Friday, 13 February 2015

bakewell tart pancakes.

Cherry Jam Pancakes
Bakewell Tart Pancakes

If i'm honest I'm usually a classic lemon and sugar kind of girl. However, if push came to shove, it probably wouldn't take much for me to devour a stack of freshly cooked pancakes whatever the sweet flavour combo. With a love of Bakewell tarts, I wanted to experiment with the nutty almond and cherry flavours that usually make up my favourite pud, but in pancake form. And so I present to you a Bakewell tart inspired pancake recipe.

Cherry Bakewell Pancakes

Shopping list.
(Makes 6-8 pancakes)
♥ Two free range eggs
♥ 100g plain flour
♥ 300ml milk
♥ 2 tsp almond essence
♥ A knob of butter 
♥ 15g ground almonds
♥ 15g caster sugar
♥ 10g toasted flaked almonds
♥ Good quality cherry jam
♥ Fresh cherries, to serve


Tower Frying Pans
Basic Pancake Ingredients

Step one. Whisk together the flour, eggs and milk to make a classic pancake batter. At this point you could use gluten free flour or almond milk instead, to suit you.


Step two. Add in the almond flavouring and whisk in.

Step three. Heat up your chosen frying pan and throw in a knob of butter. 


Step four. Pour in your pancake batter and move around the pan in a circular motion until covered. less is more, So the pancake cooks quickly throughout. 



Step five. After about 1 minute to 90 seconds, flip over to the other side and repeat until golden and cooked through. The recipe makes around 6-8 pancakes so keep going until you're ready to make a stack.

Step six. Make the almond sugar by simply mixing together the caster sugar and ground almonds. 



Step seven. Layer up all the lovely elements of a Bakewell, From almond sugar to flaked almonds and cherry jam. You could even drizzle on white icing if you were feeling really indulgent.


Ta da! You may have also noticed the lovely Tower Housewares pans which I was sent to review, just in time for pancake day. The cream 20cm porcelain pan had a brilliant enamel coating and was a joy to use, and I probably could have got away with putting it back in the cupboard without washing up too. As you can see, the butter beautifully melted on the non stick enamel and the pancakes came away no trouble at all. Smaller than my usual frying pan, this was actually a really nice size for the recipe and can imagine it would make good stacking american pancakes too.

The other cerasure aluminum pan, also 20cm, has a colour changing system which shows grey when it is cool and white when hot. So far I've used this to make perfect fried eggs, without any oil, and a paella which didn't stick when the stock got low. This is good for me with an electric hob, as I can see when the pan is hot enough without wasting energy. It's also great for knowing when the pan is totally cool and safe to wash, although it really only needs a wipe. Definitely a brilliant investment from a fantastic family founded company.


What is your favourite pancake recipe? Do you have a signature flavour? Or maybe even a favourite frying pan you use when you're flippin' ?

note: i was sent the tower frying pans for purposes of review. however all opinions are honest and my own, as always.

8 comments:

  1. These look delicious Emily!!!! I wish Mr W liked cherries, he can't even stand the smell :( Maybe when he;s away I'll have to give these a go :)

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    1. Thanks so much! You really should - no one should be denied those yummy Bakewell flavours xx

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  2. These sound so delicious! I love Bakewell tarts so I imagine these would be great for me. I do usually stick to lemon and sugar on my pancakes, but I love experimenting around pancake day.
    Also those pans are really nice too - I'd love to start getting some better quality pans for my cooking.
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank Jenny. Let me know if you try! Think I'll have both flavours... just to compare... xx

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  3. Fantastic post, this flavour combo definitely speaks to me. Yum.

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    1. Thanks Emma! Seriously need to try your earl grey flave too xx

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  4. Looking for the Bakewell recipe for the tart on your facebook page profile picture and I came across this ... as a fellow Bakewell fan all I can say is ... genius! Thanks

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    1. Thanks so much! I haven't blogged that one - it's a classic Mary Berry recipe :)

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