There’s absolutely everything right with pancakes and lemon and sugar. But why not try something different this year too. Time to shake up your pancake game!
Beer & Bacon Pancakes
For those that prefer a savoury pancake and fancy a treat with a powerful flavour punch, these pancakes are exactly what you need to be making come next Tuesday.
You will need;
1 cup of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of melted butter
3 rashers of cooked bacon chopped into small pieces
½ – ¾ cup of good quality beer/ale
Whisk together the sugar, salt, flour and baking powder
In a separate bowl, beat the egg and mix with the beer and butter
Heat your griddle pan, grease with butter and add a small amount of the pancake batter
Add a few pieces (or as many as you want) of the bacon
Flip after 2-3 mins and cook on the other side until golden brown
Serve with a generous amount of maple syrup
Basic pancakes, with a pink citrus twist
Making pancakes with grandchildren!? Or just prefer your pancakes in a more classic style? It’s a time-tested recipe which only requires only a handful of ingredients. Make a bit special by trying pink tiger lemons if you can find them (M&S, Tesco Finest); not only do they look pretty with their stripes and their pink flesh, they’re also more aromatic and perfumed, with less acidity than a standard lemon.
You will need;
3 large free-range eggs
125g plain flour
Butter for cooking
Lemons and sugar
Blend or mix well the eggs, flour, milk and a pinch of salt
Leave to stand for 15 minutes
Melt the butter in a frying pan
Pour in a small amount of the mixture and wait until it starts to lift around the edges
Flip and repeat on the other side until golden brown
Serve with a generous sprinkling of sugar and a wedge or two of pink tiger lemon
Inspired by the classic Crepes Suzette recipe, these Cointreau-flavoured pancakes are the perfect way to fall of the January booze-free wagon.
Firstly, use the above basic pancake recipe to make your pancakes. Then for the filling and sauce see below;
You will need for the filling;
85g soft unsalted butter
25g golden caster sugar
3-4 tablespoons Cointreau or Grand Marnier
Grated zest of half an orange
Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl
Add the liqueur and orange zest
Spread a small amount onto each pancake
Fold pancakes into quarters and arrange on an oven dish
Bake for 15 mins (covered) at 190 degrees.
You will need for the sauce;
Juice of 2 oranges
Grated zest of 1 lemon
175g caster sugar
3 tablespoons Cointreau or Grand Marnier
248ml double cream (to serve with if desired)
Add the juice, zest and sugar to a pan and heat until the sugar has dissolved
Add the liqueur and bring to the boil
Simmer for 10 mins until the liquid has reduced by half
When the pancakes are ready add another tablespoon of liqueur to the sauce, warm and pour liberally over the pancakes
Warning: Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after consuming these pancakes!
If you are carrying on with Veganuary (becoming a vegan for the month of January) and want to create delicious vegan pancakes that don’t compromise on taste, the below recipe is for you.
You will need;
150g plain flour
2 tablespoons caster sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon oil (plus additional for frying)
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl
Whisk the water and oil together in a separate bowl
Make a well in middle of the dry ingredients and gradually pour in the mixed water and oil.
Heat a lightly oiled frying pan or griddle and add a few spoonfuls of the mixture.
Cook until bubbles start to appear, and the edges start to come away from the pan
Flip and cook on the other side until golden brown
For a bit of sweetness and spice why not trying adding a handful of raisins or sultanas to the mixture along with a good pinch of cinnamon and mixed spice!
Pancake Canapés or ‘Panapés’
Fancy something a bit different? Want to wow your family and friends? New trend pancake canapés are ideal for sharing and for those who can’t decide on just one flavour combination. How about a Knickerbocker Glory pancake stack, or just cram them with fruit, chocolate spread etc. The sky’s the limit (or how wide you can open your mouth!)
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