Saturday, March 7, 2009

Banana Pancakes

My dad makes fantastic banana pancakes. He mashes up the bananas and add them to the pancake batter. Today I decided to try another type of banana pancake, with pancakes and caramelised bananas on the side.

This recipe yields 3 servings

2 large eggs
2oz plain flour
7.5ml spoon (heaped) baking powder
70ml milk
Pinch of salt
1 tbs butter
7.5ml spoons caster sugar
2 bananas, peeled and cut lengthwise
Crème fraîche or plain yogurt

Separate the eggs, putting the whites in one bowl and the yolks in another.
Combine the plain flour, baking powder and milk with egg yolks, and mix until it forms a smooth, thick batter. Whisk the whites with salt until they form stiff peaks. Fold these whites into the batter - it is now ready to use. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a moderate heat. Pour some of your batter into the pan, and fry for a couple of minutes until it starts to look golden and firm. Loosen with a spatula, and either turn or flip the pancake over. Continue frying until golden, then stack on a plate. Repeat until all the mixture has been used. Melt sugar in pan without stirring. Once all sugar crystals melted and you're happy with colour, take it off stove. Add butter and bananas and cook gently until they are golden, turning after a few minutes. Add a little amount of water so caramel is not too thick. Serve them on the pancakes topped with a good spoonful of crème fraîche or yogurt.

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