Sunday, 11 January 2015

Elvis Presley Pancakes #LFHW

I'm not a huge fan of Elvis Presley or  a huge fan or rock n roll, but what I am a fan of, is an Elvis Presley's sandwich. For the majority of food lovers, you should be aware of this famous and which combination: bacon, peanut butter and banana as this is world renowned. Although the month of January is usually associated with eating more healthily, I wanted to treat myself and make a twist on this sandwich, but instead use a pancake.
Whilst I haven't been particularly healthy in this dish (and it is January after all), I am trying to be super resourceful with making the most of my ingredients and not wasting them, especially after an indulgent Christmas. My Elvis Presley pancakes include a fundamental ingredient which we commonly throw away: bananas, but although ripened, can be used to make a wonderful sweet dish. 
The Central England Co-Opperative have a wonderful incentive for the month of January, entitled Love Food Hate Waste to help us to use the food items we most commonly throw away and instead use them to create delicious recipes. I hope my Elvis Presley pancakes will inspire you to use up some your ripened and battered bananas.
Here is how my Elvis Presley pancakes turned out:
Elvis Presley Pancakes

Elvis Presley Pancakes

Elvis Presley Pancakes
Recipe for my Elvis Presley pancakes 
Makes 2 (Incredibly large) pancakes
300ml milk
2 eggs
200g self-raising flour
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
4tbsp peanut butter
2 bananas, sliced
2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 rashers of bacon. 
maple syrup for drizzling

Add the flour, sugar and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl and combine. Make a well in the centre and in a mixing jug, whisk the milk and eggs together and pour into the well. Mix the ingredients (ideally using a wooden spoon) and ensure that all the ingredients are in-cooperated. 
Heat a non-stick pan and a griddle pan, add 1 tbsp oil pour enough batter in the pan to make a large pancake. When bubbles begin to form, your pancake is ready to be turned over. Repeat to make the second pancake. Cook the bacon under a grill, ensuring they are nice and crispy.  In the griddle pan, add 1 tbsp oil and add the slices bananas until the bananas become golden and caramelised. 
To serve, top the pancakes with the bacon and caramelised banana and a good tsp of peanut butter and maple syrup.


Disclaimer: I was given a voucher by The Central Co-operative Limited.

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