It is one of the best days of the year – Pancake Day! The best way to start and end the day, pancakes are incredibly simple to make and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
For me, crêpes are for morning and thick pancakes are for evening – both served with a big mug of tea! I am a purest at heart and favour plain pancakes with a little lemon and sugar. However, in the spirit of the occasion I paired local heather honey with ground cinnamon to make these fluffy, delicious pancakes which are not too sweet – perfect in the morning and evening.
Honey and Cinnamon Pancakes
Makes 12-15 Small Pancakes
2 1/2 Cups Plain Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
2 1/2 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp Salt
350 ml Milk
4 Tbsp Heather Honey
1 Tsp Vanilla Paste
2 Tbsp Melted Butter
2 Large Eggs (Beaten)
1) Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in an electric mixer with a whisk attachment (or by hand) and mix lightly to combine.
2) Whisk together the eggs, vanilla, milk and honey in a separate bowl. Slowly add to the dry ingredients whilst mixing to form a smooth batter. Add the butter whilst mixing. Continue to mix until well combined.
3) Cook the pancakes in a well oiled pancake/crêpe pan – allowing 1 heaped tablespoon of mixture per pancake and smoothing out into a round shape with the back of the spoon. Cook for approximately 1-2 minutes each side or until well browned. Wrap the pancakes in tin foil whilst cooking the rest to keep warm.
Best served with a wedge of lemon and drizzled with honey. Enjoy!