Saturday, September 18, 2010

PENKEJKZ...or Pancakes hehe

Went to Gozo for the weekend with a bunch of ladies, and we decided on pancakes for brekky on the Saturday morning :D

One of my good mates Michael has my favourite pancake recipe, so i asked him for it.  in 2 minutes he just rattled it off and voila!  in my hand it was! :D  hoolay!  These are american style pancakes, so the mixture is thicker than crepes, and also it's best to cook them on the lower heat so that they don't burn on the outside before they cook in the middle.  nice and fluffeh!
Not my photo - courtesy of

Apologies in advance for no method photography, not ONE, i mean not even ONE photo came out clear :(  wah! at least i have a semi clear banana pancake one, and a photo of sarah enjoying pancake :) 

1 cup SR flour
1 cup milk
2 eggs
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon sugar
A whole hunk of nice danish butter (or french) for cooking them in :)

Optional: A thinly sliced banana or raspberries, or blueberries, or pears.. whatevs!

To serve - maple syrup, butter, bananas, sugar, lemon, bacon, nutella, jam, whatever you want!

sift the sugar, salt, flour together.

Whisk the eggs and milk together.

pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and whisk away until nice and aerated and smooth.
Let sit for 20 minutes
Heat pan to medium, add some butter to pan, and pour about a ladle's worth into the pan when the butter starts bubbling.  Don't spread it around TOO much, just a little wobble of the frypan is enough.  This is your test pancake anyway, the one you taste for texture and temperature and how much butter u need.  You might need to turn it down pretty soon, once the pan gets hotter.  once bubbles start forming all over the pancake and it looks like it's starting to dry out a bit, flip it over. 

It shoudl be nice and golden/brown on the cooked side, and once you flip it, just leave it.  It should grow a little, especially in the middle.  Once the other side is done, flip onto a plate.

 I like to only add butter to the pan every few pancakes.  I liek the uniformity of the pancake when it's not very buttery.  it's completely personal taste though!  Anyway...

Add another ladle's worth to the pan, and make pancake as above.  by now you probably want to turn the heat quite low.  It's really something you need to judge though!

This is the first pancake you will serve to others :D  wooo!

Keep repeating until mixture is done - remember to add butter every now and then, but you don't have to do it every time :)
My lovely sarah enjoying a pancake :) 

Delicious served wth butter and maple syrup :)

**optional!  You can cook some banana into the pancake, it's absolutely delicious! :D
Just slice up a banana thinly, and when you pour and slighly spread the mixture, just place about 5 slices on the raw side of the pancake. Make sure you butter the pan before putting the mixture in, as the banana will make it extra sticky (and will also caramelise wonderfully in the butter!).

banan pancake! :D  nom!

You might need to cook the other side of the pancake a little more, as the banana will need to cook and allow the mixture around it to do so also :)  You can do this with easily with blueberries, raspberries, thinly sliced pears... and i'm sure many, many other fruits! :D fresh or frozen, it does't matter :)  Just make sure it's fruit you don't need to pick pips out of (or else you will need to remove them before you chuck em into the pancake).

1 comment:

  1. they were delish. I can vouch for that. And they taste especially well when you would have just had a minor car accident lol