never need any encouragement in the eating of pancakes, but naturally with it being Pancake Day today we can really go for it!  Pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner?  You betcha!

Here's a little recipe we found which we're desperate to try - strawberry, almond and caramel pancakes!  To.die.for.

Source: www.essexchronicle.co.uk

Serves 4 (2 pancakes each)

A truly indulgent pancake recipe. Ideal for breakfast or dessert, the strawberry, caramel and yoghurt topping is also delicious on waffles or slices of Madeira cake.

Cooking time: 10 Minutes


For the pancakes:

100g flour

2 eggs, beaten

300ml milk

Oil for frying

For the filling:

20 Viva strawberries, chopped

2tsp sugar

1 tbsp caramel sauce

300ml Greek yoghurt

2 tbsp, heaped, toasted almonds


In a bowl, sprinkle the sugar over the strawberries and leave to macerate while you make the pancakes. Switch your oven on to a low heat.

Place the flour in a bowl and gently whisk in the milk and eggs so you have a lump free batter. It should be the consistency of single cream.

Heat a medium sized frying pan on a medium heat then wipe it with oil. Ladle enough batter into the pan to coat the base with an even, thin layer when you tilt it around the pan.

Leave the batter to stand until the top side looks dry and the bottom is golden, usually around 30 seconds. Using a fish slice or a flick of the wrist, turn or flip the pancake to cook the other side. Once cooked pop it on a plate, cover with foil and keep it warm in the oven. Repeat this until all the batter is used up and you have a pile of pancakes. Gently fold the juicy strawberries and caramel through the yoghurt till it just ripples. Serve 2 pancakes per person topped with a dollop of the yoghurt mixture and scatter with almonds.

Source: www.essexchronicle.co.uk

Happy pancake eating!


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