I went to New York a couple of years ago and went to this fantastic place called Bubby's for breakfast. There I had the most amazing tower of pancakes ever.
This attempt, however, is not directly taken from any recipe book - this is an improvised one that just worked brilliantly. I have never actually tried pancakes this way before and I thoroughly recommend it. As you can see, it looks simply divine.
- Milk, a cup full
- 1 egg
- 2 pudding spoons of sugar
- 4 pudding spoons of self raising flour
- 1 banana
- A good handful of blueberries
Note - this makes one big one.
Start by breaking an egg into a bowl. Whisk like crazy with a fork. Add the sugar and the flour. It will quickly turn into a paste. We don't want too much of a paste so add the milk.
Beat with a fork. Mine went lumpy, so just keep whisking it until smooth.
The pan should not be too big otherwise the pancake will be thin. Cut in the banana and pop in the blueberries.
Mine was really quite thick. I put a lid on the frying pan and left for a minute, checked it, scraped a wooden spoon round the edge so it did not stick and then put the lid on again for another minute.
There is, however, a cunning solution.
Simply grab a plate and slide the pancake onto it, then flip the plate so that the pancake lands uncooked side down on the pan! Wooopwooop!
Cover with sugar/maple syrup/nutella......
Revel in your brilliance.
As an aside - I reckon you may be able to do this in a toastie maker if you don't have a hob...just an idea...