Friday, 13 April 2007

Banana Pancakes with Bacon & Maple Syrup

The first time I had bacon plus maple syrup on pancakes was in the US. I thought it was strange. But I am always up for new things. They are so delicious and so yin and yang, sweet and salty, and all that JAZZ. You get the picture. I have become addicted to them. On a Sunday morning all of our family just can't resist a hot brekky. It's a must have. Even in summer and yes in Tropical Queensland. This Easter Sunday with everyone here was a good reason to indulge in some extra fat molecules. Since our move, two of our midgets have been in Brisvegas and come up here on school holidays. So it has been just awesome having them home again. They took their first plane trip and I was jumping up and down with excitement as they waddled down to the gate to get off the plane. All seven of us together again. I think everyone else thought we were a pack of wild monkeys Oo Oo Oa AAAAAA. Sorry, I digressed yet again. Back to the pancakes. I had some bananas that were looking really ripe and the kids won't touch them when they look like that. So banana pancakes it was. We demolished them. So I hope you do to? I am getting hungry again just looking at the picture mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Lots of crispy Bacon
Maple Syrup
For the Pancakes
3 cups of Plain Flour
3 Eggs
3 cups of Milk
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Bean Paste
2 mashed large Cavendish Bananas
Pinch of Salt
Simply whisk all the pancake ingredients together. It's that easy. Butter your fry pan or flat grill on a medium to high heat. Place a big dollop of the pancake batter in the pan. Cook until golden on one side and bubbly on the top side. Then flip. Cook for a minute or so longer and your done. Once all the pancakes are cooked assemble the crispy bacon on the top of them and pour on the Maple Syrup goodness. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh............ yummo.
Grill your bacon in advance and place on a tray, in a warm oven. Same with the pancakes when you are making them, just pop them into the oven to. Keeps everything warm and assembly is quick smart. Cheers Amelita :)