Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes from scratch

Monday, 12 February 2018

Its shrove Tuesday tomorrow which means your instagram will be filled with pancakes, pancakes and more pancakes.

In our household its a toss up (see what I did there) between the smaller American pancakes, or the flatter crepe-style english version. I won the debate, and so this year its english pancakes all round. I adapted Delia Smith's famous pancake recipe (reduced the butter in the hope of saving my waistline) and improvised a delicious caramelised apple and cinnamon topping. (Not saving my waistline.) It took under an hour to whip up and serve, and seem to be a winner all round.

eating pancakes made from scratch

English Pancakes

100g plain flour
2 eggs
200ml semi skimmed milk
75ml water
Makes roughly 8 pancakes.

Using a fork, beat together the eggs and flour. In a jug, mix together your milk and water. Add a small amount of your milk mixture to the egg batter. Don't worry about any lumps, as long as you add the milk mixture gradually, the lumps will disappear. Repeat this until there is no milk mixture left.
To cook, put your frying pan on a very high heat and melt a small knob of butter. Pour some pancake batter in the centre of your pan, enough to swirl around and coat the entire base. After a few minutes, flip the pancake over. My trick here is to only let the second side fry for a few seconds, otherwise the pancakes can become a little rubbery and tough!

Apple and Cinnamon Topping

2 peeled and diced apples
30g butter
30g brown sugar
A pinch of cinnamon or mixed spice
Enough for 8 pancakes.

Melt your butter over a low to medium heat. Add the apples, sugar and spices to the pan, and stir to ensure the apples are coated in the sugar sauce. simmer for 15-20 minutes or until your apples are soft. Goes perfectly with a dusting of icing sugar and some coconut yoghurt!

Caramelised apple topping for pancakes

Apple and cinnamon topping on pancakes

This is the first food related post I've written and I've thoroughly enjoyed it! I'd love to see what you've all been cooking up this pancake day, leave any photos/instagram posts of your creations below! Now the all important question: American pancakes or English?

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  1. I completely forgot about shrove Tuesday and now I'm very excited to make pancakes. these look delicious! apple and cinnamon are my favourite, so I'm definitely going to have to try this. I can never decide between American or English pancakes. I grew up eating the English version, but over the past few years I've been eating the American versions. lovely post!x

    1. Yeah go for it, let me know how it turns out! I wasn't sure whether I'd just made up the term English pancakes over the years just because it was something we made at home vs American, but Delia calls them English too so wahey! Thanks for your lovely comment xx

  2. My favourite thing about pancakes is how diverse they are! Love this recipe, your pancakes look so good with that filling ❤️
    I posted an American style pancake recipe this year! Xx

    1. Yeah good point, sweet or savoury.. (although lets be honest, I'll always go with sweet!)
      Thanks for your comments I'll check out your recipe!

  3. These look delicious! I haven't tried apple in pancakes before, which seems like a crime I need to eradicate.


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