Perfect Pancakes – Flipping Brilliant

Patricia Trijbits is a pancake doyenne and is currently holding her pop-up of WHERE THE PANCAKES ARE at Platform (it’s still on, so get all the deets here). For those that want to recreate the magic at home, here’s everything you need to know from the lady herself, just in time for Shrove Tuesday!

Patricia’s Top Tips for Perfect Pancakes

“What I love about pancakes is that for something that is so easy to make, it renders such amazing experiences and memories…. it’s food for everyone by everyone.”

Pancakes and Lemon

My number 1 tip/recipe:
SIMPLE & SPEEDY
Step 1. 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of milk, 1 egg, a sprinkle of salt, a teaspoon of oil or melted butter.
Step 2. Combine.
Step 3. Heat butter in pan over medium heat. When hot, pour in some batter, swirl the pan, bake
till the pancake is not “wet” anymore, flip, fry for another 1 or 2 minutes.
Step 4. Serve with any sugar and fresh lemon

My number 2 tip/recipe:
SIMPLE & GENTLE
Step 1. 1 cup of self-raising flour, a sprinkle of salt and sugar. Mix.
Step 2. 1 cup of buttermilk, 1 egg yolk, a tablespoon of melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix.
Step 3. Mix dry and wet ingredients above – gently, not vigorous – in a bowl. Let rest for 10 minutes
Step 4. With a hand-mixer, beat the egg whites till firm with peaks. Again gently, fold the egg whites into the bowl of batter – keep those white streaks – it will look very pretty once you bake the pancakes.
Step 5. Heat butter in a large pan or flat griddle over medium heat. When hot, pour in two or three small amounts of batter, bake till the top of each pancake is not “wet” anymore, flip, fry for another 1 or 2 minutes.
Step 6. Stacks on to a plate and serve with butter and maple syrup or anything you fancy!

My number 3 tip/recipe:
PACK IN EXTRA NUTRIENTS
Pancakes are healthy! Even when you don’t go the extra mile, they are still a brilliant source of nutrients, including proteins, fibre…and maple syrup is high in zinc & manganese – doing amazing things for your immune system, skin & enzyme functions. However, if you do go the extra mile, here are a few ideas:
1. Use organic flour & mix different types. Organic flour is pesticide free & provides carbs important for energy production.
2. Use Omega 3 eggs. Eggs are a complete protein source, full of choline – which is required for proper metabolism of fats, and contains ALL B vitamins. Omega 3 adds that one bit more..
3. Go savoury – add some greens or shredded roots and herbs.
4. Go fruity – add fruit or berries to the batter or top your pancakes with a mix of whatever you have in your fruit bowl. Apples (the super food that is home-grown!) and cinnamon are best cooked inside. Blueberries (high antioxidant and good for eye health) are brilliant either way. Banana (rich in potassium) and chocolate – make your own chocolate sauce by melting good 70% chocolate (loaded with anti-oxidants) and add some water…

Pancakes and Blueberries

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