Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Oh flip - Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day.

Are you a crepe or an american style pancake person? I've got both versions here: http://www.thecotswoldfoodyear.com/2008/02/pancakes-join-race.html .

There's also sticky toffee pancakes (add dates soaked in hot water & coffee essence) and serve with sticky toffee sauce - it's ok you can shrive for the next 40 days

Or one of my favourites caramelised pinapple pancakes with malibu ice cream. You add some of the caramelised pineapple to the pancake mix & leave a bit more to go on top. You can drizzle the syrup you cooked the pineapple in over the pancakes. For the ice cream I use the same recipe as the Baileys ice cream but just change the baileys for malibu, and use coconut milk instead of regular milk.

Edit 10:15pm

Gingerbread pancakes with grilled mango

Cross Kevin's recipe with (1/2) Nigella's and you get this:

15g butter
110g flour
1tsp baking powder
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp molasses (or coffee essence if you don't have it?)
150 ml milk (could do with more - maybe 175ml)
1 tbsp ground ginger
1tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves (pestle and mortar was at the house so I used ground mace)

Put all these ingredients in a blender and blitz. You can cook these in rings for perfect pancakes, or just ladle the mix into the pan. I start the pan off on ¾ heat, so it sizzles as you add the pancake mix, then turn it down to half so it cooks through. As the edges on the top start to solidify and there are bubbles emerging on top flip it over to cook the other side. If you are using a ring it’s much easier - slide a palette knife under bottom.

1/2 the mango was grilled, the other half chopped and blitzed in the mini proccessor to make a mango coulis.

If you have stem or crystallized ginger add that to the pancake mix too.

Lush!

2 comments:

~~louise~~ said...

Hi James, first time here. Looks like a picked the perfect day to introduce myself, caramelized anything brings a "flip" from me:) I can never decide whether I want pancakes or crepes. Thanks for the choice. Looking mighty good!

BTW, Popped in from Jan's What Do I want to Cook Today. Happy Shrove-Tide! Bookmarked!!!

Jan said...

Yum - I like both types!!