We don’t know about you but Pancake Day is one of our favourite days of the year; sweet, savoury, simple, decadent – we’re not fussy. As much as we love the classics (sugar and lemon, here’s looking at you) why not get creative in the kitchen this year and give our light and fluffy tiramisu pancakes a whirl? They’re indulgent, delicious and guaranteed to put a smile on any coffee lovers face.
For the pancakes
280g plain flour
450ml whole milk
4 tbsp butter, melted
3 large, free-range eggs
3 tbsp good quality cocoa powder
3 tbsp instant coffee
2 tbsp caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch sea salt
For the cream filling
240ml double cream
115g mascarpone cheese
2 tbsp Tia Maria
2 tbsp maple syrup
Handful toasted almonds
1. Firstly, make the cream filling. Beat all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and whip until you have soft peaks. Set aside in the fridge while you prepare the pancakes.
2. In a large bowl, sift the flour and cocoa powder.
3. Add the sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
4. In a separate bowl, mix the milk and instant coffee powder until fully dissolved. Whisk in the eggs, melted butter and vanilla.
5. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, mixing gently until you have a batter without any large clumps of flour. If the batter is too runny, add a tablespoon of flour.
6. Cook the pancakes on a hot, greased griddle pan. When bubble appear and the edges easily come away from the pan, flip and cook the other side.
7. Once the pancakes are cooked, transfer to a plate. While they’re warm, layer the pancakes with a generous amount of the cream filling and dust with sifted cocoa powder.
8. Add a handful of toasted flaked almonds for a delicious crunch finish and serve on a beautiful plate.