Good day weekenders. I don’t normally post much at the weekend… but today it was such a glorious day when I woke up… that I thought PANCAKES! My card got sucked into the cash machine last night… and the banks don’t really open at the weekends so I’m using up the coins in my frog king money bank. It was a present from my flatmates for my birthday and THANK GOD for it… had no idea I had put 2 euros coins in there! Anyway… back to pancakes.
I had some dried coconut and bananas that needed to be used up as well as the blueberry compote from the ice cream I made (see last post). So instead of making plain old pancakes, I made banana and coconut ones. It hadn’t really even occured to me to do this before until my boyfriend quoted that Banana Pancakes song by Jack Johnson.. and I was like… wait a second… BANANA pancakes. That sounds amazing!
So, keeping it short and sweet once again.. as I want to go out and enjoy the last remnants of Summer… if any of you 1. live in Berlin and 2. Watch Game of Thrones, then you will know the fear that strikes me… when I hear the words “Winter is Coming”.
These are so quick to make – and quick tip : If you want your pancakes to stay soft and fluffy they really only need to be cooked on a high heat for about 30-45 seconds on each side… once they have been put on a plate the two sides will still be hot and it will continue cooking the middle. Then they can be served about a minute after this.
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
1 ripe banana (mashed)
1 large handful of shredded dried coconut
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon white sugar
2 large eggs (beaten)
30 grams butter (melted and cooled)
300 ml milk
250 grams plain flour
butter for frying
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl – add the baking powder and baking soda last
2. Place a stick proof frying pan on the stove at a medium high heat and enough butter that, once melted, glazes the bottom of the pan lightly
3. Ladel in the mix – as thick as you like… to tastes
4. Flip once the bottom side is solid and the top has started to bubble a bit (after about 40 seconds on high heat)
5. Fry on the other side for another 30-40 seconds (or less once the bottom of the pancake seems sealed and solid)
6. Serve with white chocolate, cooked bananas and blueberry compote on top. OR simple maple syrup