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Food and Drink Recipes

Weekend Pancakes

  • 1 Packet of streaky bacon
  • Self Raising Flour
  • 1 Spoon of baking powder
  • 3 Eggs
  • Fresh Berries (whatever you like but I think blueberry and strawberry work best)
  • Castor Sugar
  • Milk

Throw in a some crispy American style bacon and some lightly stewed fruit and you have an all time classic. 


Step 1

There are very few recipes the Americans have taken from the French and made better but I'm a huge fan of American style pancakes over more traditional crepes. You'll have a lot of the ingredients at home. Make sure to get the thin streaky bacon.

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Step 2

Crack the eggs into the bowl. Pretty fucking easy that part!

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Step 3

Spoonful of baking powder in with them

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Step 4

Lash in a good bit of flour. Just use your eye on this one and put in what feels about 2 cups worth. You don't have to be exact with pancakes.

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Step 5

Lash in a good bit of sugar. about half a cup

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Step 6

Nice little swig of milk. Say about quarter of a pint.

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Step 7

Now the reason why I'm so vague with the amounts is that you can adjust it. Start whisking it together with either a whisk or a fork

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Step 8

Make sure it is super smooth and you have all the lumps out of it. That is the key to this whole thing. Don't be a lazy bastard and whisk it for ages.

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Step 9

Now the consistency you are looking for is like a thick soup. Even like a smoothie. If it is too thin lash in some more flour. If it is too thick add more milk.

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Step 10

Now set the mixture to one side and start cooking the bacon. Nice frying pan on a low to medium heat.

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Step 11

Place it in the pan. You don't need any oil or anything like that. The fat will come out of the bacon naturally

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Step 12

Flip the bacon every couple of minutes

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Step 13

It will start to get crispy but don't rush this process.

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Step 14

When it is done whip it out of the pan and lash it on to some paper towel

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Step 15

Next up are the pancakes. A good non stick pan and a little bit of vegetable oil are your friends at this stage

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Step 16

They'll take about 45 seconds on each side and they'll start puffing up straight away.

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Step 17

Flip them over and then move on to the next batch.

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Step 18

Lash the bacon and the pancakes into and oven proof dish and pop them into a low oven to keep them warm while you make the compote

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Step 19

In the same pan as the bacon lash in the strawberries. You won't need any oil.

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Step 20

Fuck the blueberries in as well

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Step 21

Good big sprinkle of sugar in with them as well.

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Step 22

Nice medium heat and this will only take about 60 seconds. All you are doing is warming them up and softening them slightly

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Step 23

Plating it up is the key to making this all look nice. Start off with piling up the pancakes.

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Step 24

Crispy bacon up on top of the pancakes.

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Step 25

Place the berries on top and around the side and if you fancy an extra treat add some honey or maple syrup. BOOM. Delish

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Look at the picture at the top. How could you not want to whip that up right now? There are only 8 ingredients in the entire dish and if you get your shit together you can have this ready in about 20 minutes. Why go out and pay a fortune for brunch this weekend when you can make this yourself. Absolutely fucking gorgeous.

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