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n the spirit of Pancake Day tomorrow, and just because I love pancakes, I decided to spend some quality time practicing my pancake skills. We all know that sometimes simple, classic flavours are best but on this occasion I figured a bit more flair was called for. So if you get a chance to run to the shop tomorrow pick up these essentials and give these sweet and fruity pancake ideas a whirl.

Ok, firstly you will actually need to make the pancakes! For this, whisk 100g (4oz) plain flour, 1 egg and 300ml (1/2 pint) of milk together in a bowl. Heat a small pan on the hob and carefully pour a small amount of mixture into the pan to create a thin layer that is evenly spread on the base of the pan. Leave this to cook for 1-2 minutes before flipping and leaving to cook for the same amount of time on the other side. Once both sides have an even colour remove from the pan and place on a warm plate. Now repeat the process until all the mixture has  been used. Try and keep the pancakes warm by covering with another plate and placing at the bottom of an oven on its lowest setting.

The Blueberry Stack:

So for this pancake recipe you will need to make the pancakes a little smaller. The blueberry sauce itself is actually really simple to make. All you need to do is take a medium size pan and put 2tbsp cornflour, 4 fl oz water, 160g caster sugar, 1 tbsp golden syrup and 280g freshly washed blueberries. Put the pan on a medium heat and bring to the boil, allow to boil for approximately 6 minutes before removing from the heat and stirring in a teaspoon of lemon juice. Leave this mixture to one side to cool.

To assemble the stack, place a pancake on a plate and then spoon a small amount of mixture onto the pancake before adding another pancake and repeating the process until you have formed a nicely built stack. Top with some extra blueberries and serve immediately.

It’s super sweet but very delicious.

Chocolate and Banana Pancake:

For this pancake you will need to make a fairly large sized pancake. Take a fresh banana and finely slice. Place 3 quarters of the banana slices onto one side of the pancake before folding the other pancake half over the top and adding the remaining quarter of banana.

For the chocolate sauce: in a large pan add 55g of good quality cocoa powder along with 300g caster sugar and 300ml (1/2 pint) of water. Bring the mixture to the boil and leave for 1 minute before removing from the heat altogether. Stir in a teaspoon of vanilla essence and allow to cool completely.

Mmmm! Who doesn’t love a good pancake!

Positively Pancakes  - Posted on 8th February 2016 -