Pancakes with apple and pear compote

Pancakes with apple and pear compote

Quick Overview:

Weekend brunches are all about indulging! This is one of my wife’s favourites and I love surprising her with this on a sunny Sunday. Feel free to substitute any hard fruit instead of apples and pears and bacon can be substituted for cheese.

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Ingredients

Pancakes
  • 540g – plain white flour
  • 30 g- Baking powder
  • 10 g - Salt
  • 120g - sugar
  • 540ml - Whole milk
  • 4 - Whole eggs
  • 60g - melted butter
  • extra butter for cooking
Apple and pear compote
  • 3 - apples, cored and sliced
  • 3 - pears, cored and sliced
  • 1 tbsp - raisins
  • 2 tbsp - flaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp - butter
  • 2 tbsp - honey
  • 1/2 cup - apple juice (or orange/pear)
Others
  • 4-6 rashers - Bacon (or however many you want!)
  • Maple syrup
  • Greek yoghurt

Method

  1. For the pancakes, mix everything BUT the milk in a bowl.

    Pour in half the milk and whisk to make a smooth batter. Slowly add the rest of the milk and whisk in.
  2. For the COMPOTE: Heat the butter in a frying pan and sauté the fruit until they’re golden. Add the raisins, almonds and honey and caramelise for 3-4 minutes on high heat. Stir in the juice and take off the heat, stirring until the juice is mixed in.
  3. In a large skillet/frying pan, melt a little butter and pour 2-3 tbsp pancake batter in. Fit as many as you can into the pan.

    Fry the pancakes on medium heat for 2-3 minutes on both sides. Repeat until the batter is used up.
  4. Whilst the pancakes are cooking, fry the bacon in a separate pan.
  5. Serve the pancakes with a few spoons of compote, some bacon and lots of maple syrup!