If you need a gentle reminder, tomorrow (9th February) is Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day.
I do love Pancakes, whether they are sweet or savoury, they are delicious and a real treat? The only down side if that you can only make one or two (if you have two frying pans) at a time and you have to keep your eye on them as they cook, I am always looking for different recipes and thought this one was a great idea, it’s perfect if you have a large family as you can make a few trays at once, which they will all be ready in approx. 10 minutes.
This recipe and photograph is taken from the website of Booths who are a chain of family owned independent quality food and drink stores that are based in the North West.
Mini Pancake Bites
- Vegetable Oil for greasing
- 125g plain flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- 1 large egg
- 60ml milk
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 25g butter melted
- Chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4.
- Grease a 12 hole mini muffin tin lightly with the vegetable oil.
- Place the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and sugar in a bowl.
- Crack the egg into a jug and whisk with the milk, maple syrup and melted butter.
- Pour this egg mixture into the flour mixture and whisk in well until you have a smooth, thickened batter.
- Fill each muffin hole a third full with the mixture.
- Push your chosen fillings into the mixture.
- Bake for 10 minutes until golden and puffed up.
- Tip out and serve warm with a maple syrup dip, cream, ice cream, yoghurt, crème fraiche, custard, or a squeeze of lemon or orange juice, sprinkle with caster sugar or drizzle with syrup or honey.
This amount of mixture will make 12 mini pancakes.
I will definitely give this one a try; it’s an easy, fast way to make delicious treats, why not have a go at making them at School?
Happy Pancake Day