Yey! Here in the UK today it is Shrove Tuesday or, as it's better known, Pancake Day! Now I love pancakes, all kinds, traditional large, thin ones with lemon and sugar or Nutella....ooh Nutella...or the thicker American style pancakes that you stack high and drown in syrup...oh dear think I'm falling into a pancake coma! Now as much as I love the thin kind they can take ages before you have a pile, doing each one individually in the pan...yawn...I want my pancakes asap! So most of the time at home throughout the year I make these thick, fluffy, apple pancakes. They are super simple and quick to whip up, plus they use up old apples that may have passed their best, nothing goes to waste in this house! So if you want to give them a go here's the recipe...hope you all have a pancake-tastic day!x
Ingredients (This mix will make enough pancakes to feed 2 hungry people!)
- 150g / 6oz Plain Flour
- 30g / 1oz Caster Sugar
- 1tsp Baking Powder
- 150ml / 4 1/2 fl oz Milk
- 1 Egg
- 1-2 Apples
- Butter for cooking
- Syrup for drizzling!
- Weigh out the Flour, Sugar and Baking Powder in a large bowl, stir to combine.
- Make a well in the centre and add the Egg and Milk. Whisk together until all the flour mix has been combined.
- Grate in 1-2 Apples, the more apples the further your batter will go, stir to combine.
- Heat a large pan or griddle, when hot add a knob of butter and swirl to coat the pan.
- Add batter in large dollops and spread to slightly even out. Don't overcrowd the pan as you need room to flip!
- Once air bubbles start to appear on the surface of the pancake the underside should be done and ready to flip over.
- Once flipped keep an eye on them as they will cook quicker than you think!
- And that's it! If needed put cooked pancakes on a warmed plate wrapped in a clean tea towel to keep warm.
- Keep going until all of the batter is used.
- To serve pile high on a plate and drizzle with syrup and a knob of butter...scrummy...x