Pancakes, are possibly one of the best things in life. Honest. When you think about it, they really are. You usually always have the ingredients in the pantry, you can make them in under 10 minutes and put whatever you please onto them.
When I was growing up, I always thought pancakes came thin, like crepes as that was how my Mum made them. I’d load them up with lemon and sugar, roll it and then try and eat it without it all oozing out everywhere.
This recipe, is slightly modified from a very basic recipe, it makes fluffy pancakes that will of course be delicious.
- 1 cup plain flour, sifted
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup os milk (plus maybe a slosh extra)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- little bit of water
- 1 Banana
- Chunk/knob of butter
- Maple syrup (or golden syrup)
Sift all the dry ingredients into a bowl. Add egg and mix carefully, beat in slowly the milk (if you add to much it will go lumpy). When it’s smooth, put to one side and heat up a pan to a medium heat with a little oil. Get a plate ready to put all your pancakes onto and a pot lid to cover them, this keeps them warm while the others are still cooking.
In a smaller pan, heat the butter until it’s melted, keeping it on a low heat, add the banana (sliced however you like) and drizzle over some maple syrup. Let it do it’s thing while you make the pancakes, keeping an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
If your batter is a little too thick (should be like a thick milkshake) add a little water and mix. When your pancake pan is hot, using a small scoop (like a measuring cup) put your first measure into the pan. When little bubbles start to come through the pancake, flip it over and cook the other side. Keep making your delicious pancakes until no batter is left.
Plate up and dig in. A little cream with the Bananas, would go a miss at this stage either.