Is it Pancake Day already? That has crêped up on us!
My favourite day of the year, Pancake Day. It comes in many forms, thick, thin, sweet, savoury, tiny and huge, pancakes can just about please anybody.
Not only can you get a wide variation of pancakes you can also get a wide variety of toppings, on this particular occasion I am taking inspiration from my recent travels in Jamaica.
Not too thin or thick and not too sweet these pancakes are for those of us who like to indulge but don't want to feel like a pie afterwards.
Let me introduce you to the beautiful coconut cream and caramelised banana pancakes.
This recipe will make 6-8 pancakes
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter
- 300 ml milk
Coconut Cream Ingredients
- 400ml coconut milk
- 1 cup Icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Caramelised Banana Ingredients
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp clear honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp butter
To make your pancakes, beat your two eggs so they are already combined.
Pour all of your pancake ingredients into a mixer with the whisk setting and blend together until you can no longer see anymore of the dry ingredients.
It is good to stop the mixer and scrape round the sides just to make sure you've mixed everything in.
I put my pancake batter into a jug as it is easier to pour this way.
I didn't use a frying pan I used a small pot as this gave me the perfect pancake shape. This does mean you have to do one at a time, but the perfection is worth it.
Put your pot on a medium heat and pour your batter in so it is covering the bottom of the pot completely. The batter should rise a small amount and once it starts to bubble on the top you know it is ready to...
Leave this side of the pancake for around two minutes.
To keep your pancakes warm once you are done put your oven on a low heat and pop your pancakes on a plate with tinfoil over them.
Always remember the first pancake is always the worst.
Once finished move onto your cream....
Once again, I used the mixer with the whisk setting and combined all of my ingredients this way. Leave the mixer on for around five minutes or until thick. It should look like whisked egg whites.
Then move onto the...
Chop up your banana into bitesize pieces.
Add your butter, honey and cinnamon into a pan on a medium heat and combine. Once a good runny consistency add your banana, and make sure every piece of banana is touching the bottom of the pan.
Leave your banana for two minutes then turn over to the other side for two minutes.
It should look a beautiful brown colour. (I left mine a little longer as I like a bit of crunch)
Now, pop as many pancakes as you would like on a plate, I went for four because this looked the best and I was hungry. Pour on your cream and pop on your bananas.
Happy Pancake Day!