Perfect Pancakes for anytime of the day!!
2 cups of Self Raising Flour
A pinch of Salt
2 cups of Milk
2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
60 grams of Butter
(For a savoury taste, add the following to the perfect pancake mix. Please leave out the Vanilla Extract.)
Sift the self-raising flour into a large bowl and add a pinch of salt. Create a well in the flour.
Whisk the milk and eggs together until the milk mixture is a pale yellow. Slowly pour it into the flour well and whisk until the pancake mixture is free of lumps.
Melt butter in a small saucepan and add to the smooth mix.
Aerate the mixture by whisking it quickly for 3-5 mins.
On a low heat melt a dob of butter and do not raise the heat while you are cooking your pancakes. This stops burning and allows the pancakes to rise properly and cook to a light golden colour.
Pour 1 and a half ladle of pancake mixture into the centre of the pan.
When you begin to see the pancake developing bubbles, gently turn it over. Cook for a couple of minutes more and then serve.
Sugar and a generous squeeze of half a lemon.
A dollop of fresh cream and chocolate shavings/chocolate pieces
Cinnamon – is a rich anti-oxidant and delicious on sweet pancakes
Lemon Curd – perfect to balance the sweetness of ultra sweet pancakes.
Chocolate – chips, shards, grated, sauce, homemade nutella, any chocolate variation is a yummy, perfect pancake topping.
Fresh Fruit of all kinds / Berries
Caramel Sauce – for an occasional treat top pancakes with caramel sauce for a truly indulgent experience!
Ricotta or other soft cheese – pancakes topped with ricotta transforms the dish into cheesecake pancakes. These Cheesecake Pancakes have ricotta cooked into the pancakes and taste like a decadent cheesecake.
Parmesan – delicious on savory pancakes.
Butter – a classic and simple pancake topping that brings to life ordinary pancakes.
Jam – topping pancakes with a sweet jam is a treat, which my kids simply adore!
Ice Cream – a popular pancake topping which is an indulgent treat.
Nuts – such as flaked or slivered almonds can give a crunchy texture to pancakes. For example, these fluffy almond pancakes are topped with slivered almonds.
Shredded Coconut – a sprinkling of shredded coconut is a wonderful way to bring extra coconut flavor to coconut pancakes.
Mint or other herb – like on these mint choc chip pancakes
Yoghurt – plain natural yoghurt can balance the sweetness of pancakes really well
Dried Fruit – finely chopped sultanas, figs, apricots or other dried fruit is a popular favorite sweet pancake topping.
Nutella and sliced bananas