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Perfect Pancakes by Bombay Foodie

This recipe is typical Pioneer Woman. She takes what you and I do when making pancakes - mix flour, sugar, baking powder and add milk and eggs and butter. But she adds her little touches. Like the flour is cake flour so its much, much lighter. And she adds melted butter at the very end and I think that makes this pancakes extra soft.

If that wasn't a good enough start to the sunday, I topped the stack of pancakes with caramalized bananas. First, you cut the bananas in thick slices. Then you roll them in caster sugar. Now heat a non stick pan and add the bananas in a single layer. Wait a couple of minutes to them to brown, then flip and brown the other side too. All this should not take more than 3 minutes. Slide the bananas off the pan right on to the pancakes. NOT on the plate. It's sugar and it will stick.

For that last finishing touch, add chocolate syrup. Or honey, or maple syrup. Just add a lot of something sweet. It makes weekends sweeter.

Comments

Srivalli said…
Simmi, now that's really heavenly!..love the way those bananas look on the pancake..
Now Serving said…
Now that is a heart breakfast and dessert rolled in one :) And it's got to be Maple Syrup!! My son can vouch for that considering it was/nay! is his staple breakfast...Don't know if I have been on your blog before but happy to join your culinary journey and would be happier to see you join mine :)))) cheers, priya
notyet100 said…
This will definitely mke ny weekend sweet
hey these look awsum....and yes SImran....i got to thank u for the awsum punjabi mango pickle recipe.,which u gave for the ICC....i eat that everyday and think of u!...thnx deary:))

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