I hope you are all having a great start to the week after the Valentines day weekend! We had a very quiet and snuggly weekend in Durban, the weather cooled right down and we spent a lot of the weekend taking naps and watching our favourite shows on the couch.
Enough about me, more about…PANCAKE DAY! It is officially Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday - different strokes for different folks, depending on your beliefs. To me, this day is all about delicious golden fluffy circles, doused in syrup, sprinkles and whipped cream! Y U M!
There are two kinds of pancakes, the flat rolly kind, or the fat fluffy kind. I think technically the flat kind are the “right" kind and the fat fluffy kind are the American kind. I can’t be tooooo sure. I’m not really a pancake history expert, all I know is that I can chuck rainbow sprinkles INTO the American pancakes and I just can’t say no to that.
To make some delicious Pancakes, you will need…
454g self raising flour
170g caster sugar
3 tsp baking powder
Sprinkles of your choice
First combine your milk, eggs and vanilla in a large jug or batter bowl. I have this really beautiful Le Creuset batter bowl that some lovely friends gifted me for my 25th birthday and it works just perfectly! Next, add in your dry ingredients. Beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, first adding the flour, then the castor sugar and lastly the baking powder.
Leave your batter to rise for an hour. Do not skip this step, it is really important! When you come back to your batter, beat it with a spoon into a thick “dropping" consistency. If it is too thick then add a dash of milk. At this last stage you should mix in your sprinkles (I used 5 teaspoons of sprinkles).
Spray your pan with spray n cook and fry 2 or 3 Pancakes at a time. Cover them with a dishcloth while you finish off the rest! Try not to eat them as you go along…you will feel full and you won’t get to bask in all your "pancakes for dinner" glory. Once you have finished frying up your pancakes smother them in a topping of your choice and ENJOY! I chose maple syrup, whipped cream and more rainbow sprinkles.
Don’t judge, sprinkles are what makes these “Unicorn Pancakes"!!
Catch you on the flipside!