Some of Jen’s dearest friends are leaving to get married in South Africa and we are going out for a farewell dinner tonight.
In honour of them, how amazing would cake made out of pancakes be?
You are right. It would be pretty Awesome.
100ml buttermilk or plain yoghurt
100 ml milk
250g self raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1tbsp butter or margerine
2 rashers ofgrilled bacon per person
maple syrup to serve
1 Beat the egg and then thoroughly mix in the buttermilk and milk
2 Add the salt and sugar
3 Gradually beat in the flour until it is thoroughly combined. The mixture is thicker than normal pancake batter – more of a thick double cream consistency.
4 Leave the batter in a cool place to rest for at least 15 minutes. You should see that the batter has thickened a little more and small bubbles are rising to the surface
5 Put the oil and butter into a frying pan and heat to a medium heat, carefully pour the oil off into a bowl (you will need a pastry brush or some kitchen towel to wipe oil onto the pan from this bowl after each batch of pancakes is made)
6 Pour a tablespoon of batter onto the frying pan. You should get 3-4 pancakes in the pan at a go, depending on the pan’s size. Don’t pour them too close together as they spread a little
7 The pancakes will start to puff up and bubbles with rise to the surface. At this point carefully flip them with a spatula. The top should be a nice golden brown
8 Keep each batch of pancakes warm in the oven, along witht the bacon
9 Serve the pancakes with the bacon. If you want to be really American, pour some maple syrup over the pancakes too!
Tip: These pancakes are also really good with some plain yoghurt and a nice seasonal fruit compote