Sunday, 24 October 2010

Apple Pancakes with Maple Syrup Butter

Last night my sister and her boyfriend came to stay, and we went out for a few drinks with friends. Needless to say this morning we needed a substantial breakfast, and this one really did the job! You do have to embrace the amount of butter and fat you are going to consume with this dish..although if you were that health conscious you won't have been out drinking the night before! So do it like an American and enjoy...
PANCAKES (makes 15-18)
200g self raising flour
100g caster sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 egg
200ml milk
2 apples, peeled and grated
1 tsp butter
85g butter, softened
3 tbsp maple syrup
1. Mix the flour, sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl, and make a well in the centre. Beat the egg and milk together and pour into the well.
2. Using a wooden spoon, gently combine the dry ingredients into the wet.
3. Stir in the grated apple.
4. Heat the butter in a large frying pan over a low heat, until melted and bubbling.
5. Add 3 tablespoon of the pancake mixture to the pan, to make 3 pancakes. Cook this side for about 1 minute, until bubbles appear and the top looks set, then flip over and cook the other side for another minute. The pancakes should be golden brown-if not, increase the heat slightly.
6. Repeat, in batches, until all the pancake batter has been used.
7. To make the maple syrup butter, melt the butter and syrup in a pan over a low heat, and stir until combined. pour into your prettiest serving jug to cheer up your morning.
Pile the pancakes onto a warm plate and serve with crispy bacon and scrambled eggs (not pictured, as Simon was already digging in!). Give this one a go for your next weekend brunch and let me know what you think! x

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