Happy Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day, I really don’t know the meaning behind of Shrove Tuesday but I speak pancake. And as a self-proclaimed “Pancake Queen” today is kind of my day *shrugs*.
This day has really creeped upon us early and I wasn’t really prepared. So, I asked many of you on my Twitter and Instagram @asliceofelle of what type of pancake recipe you would like to see done three ways. Since, I have two American style pancakes recipes such as my buttermilk and dairy free pancakes recipe. Yet, the majority still chose American style pancakes. I do love both but for Pancake Day crêpe wins every time (sorry), it’s just so much faster to make and you can eat lots of it.
However, the majority does carry the vote and thus I present you with fresh berry and cream, peanut butter and jelly and caramelised apples with pecans pancakes. You may be wondering, “why so fruity Elle?” it’s simples I like fruit and American style pancakes are bit dense so fruit and light toppings work best. Also, I really don’t like flavoured American style pancakes, just keep it simple with a dash of cinnamon or vanilla extract. None of that heavy chocolatey pancakes stuff please.
INGREDIENTS FOR ALL
- 250 g plain flour
- 50 g suagr
- 200 ml almond milk or whichever dairy free milk you prefer
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste optional
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- teaspoon of oil
- 2 free range eggs
- In a bowl whisk the two eggs and sugar together.
- Sieve the flour, baking powder and pinch of salt to the egg mixture.
- Slowly add the milk and combine. If you are making the Fresh Berry and Cream pancakes fold the mixture until well combined, do not worry about tiny lumps. For the other two recipes gently whisk the batter.
- In a heated non stick pan add a teaspoon of oil spread around the pan.
- Take a tablespoon of batter and place it into a pan to form a circle.
- Once small holes develop on top of the pancake flip and cook the other side for 20-30 seconds.
- Serve with your toppings and enjoy.
Fresh Berry and Cream Pancakes
One of my favourites and inspired by The Breakfast Club Cafe, this simple pancake is fluffy and moist perfect to be pared with fruits and whipped cream.
TIP: This type of pancake is denser and more fluffier than the other two because its not ferociously whisked. Instead of it being whisked the batter is gently folded until well combined and very similar to my buttermilk recipe. Do not worry if you see tiny lumps in the batter, its all apart of the magic. And since the batter is a little denser you must spoon it on the pan and carefully shape it into a circle.
Finish it off by topping with your favourite food and maple syrup or honey.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes
Since the Americans love their PB& Jelly combo and I’ve tried it on toast and it worked well. So I wanted to try it on a pancake to see if I get the same yummy results and gosh I did. To the British palette, this combo might be odd but dare I say it tasted surprisingly really really good ! And the jelly part is a fresh strawberry compote, you can use jam but whats the fun in that?
TIP: This batter is much lighter than the previous pancake batter because peanut butter is very dense. Thus, I whisked the batter instead of folding and make sure not to overwhisk.
Jelly Recipe for 1
- A handful of frozen or fresh strawberries (6-10 strawberries depending on the size )
- 1 tablespoon of caster sugar
- 2 tablespoons of boiling water
- A squeeze of lemon juice.
- Add all of the ingredients in a pan and continuously stir
- Cook until the liquid start to thicken and use your wooden spoon to squash some of the berries to thicken the mixture.
- Remove from heat and serve it warm or cold.
Caramelised Apples and Pecans
Some of you who follow me on Instagram may be aware that apples, nuts and seeds are one of my favourite toppings on pancakes and porridge. So I definitely had to add apples to my last recipe, this topping is so so yummy and it reminds so much of autumn.
The topping is very easy to make all it consist of is apples (any kind), 4 chopped pecans, one tablespoon of butter, one tablespoon of brown sugar, 1 whole apple and lemon juice. And you just combine all ingredients into the pan until the apples are cooked and enjoy with a splash of maple syrup.
I hope you guys have a delicious Pancake Day and if you tried this recipe use the hashtag #ASliceOfElle so that I can see all your yummy recreations.