Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Thank God for sites like Tastespotting and Foodgawker - if it weren't for them I would have completely missed Shrove Tuesday or otherwise known to some as Pancake Day.
Now I generally make pancakes fairly regularly, most often drenched in maple syrup with some sliced bananas or berries on top. However, for pancake day I wanted to make some a little more special.
A favourite snack of mine is sliced banana slathered with gooey peanut butter eaten with toothpicks; it satisfies my sweet tooth and is surprisingly filling. I have made Elvis Presley's favourite fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches before (my God they are sinfully divine) but never Presley pancakes - how can they not be great?
prep time: 8mins.
cooking time: 7mins for 3 batches of 3.
taste: 3.75/5 (my husband and brother made me add the extra .25). The only thing they thought brought down the score is too much peanut butter. I used about 2tbs between the 9 pancakes - so I would recommend a maximum half a tablespoon for each three tier stack. I added 1tbs lemon juice to the milk as I didn't have any buttermilk. They were quite sweet as you would expect with lovely caramelised bananas and melted salty peanut butter. The maple syrup is a must as it helps to unstick the unctuous peanut butter from the roof of you mouth.
would I make it again: Yes - with less PB.