Puffed pancakes have been on my to do list for a while. Mainly because I have needed a frying pan/skillet that could fit into my oven. I finally found a great skillet on a trip to Ikea the other day with a removable wooden handle. This is a really simple recipe that makes a fantastic breakfast or dessert. I am a real sucker for pancakes as 99% of the time I have all the ingredients in the house to make them at the drop of a hat. If you have fresh fruit then of course, use those. I made the stewed strawberries as all I had to hand was frozen ones. You don't have to serve these with strawberries, it is also great with chopped walnuts and maple syrup, or even a scoop of ice-cream.
You will need-
- 3 free range eggs
- 3/4 cup of flour
- 3/4 cup of milk
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch of cinnamon
- 1 tbsp butter for greasing
- A handful of frozen strawberries
- 1 tsp icing sugar plus extra for dusting
Begin by preheating your oven to 200C then place your oven proof frying pan or skillet on a medium high hob. Whilst it is heating up whisk together the eggs, flour, milk, salt & cinnamon in a bowl till smooth.
Add your butter to the pan, spread around then pour your mixture in. Place your pan in the oven and then bake for 12-14 minutes or until the pancake is firm to the touch and the edges are brown.
Whilst the pancake is baking place the strawberries in a saucepan along with the tsp of icing sugar and a tbsp of water. Cook over a medium heat till the sauce thickens slightly.
Once the pancake is cooked transfer it to a plate, sprinkle with icing sugar and top with strawberries. Eat straight away.