I tried making pancakes for the first time the other day, and needless to say it was a massive flop. They were kinda flat, very mis-shapen and preeeetty burnt! (photo below left)… I sprinkled a few strawberries on top and was actually quite proud, they tasted good and that’s all that matters….right? Wrong. In comes Lacey. We decided to have pancakes as a celebratory lunch after the stress of the past week what with all the revising and working, and I could not have prepared myself for how AMAZING Lacey is at making pancakes. Like seriously good. yumyumyumyum. See my pancakes left… that’s how we do it in Britain. Now see right for America!
So, “how do we make these delicious pancakes?”, I hear you all cry… and the answer is easy! The ingredients are so simple, and the method so so so easy, that whether you’re aiming for politely British, or extravagantly American, you will be able to create a pancake heaven with the following recipe…
Ingredients for 4-6 pancakes
1 cup Flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder (yes tablespoons!)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup soy milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
handful dark chocolate chips (vegan)
1. Mix all dry ingredients together : Flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
2.Add to a large mixing bowl, then add milk and vegetable oil. Whisk or stir well with a fork.
3. Add a little oil to a pan on medium heat (too hot and the pancake will stick to the pan), and pour mixture into the pan to desired size/shape.
4. Once you can see little bubbles appearing (as above photo), drop in either blueberries, or chocolate chips, or both, onto the pancake.
5. When the whole top of the pancake is full of little bubbles, the bottom is probably cooked, so you’ll be ready to flip. To do this, place a spatula under the pancake, and flip onto the reverse side as shown below:
6. Be prepared for it to go a little more ‘SPLAT’ and irregular than the beautifully demonstrated flip above (courtesy of Lacey).
7. Leave to cook on the other side for a while, and keep flipping if you want to check if its done. When it’s done, the fun bit begins… Decorating 😀
8. To make the red sauce shown above, just simply place blackberries and raspberries in a saucepan on medium heat, on their own, no oil, no sugar, just the plain ol’ fruit. The juices will start to miraculously seep out of the fruits, and create a syrup in the pan which is to die for, and also 100% natural sugars with no fake bits! This can be used as a drizzle over the pancakes.
9. We were having a massive spoil session, so we had fake “bacon” too (not exactly matching the fruity theme of our lunch :p) and we also has a glass of coconut chocolate milk. I’ve never tried it before but it’s actually really coconutty and nice!
Basically, you can enjoy these pancakes however, and whenever you like! They are really delicious, and such a good reward for hard work. I wonder how I’ll be celebrating the end of my next exam . . . . . !
Have a nice day/evening everyone