Delicious, Topped Pancakes

Pancake with Fruit, Walnuts , Chocolate and Greek Yoghurt

Desserts | February 17, 2015 | By

Pancake Tuesday! I’m not an expert with pancakes. In fact I’d even go as far as to call myself bad at them. However, as it is Pancake Tuesday I am obliged to have a good at this once-a-year treat. No matter how badly your pancakes turn out, once you have enough delicious toppings no-one will notice!

Simple Topped Pancakes
Serves 2
A simple pancake batter, topped with your choice of chocolate, nuts and fruit.
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Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
For the Pancakes
  1. 50g plain flour
  2. 1 egg
  3. 150ml milk
  4. 1/2 tbsp sunflower oil
  5. A pinch of salt
  6. Butter (for frying)
Toppings Suggestions
  1. Caster Sugar
  2. Lemon Juice
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Fresh berries
  5. Greek Yoghurt
  6. Nuts e.g. Chopped Almonds or Walnuts
  7. Nutella
  8. Peanut butter
To prepare the batter
  1. Sieve the flour into a large bowl then add the salt. Beat the egg and the oil into half of the milk. Gradually add the egg mixture to the flour and beat until you have a smooth, thick paste. (Add more milk if required).
  2. Once you have a paste, add the rest of the milk gradually. Your batter should have the consistency of slightly thick single cream by now. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
Cooking the batter
  1. Set a non-stick frying pan with a small knob of butter over a medium-high heat (4 or 5 for electric ovens) until the butter melts. Add a scoop of pancake mixture to the pan, swirling to ensure equal coverage. Be careful not to put in too much, Irish pancakes are quite flat.
  2. After about a minute once the pancake is golden underneath, carefully flip it with a fish slice (or flip it with the pan if you're some sort of pastry artist). Cook for about a minute on the other side then serve.
No berries? No problem!
  1. At this time of year it may be difficult to get fresh berries, but the tinned variety are too sweet. A good trick is to buy some frozen fruit and heat it over a medium to high heat until it starts to thaw. You can use a wooden spoon to smush the berries, making a sort of easy compote.
Too hungry to wait?
  1. If you didn't make your batter on time and you don't have the time to refrigerate it, don't fret. You can still use your freshly made batter! Refrigerated batter has a nicer consistency and is easier to work with but weigh up what's better; amazing pancakes later or good pancakes now?
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