American Style (Scotch) Pancakes with fruit Compote
These pancakes are a firm favourite in our house. The perfect weekend breakfast, or even pudding sometimes! Served with some yogurt, and a really simple fruit compote (which I'll tell you how to make also) this is sure to be a winner in your. house too! You can serve these however you like. I'm not a maple syrup and bacon kind of gal, but hey if that's you, do you thing!
Ingredients (Pancakes) Makes 6
1tbsp vinegar (white wine or malt)
150g plain flour
1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 large egg
1 tbsp veg oil
2 tbsp golden syrup or honey
So, to start you need to be turning your milk into buttercream. Easy! Just measure out your milk, pour in your vinegar, give it a mix and leave it to do it's thing for a minute or two while you crack on weighing all your ingredients out.
Measure out your flour and bicarb, and add to a mixing bowl. Add you milk mixture (now buttermilk), your egg, veg and golden syrup or honey and mix until you get a nice thick batter.
Warm up a non stick frying pan (you do not want to have the heat on high, so warm your pan up on medium heat and then turn it right down). Pop a few spoonfuls of mixture into the pan (it won't spread out too much and that is what you want, we're not making crepes here). You can do this a few times and make a few pancakes depending on the size of your pan and how big you want your pancake (I do two per pan).
Now do not move that pancake or pan. Watch it carefully. When bubbles start to come to the top of the pancake, it's time to turn them over. I like to use a spatula for this. This doesn't too long, maybe a minute, but you need to watch them as they can overcook pretty quickly! The cooked side should be lightly golden.
Turn over for about a minute or so until lightly golden, then serve! (I love it with fruit compote and greek yogurt)
This is a super simple fruit compote recipe which works perfectly with pancakes, but can be stored in the fridge and used with yogurt or whatever you fancy. This is enough for 2-3 people.
200g Fruit (fresh or frozen)
1 tbsp sugar
Using a heavy saucepan, pop in your fruit and sugar, and leave to simmer on a low heat for 5-10 minutes, until your sugar starts to dissolve. If you wish you can break the fruit down with a spoon or fork, or you can leave to have it chunky and saucy, which makes it the perfect accompaniment to your pancakes!
NOTE: If making this compote to have with pancakes make this first, otherwise it will be hotter than the sun!