After learning all I could about pancakes from Chef Adrian Richardson, he then turned the tables on us! The challenge was on...and Carolyn (Desire Empire) and I had to select a mystery ingredient from underneath a tea towel, then create our own special pancake. Judging would be based on taste, appearance, and marketability. Seth selected the white bowls, which contained some lovely fresh raspberries...and the clock started ticking...
Triple Berry Pancake Pizza
You will need:
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 1/3 cup castor sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of milk
- 250g ricotta cheese
- Fresh berries such as raspberries, strawberries and blueberries
- 3T caster sugar (for coulis)
- Dark chocolate (however much you want for your sauce)
- Butter (for pan)
- Combine self-raising flour and 1/3 cup of castor sugar in a large bowl
- Add egg, and mix together
- Pour a little of the milk into the bowl, whisking together. Add more milk, and whisk, until all of the milk has been added and the ingredients until smooth.
- Gently mix through ricotta cheese
- Allow batter to rest for 10-15 minutes
- Gently heat a large frying pan, coating the base with a nob of butter. When butter is gently bubbling, the frying pan is hot enough.
- Pour your pancake batter into the frying pan, then add some blueberries and raspberries to taste.
- While the pancake is slowly cooking...start your coulis and sauce.
- Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, then turn down to a simmer.
- Break up your dark chocolate and place in the glass bowl. Sit the bowl over the top of the simmering water, ensuring that the water doesn't touch the glass. Gently melt your chocolate...no need to stir. Once melted, it's ready.
- In another pan, place some raspberries, 3T caster sugar (or less...you might want to experiment) and some water (about 1/2 cup, maybe more, depending on how many raspberries you're using).
- Place saucepan over heat, and gently cook until raspberries are soft, and the sugar has dissolved. Mash berries with a fork and set aside.
- Don't forget to check you pancake! Gently turn the pancake over and cook until done.
- Turn pancake out onto a large dinner plate. Decorate with fresh cut strawberries, and raspberry coulis.
- Drizzle melted chocolate over the top and serve while hot! This pancake tastes excellent with a little double cream or icecream on the side.
What are your favourite pancake fillings? Do you do much experimenting, or do you stick to the tried and true favourites?
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