This is where pancakes and heaven collide into a plate of magnificence. Monday to Friday breakfasts for my family is a pot luck affair but weekends is where the “special” happens. One of the highlights of my week is to go crazy-over-the-top with breakfast for my friends and family on the weekends. And if you serve a dish so laden in deliciousness in the morning, you have the rest of the day to work off all those calories, yes?
The peanut butter caramel speaks for itself. Its rich, delicious, sweet and gorgeous. It’s also very easy to make and fuss free requiring little effort other than to watch and stir. The pancakes mix is a basic pancake batter with the addition of a mini choc chips and a little extra baking powder to yield a plate of lovely high rise pancakes.
- 1 3/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup caster sugar
- 1/4 mini choc chips
- Whisk milk, eggs and vanilla together in a jug. Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Stir in sugar. Make a well in the centre. Add milk mixture. Stir until just combined.
- Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking oil. Using 1/4 cup mixture per pancake, cook 2 pancakes for 2 minutes or until bubbles appear on surface. Turn and cook for a further 1-2 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining mixture, spraying pan with cooking oil between batches.
- One of my favourite cooking utensils is my Breville Crepe Creations - which I use for my pancakes. It has a non stick surface which doesn't require any oil. Perfect, easy and oil free cooking.
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- Put all ingredients in a pot and stir continuously over low heat until the sugar has dissolved and all ingredients are well amalgamated. Continue to cook for a further five minutes until it reaches a nice rich golden colour. (don't walk away from the stove as it can catch and burn quickly).