Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Big Red Kitchen's Pancake Squares ... yum!

Whilst having a peek at Pinterest this morning I came across these gorgeous looking Pancakes Squares that I decided we just had to try. The girls "lurve" their pancake breakfasts and it's nice to do something a bit different.
Photo from Big Red Kitchen's website
This is essentially the recipe, copied from the Big Red Kitchen website, with a few metric conversions, but you can click here right here Big Red Kitchen to take you to the original recipe.
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 T. melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt 
You can leave them plain or add fruit to them. We added two diced bananas to one dish and 1 1/2 cups blueberries to the other.
  1. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  2. Lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together milk, butter and egg.
  4. Add sugar, then gradually beat the flour in.
  5. Carefully stir in the baking powder and salt.
  6. Gently fold in any additional ingredients like banana or blueberries now.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan. I used a oven-proof ceramic dish and placed some baking paper in it ... so easy to clean afterwards.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Cut into squares. The Big Red Kitchen suggests cutting it into 4 - 6 pieces. We sliced ours into 9 pieces and thought they were pretty generous; although we did eat one of each type.

On the left are our banana squares and on the right are obviously the blueberry ones. How well did we do!

If I were to make these plain I would possibly look at doubling the sugar. We also found that drizzling these in a bit of maple syrup whilst they were still warm took these from yummy to uber yummy! We found both varieties delicious but, The Fashionista loved the blueberry ones best whilst Agent Smelly and I preferred the banana ones. I may try adding some apple, cinnamon and sultanas next time. The possibilities are endless.
Although I am not really much of a pancake person, that may surprise you, I really enjoyed these and they will certainly be on the menu again. Another reason to love this recipe is that you aren't stuck at the stove cooking pancakes whilst the family tucks into their breakfast! 

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