Jamie Oliver keeps talking, writing, campaigning for great food and all the comforts that comes with tasting that ultimate dish, in my opinion he should be crowned ‘King of Food Porn’.
I follow him on instagram, so everyday I am sure to get a perfect picture of something he made for the day to taunt or inspire his followers, depends on how you look at it. The visuals remind me that I have not yet tasted the best of meals and leaves an aching gap that desires to be filled by tasting his latest effort.
Food gets me like nothing else, whenever I travel, you are sure to find me carting consumable goodies back home. I love introducing my friends and family to food that arouse the senses. So when I find any non perishable food that hits that taste spot for me, then I will try to get it back home (I don’t break laws though!).
This is one of the main motivation for writing this column, so this week, I have decided to share one of my all time favourite with you, it is the simplest delight ever and you do not even need to get to the store for ingredients, since most time you always have the essentials at home.
Pancakes are easy to make and you can choose between a baking or frying option, you don’t need any special skill or taste bud to get this baby perfect, just mix everything together and voilà, it is ready.
I tend to prefer whipped cream and fruits with my pancakes so my recipe is based on that but you can always try anything even peanut butter and chocolate shavings. This meal is a delight and will be a hit with children and adults alike.
So if you like to try new things like I do, whip up your cooking tools and let’s get to work!
Feel free to email [email protected] on what you think or share your homemade delight food ideas.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
Ingredients: 100g plain flour
2 large eggs
2 Teaspoon sugar
Cinnamon/Nutmeg, sprinkle to taste
For the topping:
150 g Double cream for whipping
Grape, black and green, sliced
Cooking Method: Put the flour, eggs, milk and sugar into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter. Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away.
Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper. When hot, fry your pancakes for 30 sec to 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go.
Whip the double cream using a whisk or an electrical mixer, you need to get a consistency that is stiff, so it can layer up.
Rinse and slice all fruits into portions that your fork can pick up, make sure it is cut in the same size.
Serve the pancake, make sure each layer is filled with the whipped cream and sliced fruits, then complete the whole look by drizzling maple syrup or honey for an extra sweet taste.
You can also serve with lemon wedges and castor sugar, your favourite filling or other fruits.
Recipes for baking can be found at www.marthastewart.com/338185/basic-pancakes