Oh Sunday Mornings! I’ve said it before, but my favourite thing about no longer being a student is how special the weekends feel. I love taking a little time to plan something nice to do with my time off, and luxuriate in the simple fact of not having to go anywhere in particular. I thought I might start a little series, of things to make your weekend a little special- a nice recipe, a pretty outfit idea, some easy DIYs, little trip ideas… What do you reckon?
So, where better to start than with Breakfast! Laying the table extra prettily, popping some flowers in the middle, putting on some nice music and then cooking something that I’d only ever have time for at the weekend, makes for a perfect way to start the day. This recipe is one of my staples! Fluffy pancakes with crispy edges, soaking up berry sauce and melted butter. Oh yes! Completely indulgent and satisfyingly pretty.
Banana Pancakes with Fruit Compote
To make about 10 mini pancakes, enough for 2 🙂
1/4 – 1/2 cup of plain flour
1/8 cup of soft brown sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
a splash of vanilla essence
pinch of salt
For the berry sauce (optional)-
frozen berries- I like the mixes of tart and sweet, like forest or summer fruits.
1 teaspoon of honey
First, put your banana, sugar, vanilla essence, cinnamon and salt into a bowl. Mash up the banana and mis until it is all incorporated. Add the egg and mix. Then you just need to add the flour and bicarbonate of soda! Just how much flour you need will depend on how big your egg was so add just a 1/4 of a cup first, and mix. You want a fairly thick mix, but so that it still runs a little. Not a paste! Leave the batter to settle while you grab what you need for cooking!
Get a plate for putting the cooked pancakes on, pop a frying pan on the hob, and some butter ready to pop on your pancakes! Get the pan hot first and then turn it down to a medium to low heat- if the temperature is too hot your pancakes will burn before they cook through. Spoon a good dollop of batter into the pan. It should sizzle nicely and after a minute or so start getting a skin on the edges and bubbles appearing, like below. When that happens, you can flip it over! After another 30 seconds or so, pop your cooked pancake onto the plate, and put a small knob of butter on the top of it. Then cook the next one! Start piling them up into a nice stack!
When you only have about 2 pancakes to go, make your berry sauce. Bung some frozen berries in a bowl, add teaspoon of honey and microwave it all for about 2 minutes. Easiest thing ever!
Then just pour the berries over the top of your pancake stack and get eating! Happy Sunday
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