Pancakes for Everyday!
My Marmalade Pancakes for Pancake Day +1
I know, I am a day late, but I was travelling all day yesterday and did not have time to rustle up a batch of pancakes whilst sitting on the train! However, if you still have some eggs and milk in your pantry that need using up before Lent, then why not make a batch of pancakes for Pancake Day + 1. Plus, I really want to show off my latest Oxo Good Grips toys…….a fabulous pancake batter kit for all avid batter makers the world over. My kit arrived a few days before Pancake Day and comprises: an OXO Good Grip Batter Bowl, an OXO Good Grips Silicone Flexible Pancake Turner and an OXO Good Grips Balloon Whisk.
I was instantly captivated with my Silicone Flexible Pancake Turner; the extra wide turner was indeed a flipping marvellous flipper and turner! The OXO Good Grips Silicone Flexible Turners combine the strength of stainless steel with the advantages of silicone. The silicone outer layer, which is heat-resistant to 315ºC and safe for non-stick cookware, is bonded to a flexible stainless steel core for added stability. The Turners have thin, flexible edges that glide easily beneath all foods and are perfect for flipping fragile foods while keeping them intact. The Pancake Turner is generous in size and easily flips pancakes, burgers and more. All Silicone Flexible Turners have soft, comfortable, non-slip grips and are the perfect companions to non-stick cookware and bakeware. Verdict: A BRILLIANT tool and fabulous for turning pancakes without tearing! I will also use this when frying fish too. Easy to flip and turn and very ergonomic. LOVED this and can see me using it many times.
My balloon whisk was also a very sturdy and an easy tool for beating my batter. The OXO Good Grips 11″ Balloon Whisk features polished stainless steel wires and a tear-drop shaped handle that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. The balloon shape is perfect for whipping and aerating ingredients and the soft handle won’t slip out of your hand, even when wet. Beat eggs, stir batter, whip cream and stir sauces in comfort. I thought it was a very comfortable whisk and it beat my pancake batter in minutes. Verdict: A sturdy and comfortable whisk that aerated my batter and whisked it to perfection in minutes. I LOVED it!
Finally, the OXO Good Grips Batter Bowl was brilliant! It did not move around the kitchen surface when I beat my batter and it also felt secure and sturdy, as well as having handy measurements printed on the inside of the bowl. (I made my first batch in the batter bowl and the forgot it was in the dishwasher, hence it not being in my photos for my second batch!) You just measure, add, mix and pour ingredients for pancakes, muffins, cakes and more, and the bright red, permanent measurement markings are easy to read, even with thick batters. A soft, comfortable grip cushions your hand while mixing and pouring. High side walls prevent splatter, even when used with an electric mixer, and a wide lip and pour spout allow for easy, drip-free pouring. The Batter Bowl has a generous capacity of 8 cups/2 litres and will be a favourite tool in my baking kitchen. Verdict: A large bowl with handy measurements, which felt stable and did not move when I was beating my batter. Is suitable for the dishwasher too, so very handy.
As I have been manically making marmalade lately, as you may remember here: The Marmalade Awards, Paddington Bear, Three Fruit Marmalade Recipe, I decided to make my pancakes with marmalade today! These pancakes are made with my standard batter mixture, recipe below, and then have a dollop of marmalade spread over them before folding into quarters and serving. More marmalade adorned the top of the pancakes and voila, a pancake treat fit for Paddington Bear! My husband wolfed at least four of these down and demanded more, hence two batches of pancake batter!
With a HUGE thanks to Sarah and OXO for my pancake making kit, and here’s to more flipping and pancake tasting! My next post is all about HOW to make marmalade the Vivien Lloyd way, so DO pop by tomorrow for some amazing tips and a whole host of photos from my Marmalade Monday workshop last week, as well as lots of news about the World’s Original Marmalade Awards and how to make award-winning marmalade……I can’t wait to share my day with you all! See you tomorrow, Karen.
I served my pancakes with the following recipe for Three Fruit Marmalade: