Tuesday, 9 February 2016


It is pancake day and I thought I would share with you the recipe that I use to make my pancakes. It is not my own recipe because pancakes are fairly straightforward to make and it is actually a Jamie Oliver recipe to create American-style pancakes. However, for some reason something went wrong with the pancakes even though I followed the recipe and I had to throw a lot away and that hardly ever happens so in the pictures I have put a lot more on the pancakes than I usually would because I was starting to run out of pancakes and I really wanted to take pictures of them. I also ran out of mixture so the last pancake topping has no picture but it is only two ingredients so that is ok, hopefully! I was questioning whether to even upload this post but hopefully you will all have a better time with this recipe and can be inspired on different toppings to put on your pancakes.

Makes: 9 fairly large pancakes | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

You will need ...

6 Large Eggs

230g Plain Flour

280ml Milk

2tsp Baking Powder

Pinch of Salt

Method ...

First you need to separate the eggs, placing the egg whites in one bowl and the egg yolks in another bowl. Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisk until it forms stiff peaks (this can be done by hand or by using an electric whisk, but I would suggest an electric whisk as it is a lot quicker and easier to do!)

Sieve the plain flour into the egg yolks and then add the baking powder and milk to the yolks, and mix together until it forms a smooth batter. Fold the egg whites into the batter making sure not to beat as that will get remove the air from the whisked egg whites.

Heat a non-stick frying pan on a low to medium heat (I don't add butter or oil to the pan because I use a non-stick pan so added butter and oil should not be needed). Then ladle some of the batter into the frying pan. Fry the pancakes for a couple of minutes until it starts to look firm and golden. Then flip and cook the other side of the pancake until it is golden. Allow your pancakes to cool before decorating with your various toppings.

The Classic with a Twist

So one of the classic toppings for pancakes is to have lemon juice and sugar. I was looking through the fridge to see what I had to make it a bit more interesting for this blog and I found some Greek yoghurt, blueberries and fresh lemons. So this is how I assembled my pancakes. I sliced the lemons just to make it look pretty for the blog and then obviously you can squeeze the lemon juice from the slices. I poured some Greek yoghurt onto the pancake and placed the lemon slices around the edge of the pancake. I then placed some blueberries to the middle of the pancake because lemons and blueberries work really well together. I then decided to pour some honey over the top and I think this combination really works and is just a slight twist on the favoured classic.

Greek Yoghurt and Fruit

This is probably one of the healthiest toppings for a pancake and is something that my Mum use to make me when I was little so I would eat more fruit. First of all cut your strawberries into quarters. In between each pancake place some Greek yoghurt and place a handful of the strawberries between each layer. With the final pancake pour some Greek yoghurt and add a handful of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries on top. Then pour some honey over the top and finally sprinkle with icing sugar. This topping is amazing and was always one of my favourites when I was little and its something that I haven't had since I was 12.

Rocky Road

This topping is probably more for the person who has a very sweet tooth. I don't think I would have this every time I have pancakes but I did have some of it and it was incredible and would be great for sharing because there is no way I could have finished it on my own. All I did was whipped up some whipping cream with a whisk until it formed peaks. I then poured some of the whipped cream on top of the pancake and drizzled some Belgian chocolate sauce on top (I brought mine but you could melt your own chocolate if you had more time). I then added loads of marshmallows and placed some cherries on top as well (but be careful because there will be pips in the fresh cherries). I then sprinkle some icing sugar on top.

The American Classic

I unfortunately do not have a picture of this classic because I ran out of pancake batter and I didn't have any more eggs or milk to make more batter. But this classic is always one of my favourites especially when I am in America and that is having bacon and maple syrup. It is really simple and all you have to do is cook the bacon until it is completely crispy and then place on top of your pancakes with some maple syrup. It is fairly simple but it is incredible and even though it sounds like it shouldn't work it just does and it is definitely one of my favourite toppings.


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