Saturday, 4 October 2014

Fluffy pancakes with caramelized banana's

Its a little colder here, Autumn is upon us and now I can't remember why I was so eager for it in June? I hate the cold! but I do like wearing layers, staying inside and eating filling, comforting food so I'll bear the chill for that.

Lets talk about Breakfast, specifically, that extra delicious, verging on desert, type of breakfast that we only ever have the time for on the weekend. You've slept in, seen the grey clouds (if you live in London) and instantly thought about Pancakes. I know because that was me this morning.

These are fluffy, American style pancakes with a thick, buttery caramel sauce full of sliced banana. You could easily omit the banana if that's not your thing, for nuts, berries, apple, anything you like. This recipe generously serves 2.


For the Pancakes

  • 135g/4¾oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 130ml/4½fl oz milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

For the Sauce

100g Condensed milk
100g butter
50g soft brown sugar
2 large bananas

We sieve the plain flour into a bowl. Add a teaspoon of baking powder for fluffiness, a pinch of salt to balance the sweetness.

In a separate jug, pour in the milk, 1 large egg, then whisk in 2 tablespoons of melted butter.

Whisk the milk mixture into the flour and beat until you get a smooth batter. Put to one side.

Chop bananas to preferred thickness and set to one side, then measure the butter, condensed milk and soft brown sugar.

In a pot, simmer for 15 - 20 minutes on a medium heat, then mix the bananas in and stir for another 5 minutes. Place to the side.

 Heat a teaspoon of butter in a frying pan and pour in a little batter, less is more here because it will spread.

When you start to see bubbles form in the center of the batter, its time to flip the pancake.

Side note: do keep your pan at a medium heat, I put mine up to high at the start and burnt the butter (hence the brown edges of the frying pan.)

Put the caramel back on the stove for about 60 seconds just to warm it though, then pour over pancakes.

Not the prettiest breakfast but oh lord is it delicious. If you're making it for just yourself you can save half the sauce and batter in the fridge for the next day. Its barely Autumn and I'm already seeking comfort food, fluffy socks, hot chocolate and a onesie. I don't own a onesie but as soon as I find a cute one that's sure as hell gonna change.

Hope you're breakfast was as awesome today as funny cat videos on YouTube xoxo

1 comment:

  1. mmmmmmmm pancakes :D so good, they look amazing hun


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