22 January 2013

Poppy Seed and Tangerine Pancakes

'Greatest Hits II' by Queen

I wish I was in New York. Buttermilk pancakes oozing with syrup, blueberries and decent weather. I saw pancakes everywhere, that's why I had to make them for breakfast. Who needs to wait for the weekend to indulge?! 
I've been loving soya products at the moment, I like to mix things up in the shopping basket with a range of alternatives. Don't worry this is not a PR exercise for any brand, simply a tip to try something new on your next shopping trip, whether it be soya, oat or rice products! This pancake recipe is from BBC Good Food and I've put my own twist on it. If you don't have tangerine sugar then zest a small tangerine or orange. I saved this packet from Heston Blumenthals mince pies, hopefully I can track down, on the other hand I could make some!

Recipe for 6 pancakes, size similar to the ones above.

Dry ingredients:
135g sifted plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp caster sugar
Zest from small orange/tangerine or 1tbsp tangerine sugar.
2 tbsp poppy seeds

Wet Ingredients:
130ml soya milk
1 large egg
25g melted butter (keep a bit extra to grease frying pan)

Fruits dipped in melted milk chocolate (keep in fridge until ready to serve)
One small pot of Alpro soya chocolate dessert (125g) or extra melted chocolate.


: Basically put all the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk the wet ingredients in a jug.
: Combine and whisk with a fork until smooth. Put to one side for 5 minutes.

: Warm up a small frying pan and add half a teaspoon of butter and let this melt, then keep the hob on a low heat, I kept mine on mark 3. 
With a large spoon or ladle, pour a small circle in the middle of the pan. Honestly don't worry about how big your spoon or ladle is, as long as you know how much you are pouring on, you can manipulate once in the frying pan. 
: The trick is to pour in the middle then slowly move the spoon in a small circle and leaving it to cook. They should look thick not thin.
: Once bubbles have started to form at the edges then flip over. The first one might be a tester and too brown but they will get better.
: Don't raise the heat or press them down, be patient and the pancakes will start cooking and rising quicker.
: Give each pancake one minute on each side.
: Serve with drizzled chocolate dessert, fruits or with syrup. 

Your choice, your pancakes!
This is also a perfect Valentine's breakfast...think about it guys. 
Dazzle your partner with your creativity.

ê Favorite songs
 'Who Wants To Live Forever'
'I Want It All'