Big fluffy american style pancakes are a fantastic weekend treat.
Here’s a simple recipe for really light lovely blueberry and banana pancakes with a blueberry sauce, it makes around 12 (enough for 3 people in our house).
Ingredients for the pancakes: 4 medium eggs, 4 oz (115g) plain flour, 1 heaped tsp baking powder, 140ml milk, pinch of salt
Ingredients for the toppings: 200g blueberries, 2 banana’s, 50g golden caster sugar, 50ml water.
First start by making the blueberry sauce:
In a pan, over a medium-low heat add half of the blueberries, the sugar and the water and let it simmer and bubble away. It will become a little thicker and the blueberries will soften. While this is reducing you can make your pancakes.
I keep my pancakes hot on a baking tray in an oven (gas 2) while i make the batch.
For the pancakes:
First get yourself 2 bowls, an electric whisk and a wooden spoon and chop the bananas.
Start by separating the eggs, placing the yokes in the first bowl (the larger of the two if they are different sizes) and the whites in another bowl. Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites then to the yokes add the flour, baking powder and milk and combine to create a thick mixture.
Now whisk the egg whites until they become stiff peaks- this will take a good few minutes with an electric whisk.
Fold in the egg whites to the yoke mixture so you have a airy pancake mixture, now you’re ready to cook.
Heat a non stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a ladle of the mixture into the pan, you may need to flatten them down just a little with the back of a spoon.
After about a minute, pop the blueberries (4 or 5) and banana (3 or 4 bits) onto the uncooked side and then flip.
Cook for another minute or until golden brown on both sides.
Continue this until you have used all the pancake mixture- remember to keep the warm in the oven, it also stops them from going soggy.
When all the pancakes are done the sauce should be bubbling nicely too.
Stack the pancakes on top of each other, with a little bit of butter between each one if you’re feeling naughty and add another few banana chunks on top, ladle over the blueberry sauce and serve.
WOWWWW so yummy and they look so impressive, well i think they do.
Inspired by the Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver!