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Wednesday

Layered Pancakes

I am a lover of the Oliver. The Oliver being my main man Jamie. 
I know a lot of people aren't fans of his, including many chefs, but I'm going to put that down to the fact they are jealous that they can't be travelling the world and have to be stuck in a kitchen 24/7. Ssssh, don't tell them I said that, chefs can be very grumpy. 

Now, back to the good stuff. 
PANCAKES.

So, in England, we have this day called shrove Tuesday, known by the majority as Pancake Day. Most people don't really know what it actually represents, but it gives us an excuse to scoff our faces with pancakes... so I'm not complaining. 

This is the my take on the definition, "The long build up to Easter is called Lent. The day before Lent begins is called Shrove Tuesday. 'Shrove' means being forgiven for wrong-doings". So basically, the wrong doings are us eating copious amounts of pancakes with chocolate, or lemon and sugar, or marshmallows, or cheese, or whatever else takes your fancy before you decide to give something up for a little over a month. This year it's from March 1st - April 13th, any ideas what you're going to give up for lent yet?

Okay, now the actual good stuff.





Ingredients wise these are THE EASIEST.
Even those that struggle with making pasta can figure these out.

3 eggs
125 grams flour
250 grams milk
2/3 bananas
Nutella
Raspberries

Whisk the eggs, flour and milk together and add a pinch of salt.
Leave it to rest for about 15 minutes. Cut your bananas in half during this break.
Rub butter (or olive oil for the health conscious, but you're making chocolate pancakes so let's just go all out) over the pan so that the mixture doesn't stick. At the same time, make sure you use a non-stick pan just to make life a little easier for yourself. 
Add a bit of your mixture and roll it round the pan to even it out. 
Allow it to cook for a minute or so and then FLIP.

Repeat this process until you're done with your mixture.
A little side note: the pancakes that have already been made, stick them on a tray and put them in the oven on a mild heat just to keep them warm, separating each pancake with a piece of baking tray paper so they don't stick together.

Add your chopped bananas to your pan and allow them to them to grill slightly before they reach a lovely golden brown. 

Stack the pancakes on top of one another, adding a layer of nutella between each pancake. 
Top with your golden bananas, a couple of raspberries and you have a masterpiece. 






Healthier options could include sugar and lemon, veggie pancakes with avocado, berry and greek yoghurt pancakes. 
The world is your oyster. Grab it by the shucks. 

6 comments :

  1. OH MY! hahah I love how at the end you list healthier options :-) hhaha love that. Repinning!

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    1. Gotta keep everyone involved :) even those that aren't a fan of the chocolate.. but you have to try it once because it's incredible!

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  2. Wow these pancakes look absolutely delicious! A must try!

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  3. Great Scott!!!!! I thought I wasn't hungry and then....you went and did that! Thanks! Headed to the kitchen now.

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    1. Haha! I like to keep people happy :)

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