When Debenhams contacted me asking if I'd like to work with them and write the most adventurous pancake recipe I could think of, I immediately said yes and spent the past week racking my brains trying to think of something to fit that criteria!
In my opinion, you can't beat the originals of lemon & sugar or maple syrup. However, I'm hoping that my tenuously outdoor themed 'Black Forest' pancakes will go some way to adding a new flavour to the mix and making you slightly more adventurous with your pancakes this year!
For this step, we used the Joseph Joseph Shake-It™ self tapping sieve, which made life much easier. It ensured that there were no lumps of flour and you also have a spare hand free to mix at the same time!
Instead of tapping the sieve against your hand, you simply shake it from side to side. How easy is that?
For this step we used the Joseph Joseph Whiskle™ which is fantastic as it's not only a whisk, but a bowl scraper too!
(I used my mum's hot plate by Tefal to make pancakes, as she has an Aga and it takes a long time otherwise!)
We cooked them for around 2 minutes on each side.
At this point I would like to show you a picture of a flipped pancake, but I am not the most skilled in that department!
I can vouch that this Green Pan from the Debenhams frying pan range is wonderful, it needed no oil, the pancakes didn't stick at all and there was nothing left on the pan after cooking!
Black Forest Pancakes are all yours!
My mum pointed out that if you wanted to add a kick to your pancakes, and you're over 18, you could always add some cherry kirsch in with the Fruit Filling, so I may need to give that a go!
But we can't forget the originals...
2. Grab a lemon!
For this I used the Joseph Joseph Catcher™ which not only works as a juicer, but it also collects the pips, whilst letting the juice through.
So much easier than having to try and filter and/or pick out all the pips!
I used the Elevate™ Spatula by Joseph Joseph for this as it mixed it all in well. The spatula also has a handy rest on it, to avoid it touching, and inevitably messing up, your kitchen counters!
Perfect lemon and sugar pancakes for the traditionalists out there!
Want to make it a little more adventurous?
Adventure pancakes being any pancake eaten as part of an adventure, of course!
The Green Pan is suitable for all heat surfaces, so we put this to the test on a recent walk and used it on my camping stove (which we propped up on a flat even surface, well above the floor, just in case!) and it worked so well.
I'm usually a fan of just taking a Trangia away with me, but if you're one who takes the kitchen camping with you, this would be great for cooking bacon, eggs or even a stir fry...
It's has drip free edges, no nasty chemicals and it's even enhanced with diamonds to give that durability for use every day.
What's your favourite pancake topping?