Office pancake favourites
With Pancake Day only a day away three of us here at Crescent OTC will share our favourite tooth rotting pancake toppings!
My personal favourite is a Nigella recipe, blueberry pancakes. The blueberries aren’t actually in the mix but the blueberry maple syrup makes the pancakes! All you need to do to create this simple but delicious breakfast/lunch/dinner or whenever you want to eat them dish is:
- Make pancakes as normal, if you don’t know how here is a simple recipe http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1135634/the-classic-pancake
- Place 125ml of maple syrup and 200g of blueberries is a pan and bring to the boil.
- Once boiling turn the pan down to a low heat and cook for 3 minutes, by this time the blueberries should have split and the sauce will be a deep purple.
- Pour on your pancakes and enjoy!
Our sales manager Simon is a big fan of chocolate, peanut butter and banana on his pancakes. A strange choice, I know, but once you have tried these beauties you will understand. All you need to do is follow the coming step and be transported to pancake heaven.
- Make pancakes as normal.
- Mix 6 tbsp of peanut butter with 2 tbsp of milk, 2 tbsp of icing sugar and 50g of chocolate chips.
- Spread the mixture on to your pancakes, top with banana and enjoy!
Logistics exec Cian is a man with a sophisticated palate favouring a continental approach when it comes to his pancakes, sorry Crêpes! Here is his favourite Crêpes Suzette.
- Make pancakes as normal and fold into quarters.
- Heat 3 tbsp of caster sugar on a low/medium heat without stirring until you reach a deep amber coloured caramel.
- Immediately take the pan off the heat and add 250ml of orange juice, zest of 1 orange, 1 tsp of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of Cointreau for a boozy kick.
- Return the pan to a low heat to melt the caramel mixture.
- Add 50g of unsalted butter to the pan in small pieces and bring to the boil.
- Simmer and reduce until glossy.
- Add the pancakes to the pan and warm through.
- Serve and enjoy!