If you are on a diet I suggest that you move along quickly, there is nothing for you to see here! But then after all having pancakes on Shrove Tuesday is to use up things in your cupboard’s before giving up something like chocolate for 40 day’s, so perhaps have a peep!
I am not mad enough to give up chocolate for Lent, what with all those Cadbury’s Creme egg’s shouting at you at every shop checkout that would be sheer pain for me!
Anyway back to the pancakes! Sainsbury’s kindly sent me a fab pancake pan and spatula plus a voucher to get some pancake making goodies. So I decided I would go all out on an indulgent, very easy to put together but very impressive (if I say so myself!) Pancake Banoffee Pie.
Now I can tell you now that I was almost awarded an MBE for offering this to my family it was that good! So with pleasure I share my Pancake Banoffee Pie recipe:
For your pancake mix you will need:
115g of plain flour
1/2 pint of milk
Depending on your pan you are using a little butter or oil for cooking.
Yes that is all, no salt, no sugar and no melted butter this is the recipe I have use for years for fantastic pancakes!
For the filling and topping you will need:
3 banana’s sliced but wait till the pancakes are all cooked so they don’t go brown.
1/2 tin approximately of Carnation Caramel
150ml Double cream whipped (you may not need all of it)
A couple of squares of dark chocolate grated
To make the pancake simply:
Sieve the flour into a bowl, add the milk and egg to the flour and using an electric whisk preferably whisk until smooth. Done!
I know lots of people will be saying you make a well add the egg then the milk at different stages BUT this all in one method has always worked for me and life is busy enough to make simple pancakes less simple!
- Brush the pan with a very little bit of oil or melted butter and heat the pan till hot. I always test to see if the pan is ready by dropping half a teaspoon of the pancake mixture and making a mini pancake.
- Once the pan is ready start cooking your pancakes. Wait till bubbles appear on the top of the pancake, slide your spatula under the pancake an easy glide under means it is ready to flip. Cook for another 30 seconds, I always press the pancake down with the spatula. Once cooked pop onto a plate, cover with baking paper then a clean tea towel to keep them warm.
- When all the pancakes are cooked I made 5 large ones, slice your banana’s.
- Put the first pancake onto another plate, spread with the caramel then add some slice banana’s. Add another pancake and repeat until you get to the final pancake then topped with the whipped double cream and scatter with the grated chocolate.
There you go I told you it was easy!
You could top it with slices of banana but as I knew there would be a slice or two left so I didn’t. The caramel with the banana’s stopped them from going black so this was eaten as an afternoon treat and some for pudding in the evening too!
I loved using the Sainsbury’s pancake pan, really great results with the pancakes so with a new pan in the house I think I will come up with maybe a savoury super with pancakes very soon!
I have sent my pancake selfie to @SainsburysPR and @Sainsburys using the hashtag #SainsbosPelfie.You can send your pancake selfie or a vine to them using this hashtag and the 4 favourite photo’s or vine will win £25 voucher! A great incentive to create something extra delicious to eat! Make sure you are following @Sainsburys @SainsburysPR to enter! Good Luck! Competition closes on midnight on Tuesday 4th March. Winners will be notified by Friday 7th March.
Thank you Kate for inviting me to take part in Sainsbury’s pancake shannanigans…..it was flipping nice of you!
Disclosure: I was sent some pancake making equipement and a voucher to purchase some ingredients to make this recipe. The recipe is my own and I can not be held responsible if you eat too much of it! Enjoy 🙂
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