Pancakes with bacon and maple syrup.

Now you could say that this is bang on trend at the moment with sweet and savoury combinations like salted caramel. It is of course nothing new, the combination of bacon maple syrup and pancakes has bee an American staple for any number of years.

You will need.
175g/6oz plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
25g/1oz caster sugar
2 free-range eggs
250ml/9fl oz milk
25g/1oz butter
12 rashers maple-cured bacon
Maple syrup, to serve

Now this recipe is slightly different to how I would normally make them as I have separated the egg yolks from the whites, it makes a lighter and fluffier pancake. Also of you can get I like to use streaky bacon but it all depends on what you can get.

Separate your eggs in to two bowls. Then in the bowl with the yolks add the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and milk. Whisk this to make a smooth batter. Now in the other blow whisk the egg whites until you have nice soft peaks. Now gently fold the egg whites into the batter.

Now get two frying pan out on and the heat, in one you need to cook your pancakes. Melt a bit of butter in one and just spoon the batter in to the pan when it is hot. Cook on both sides for about 2 to 3 minutes, you will see bubbles start to form on top of the batter then it is ready to turn.

Now in the other pan cook the bacon until crisp then remove from the pan and place on some kitchen paper. Now make a stack of pancakes topped with bacon and drizzle over with some maple syrup.


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