Pancakes Three Ways

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The best thing about a great pancake batter is recipe is that once you have perfected it, you can change and adapt it with all your favourite flavours and toppings. You can easily make this batter the night before to save time in the morning. Have a little melted butter in a bowl and some kitchen paper so you can wipe the pan before adding a ladle of the batter.

Basic Pancake Batter
Makes 12-14 pancakesโ€จ
110g of plain flour
A pinch of salt
2 large eggs
200ml of milk
75ml of water
2 tablespoons of melted butter

Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl and with a spoon make a well in the center. ย Break the eggs into the well and using a whisk slowly incorporate them with the flour. ย Donโ€™t worry too much about lumps as they should disappear when you add the rest of the liquid. ย Gradually add the milk and water until you have a light batter.

Heat a little butter in your frying pan over a hot heat, and add 2 tablespoons of melted butter to the batter, stir through to combine. ย Add a ladle full of the batter to the hot pan and move from side to side until it evenly covers the surface of the pan. ย Reduce the heat and cook for about a minute each side or until the batter begins to take a nice golden colour. ย Feel free to try your hand at flipping half way through! Serve straight away with your filling of choice. Alternatively you can cook all the batter off and save the pancakes for later.ย  Simply layer the crepes on top each other, cover with some cling film and store in the fridge.ย  They should heat up well in a microwave.


Nutella & Berries
Makes 1 portion
2 tbsp Nutella
handful of berries of your choice
Handful toasted hazelnuts, chopped

Spread the nutella over the warm pancake, pile onย your favourite fresh berries and finish with a sprinkling of hazelnuts. Enjoy!

Strawberries & Cream filling
Makes 1 portion
6tbsp creme fraiche
1tsp icing sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
3tbsp strawberry jam
handful of strawberries, sliced

Mix the creme fraiche, icing sugar and vanilla extract together and set aside.ย Spread the jam on to the pancake then dollop the creme fraiche mixture on top and sprinkle the strawberries over the mixture before rolling the pancake and tuck in!

Caramelised Bananas & Dark Chocolate
Makes 1 portion
3 bananas, peeled and sliced lengthways
2tbsp demerera sugar
knob of butter
100g dark chocolate, chopped
hazelnuts, toasted and finely chopped

Coat the bananas in the sugar and set aside. Place the chocolate in a bowl over a small saucepan with simmering water and let it melt. In a fryingpan, fry the bananas on a medium heat in the butter until they have a nice colour on all sides. Spread the pancake with the melted chocolate, top with the bananas and sprinkle over the hazelnuts. Enjoy!

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