Pancakes!

Okay, this post was meant to be much closer to pancake day. That said, pancakes are glorious at any time of the year! I normally just go with standard nutella and banana, but this year I made a nice wee apple and cinnamon topping.

Ingredients

(For the pancakes)

  • 300g self raising flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250ml milk

(For the topping)

  • 1 eating apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 tablespoon nutmeg

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Method

(For the pancakes)

Sieve the dry ingredients into a bowl, make a well and add the eggs and milk. Gradually whisk in until the batter is smooth – it should be thick but pourable, so add more milk or flour as necessary if it isn’t quite right.

Heat a pan over a medium high heat. You can use a little oil or butter in the pan at this point – my pan still has all the fab non stick coating intact so I didn’t use any, but you do get a better color on them if you do.

Once the pan is heated, drop about a half ladleful into the own and guide it into a circle. Cook until bubbles start to form on the top, then flip and cook for another minute or so. Keep going until you’ve used up all the batter.

(For the topping)

Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over a medium heat until the apple is soft, mixing thoroughly to combine everything.

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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I also had pre-pancake day pancakes at my mum’s – she made crêpes and we had them with a divine combination of nutella, strawberries, and my mum’s homemade banana and chocolate ice cream (basically frozen bananas and cocoa powder whizzed up until it turns into an ice cream consistency). I definitely recommend!

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