Showing posts with label Pancakes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pancakes. Show all posts

Sunday, 19 February 2017

How to Make Oven Cooked Pancakes - Make Pancake Day a Doddle

Whoop whoop - Pancake Day is nearly here (it's Tuesday 28th February this year) so not long now! Pretty much everyone loves a pancake, even me; but Paul (the husband) is a proper lover of a good pancake.

Trouble is I'm not too keen on cooking them since he can eat a LOT of the thin crêpe like ones which means I'm stood over a frying pan for what seems like forever.
No more standing over a frying pan and flipping it over in hope that you don't ruin it.  I say oven cooked pancakes are the way to go!   They're BIG and filling so just one does the trick, even more marvellous in my opinion. 😉

Oven Cooked Pancake with Berries

Simple to make:
It's a sort of sweet Yorkshire pudding batter except you must use self raising flour or it won't puff up. Pour the batter into a pan and watch it puff right up (it gets a bit scary) but it turns a lovely golden brown and then you know it's done.

Once cooked and you open the oven door, it will sink right back down into a random shape which I think gives it a proper homemade (or you could say rustic) look!  Drizzle with maple syrup, top with raspberries and blueberries, eat and enjoy.

Top Tip!
If you're feeding more than one greedy person or a lot of hungry kids you can make a humongous pancake in a roasting tin; as long as it's non-stick and not too deep it'll be fine. That said, don't forget you'd have to double the ingredients listed.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

ProCook Carbon Steel Crepe Pan - Giveaway

Yes I know pancake day was yesterday, but I say pancakes are good any day of the year!  Whether you like your pancakes made thick or thin, served with lemon and a sprinkling of sugar, drenched in maple syrup or smothered in chocolate the one thing you will need to make the perfect pancake is a good pancake or crepe pan.  

Enter my giveaway to be in with a chance of winning this rather nice ProCook Kitchenware 24cm Carbon Steel Crepe Pan (pictured below) which of course can be used to make regular pancakes too.

Follow this Super Simple Pancake Recipe by ProCook Kitchenware - great for an indulgent weekend breakfast.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Marsala Honey, Date and Walnut - Pancake Recipe

With Pancake Day coming up this Tuesday, which pancake style and topping will you be making - Do you prefer American style pancakes or the thinner crepe type?
I'd never actually made American pancakes until now and although I think mine are probably a bit on on the thick side, they were still light, fluffy and good to eat. 

These pancakes are for grown ups!  Although you can of course leave out the Marsala for children.  I wondered my mixture of dates along with honey and Marsala would make them too sweet but as it turned out they were fine.  I'm not really a dessert lover but Paul (the husband) loved them. 

 If you're making pancakes this Tuesday, you may be searching through cook books or online for how to make the perfect pancake batter.  If so, Asda have a rather marvelous pancake mix-o-meter which is designed to help you with quantities.  

To make the Marsala, Honey Date and Walnut topping you will need:
15g butter
30g dates - chopped
40g walnut pieces
4 tablespoons runny honey
2 tablespoons Marsala wine
Print Recipe

How to do it:
Heat up a medium sized frying pan and add the butter, once it has melted tip in the rest of the ingredients and add the Marsala.  Cook over a medium heat for a minute or two.

To make 4-6 pancakes you will need:
140g self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon caster sugar
130ml milk
1 large free range egg
20g melted butter (allow to cool slightly) plus extra for cooking
30g dates - chopped

How to do it:
Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl.  In a smaller bowl, lightly whisk together the milk and egg.  Now whisk in the melted butter.
Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and and using a whisk, beat until you have a smooth batter without lumps.  Add the chopped dates and stir.  Let the batter stand for a few minutes before using.

Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter.  When it's melted, add a ladle of batter (or two if your frying pan is big enough to cook two pancakes at the same time).
The batter will look quite thick but that's how it should be.
Cook until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown and the pancake has risen to about 1cm thick.
Repeat until all the batter is used up.

To Serve:
Pop the pancakes onto a plate, quickly reheat the date and walnut mixture and pour over.  Serve straight away you can add a dollop of ice cream if you fancy.

For some Pancake Day trivia, Asda have a fun info-graphic which can be found here.  

This is sponsored post commissioned by ASDA.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Pancakes with Summer Berries and White Chocolate

I was recently asked to try out three different Tefal frying pans and to come up with a pancake recipe for Pancake Day.  With spring around the corner and really hoping to see some sunshine soon, I came up with these pancakes filled with summer berries which I drizzled with melted white chocolate.

The three lovely pans Tefal sent me were quickly put to the test and all did a great job of making perfect pancakes as they all heated up quickly and are non-stick.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Banoffee Pancakes - Easy Dessert Recipe

Light fluffy pancakes filled with caramel sauce, bananas, whipped cream and topped with flaked chocolate can only be a good thing.  Since they can be eaten cold and still look and taste every bit as good later on the same day, why not make them before dinner cover the plate in cling film for a no fuss delicious dessert.

Banoffee Pancakes

Having been sent a couple of  OXO Good Grips products and set a challenge of coming up with a pancake recipe here's how it went.  Okay, I'm a bit early as Pancake Day isn't until 4th March but yesterday I was in a pancake making mood.  In any case it doesn't have to officially be Pancake Day to enjoy pancakes!

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Easy Chocolate and Banana Pancakes with OXO Good Grips

Pancakes, just about everyone loves them!
Sweet or savoury they can be whipped up in next to no time, especially if you have the right equipment.
Click here for my recipe for Perfect Pancake Batter then all you need to do is add melted chocolate, sliced banana and, if you fancy, a dollop of whipped cream.

Having been sent an OXO Good Grips Pancake Kit to try, I found all three items are brilliant for doing the job.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Pancake Recipe for Pancake Day!

As everyone probably knows, yesterday was Shrove Tuesday, which means Pancake Day!
Every food supermarket had displays of lemons, milk, flour and sugar!

Print Recipe

To make about 6 - 8 you will need:
a light weight frying pan - about 8 or 10 inches in size
110g plain flour
a pinch of salt
2 eggs
200ml milk mixed with 75ml water
a good knob of melted butter to be used for greasing the pan

To serve:
sugar and lemon juice
How to do it:
Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it. Then whisk in the eggs with a balloon whisk.

Bring in the flour from around the edge of the bowl so it all gets well mixed together. Now you can gradually add small quantities of the milk and water mixture, whisking all the time until all the milk and water has been added and it is quite smooth - no lumps please!
You will now have a quite thinnish batter.

When that's done, I always transfer the mixture into a jug so it's easier to pour.
Using a piece of kitchen paper dip it into your melted butter and use this to grease the frying pan. Get the pan really hot and then turn the heat to medium. Pour a little of the pancake batter into the hot pan - enough to almost cover the bottom completely. Don't make the pancakes too thick. My nan bless her, used to make pancakes that were about half an inch thick - At least it saved all the messing about as no one could eat more than one!
Anyway, as the batter goes into the hot pan, tip it around from side to side to get the base evenly coated with batter.
The pancake will only take a minute - if that to cook. Now flip the pancake over with a pan slice and the other side will need a few seconds to cook.
Once cooked the pancake will have nice golden spots on. Now slide the pancake onto a serving plate.
I can't be doing with any fancy fillings, just a little sugar sprinkled over and a good squeeze of lemon juice.
Personally I don't think they can be kept warm and stay nice, so eat that one and get on with making the next one!