Fussy cooking and me – NOT A GOOD COMBINATION!
I was on a look out for a simple recipe that both looks appealing and tastes decadent to serve up your man (or Family, or Friends) on Valentine’s Day. Pancakes get posh-ed up with the unusual combinations that I never thought would work wonderfully in the batter as well as garnishes. Read up the recipe and instructions to get yourself a bite of heaven!
This makes 4 big pancakes and 8-10 small ones
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 ½ tablespoon white sugar
- 1 ¼ cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons oil, melted
- 1 large orange zest
- ¾ teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon each of cinnamon and sugar combined
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk, egg and oil and mix until smooth. Add the orange zest, cinnamon and sugar and combine well.
Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
For the toppings take a few slices of sweet orange and dip it in the cinnamon sugar mixture to top the pancake. Pour the remaining cinnamon sugar combination over the top as garnish. Take a spoon and some Nutella at room temperature and swirl it around to form a heart. Top the heart with white sugar for a little bit of drama and show some love!