Beer in pancakes you say? Yes that’s correct. One of the Nations favourite days is upon us, so for Pancake Day this year we are challenging you all to be a bit adventurous and try something different.
Beer infused pancakes are absolutely delicious and are not only great for Pancake Day but also make for a delicious breakfast any day of the week. Depending on what beer is used you can add some superb flavours to your batter and more importantly impress your friends. As there are no other strong flavours to contend with beer is the perfect substitute for milk. The beer is also carbonated, which helps to give the pancakes more of a light batter which is perfect.
We have 3 beers which can be used and they all will add something different to the mix. Our O’Hara’s Red Ale will add a little malty sweetness, our IPA will add more of a citrus burst whilst our Amber Adventure leaves off hints of toasted biscuit.
What you need for about 8-10 pancakes
- 1 mug of self-raising flour
- 1 egg
- 1 mug (330ml bottle) of O’Haras beer (either IPA, Red Ale, Amber Adventure)
- olive oil
- 1 punnet of blueberries (optional)
- Maple syrup
How it’s done
Start by sieving your flour into a big mixing bowl, then crack in the egg. Using a whisk, beat the mixture while adding the beer gradually so it doesn’t foam over. Keep on whisking until you have a smooth paste and no big lumps. Stir through the blue berries gently.
Start by getting your frying pan on a high heat. Add the oil then turn the heat down to medium. Then add a ladleful per pancake and fry until the bubbles on the surface pop, then flip them. Once cooked, stack them on a plate and lay another plate on top to keep them warm.
That’s it really, simple hey? ….Just remember to clean the ceiling if any failed attempts at flipping end up there! If you have any great beer pancake recipes please feel free to let us know in the comments…