A few years ago – the small one still just a twinkle in the hubby’s eye – we took a trip to Canada, taking in Toronto and Niagara Falls – my all time dream place to visit. The small one will tell you how he was with us – “in mammy’s belly” – he doesn’t like to think that his daddy had me all to himself before he was born.
Our first breakfast in Toronto blew us away. The hubby ordered the BIG fry up, as you do on holiday, which I can only describe as Whow! Topped off with fluffy pancakes and a little jug of maple syrup… It WAS Amazing.
Not realising that pancakes were served with all the fry-ups I ordered a portion of pancakes along with my veggie breakfast.
And… not wanting to upset anyone by leaving food behind, I proceeded to eat my way through the hubby’s pancakes, my own pancakes and the extra order.
Strangely enough… (actually not that strange for me at all) after some sightseeing, shopping, drinking and a good nights sleep, I awoke to a belly rumbling for more.
I found myself back in the same seat, same restaurant, same order. And so it began… the morning routine for our time away.
I came away from that holiday feeling the urge to hibernate for the rest of the year! Even so it didn’t hinder my love for Canada or the pancake.
Fluffy Canadian pancakes
Makes: 12-15 • Baking time: Approx 2 minutes each side
Recipe from www.allrecipes.com
125g plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
25g castor sugar
235 ml milk
1. Separate the whites from the yolks of the eggs.
2. Whisk the egg whites until stiff.
3. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl and add to this the sugar, yokes and milk. Whisk together until smooth.
4. Fold the egg whites into the batter.
5. Lightly oil a pan and place over a medium heat.
6. Pour an ice-cream scoop of batter into the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides. Continue until all the batter is used up.
7. Stack the pancakes as they are cooked (using baking paper in between each one) and keep warm in an oven. Serve with maple syrup.
Note: Seemly the secret to the Canadian pancake is the whipped egg whites in the batter. This gives them that light and fluffy taste. And least not forget the unique Canadian syrup which is made from the sap of the maple tree.