Sunday, February 15, 2009

Pancakes


Okay, these are not the typical thick and fluffy pancakes. I wanted to make something different for the kids; the pancake recipe is from Tessa Kiros, Apple For Jams and guess what, it was a HIT! They all loved the thin and soft pancakes with maple syrup, cinnamon sugar and best of all "WHIPPED CREAM". As for me, I have the pancakes with some maple syrup and top with some lovely pomegranates seeds. Delicious!

Pancakes

Ingredients

2 Eggs
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Caster (Superfine) Sugar
100 g (3 1/2oz) Plain (All-Purpose) Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
250 ml ( 9 Fl oz/1 cup) Milk
Butter, For Frying

To serve:
Freshly Whipped Cream
Caster (Superfine) Sugar
Lemon Wedges
Maple Syrup
Ground Cinnamon

Method

Whip together the eggs, vanilla and sugar. Add the flour and baking powder alternately with the milk, whisking well until it's smooth. Cover and leave to stand at room temperature for at least half an hour.

Melt a little butter in a non-stick frying pan - just enough to coat the bottom. When it's sizzling, add a small ladleful of batter. Tilt the pan so that the batter swirls out and around to thinly cover the bottom, mingling with some of the butter. Fry over medium heat until the underside is nicely golden, using a spatula to lift up the edge to check. Loosen the side with the spatula and flip the pancake over. Fry until the new underside is lightly golden, then slide out of the pan onto a plate and keep warm while you cook the rest of the batter, adding more butter when you need it. The first pancake is often not so great, but once you've got the hang of it and have got the pan temperature perfect, they'll work well.

Put out bowls of whipped cream, caster sugar, lemon wedges, maple syrup and enough cinnamon for everyone to help them self to their own favorite topping. Make cinnamon sugar by mixing 3 tsp of sugar with 1 tsp of cinnamon, and that's lovely with a squeeze of lemon juice over the top.


6 comments :

  1. Man, these look incredible! I cant wait to make and try them! Love your blog! I just added your blog to the "sites to check out" section of my blog. You have such great recipes! Hope this is ok :)

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  2. Hi Angie:
    At this rate you're going, you are going to pose serious competition to Qoola! LOL!
    Ben

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  3. Hey finsmom, thanks for the add, will check out your blog now :)

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  4. hey, those are Crepes. Ok crepes are thin pancakes... I know. Delicious and easy no matter what you call them.

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  5. Hi Sylvie, yup pretty close except this one is tad thicker than Crepes. I must agree with you, they're delicious whether its called Crepes or not. Thanks for the comment! :)

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  6. i used to have a pomegranate tree in my garden when i was small

    loved eating it on hot summer days

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