Pancakes… The Adult Way
It’s been ages since I last tried my hand at making a pancake let along flipping one!
This year, I decided to give Pancake making a brand new spin and make an adult alternative.
With the help of Baileys, the alcoholic beverage, I made a delicious plate of pancakes which not only came out great but were surprisingly smooth in taste and delicious.
Here’s how I made my Baileys Pancakes…
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 2-3 Hours
Feeds: 2-4 People
- 135g/4¾oz plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 130ml/4½fl oz milk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp melted butter (allowed to cool slightly) or olive oil, plus extra for cooking
Start by sifting the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl.
In a separate bowl or jug, lightly whisk together the milk and egg, then whisk in the melted butter.
Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and, using a fork, beat until you have a smooth batter. Any lumps will soon disappear with a little mixing. Throw in a cup full of Baileys, then let the batter stand for a few minutes.
Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter. When it’s melted, add a ladle of the batter.
It will seem very thick but this is how it should be.
Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown and the pancake has risen to about 1cm (½in) thick.
Repeat until all the batter is used up. You can keep the pancakes warm in a low oven, but they taste best fresh out the pan.
Serve with lashings of real maple syrup, extra butter or whatever sides and decorations suit your fancy. Maybe another glass of Baileys and ta dah!
Let me know how your dish turns out!