Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pancakes with Banana and Ice-cream

This is a simple pancake recipe for those who like to have a quick and easy dessert (and not having to rely on pancake mix). It tastes great and can be topped with various yummy ingredients of your choice. I like mine with fresh bananas, vanilla ice-cream and maple syrup. This is a delicious combination for adults who have a sweet tooth but I wouldn’t recommend this to the children as they will most likely be bouncing off the walls from the high sugar levels. Personally, I think pancakes with nuts and fresh fruit will suit the children much better.

This pancake recipe was adapted from the Coles magazine. It was really easy to prepare but I find the texture of the pancakes to be slightly heavy. I prefer a softer and cake-like texture. Hopefully with more practice, I will be able to make my ideal pancake!

Pancakes topped with fresh bananas, vanilla ice-cream and maple syrup.

Pancake recipe (makes about 6)

1 cup self-raising flour
1 tbsp caster sugar
¾ cup milk
1 egg
1tsp vanilla essence
Some butter for cooking
Bananas, vanilla ice-cream and maple syrup to serve

1. Sift the flour and sugar into a mixing bowl and make a well in the centre.

2. Whisk the milk, egg and vanilla essence together in a jar.

3. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl and stir gently until combined.

4. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat and grease the pan well with some butter.

5. Spoon the mixture with a ladle and cook the pancakes on the pan until bubbles appear on the surface. Turn over the pancakes and cook until golden brown.

6. Serve the pancakes with bananas and vanilla ice-cream. Top it off with some maple syrup if you have a sweet tooth.

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