Rum and raisin pancakes

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Rum and raisin pancakes

Rum and raisin pancakes

who doesn’t like them? Especially since you can tweak and change them in any way you want. You can make them thin, like French crepes, or thick or fluffy like the American do, and many more varieties. Pancake Day is always on a Tuesday in February, it is the day before Ash Wednesday. Here in the UK they eat pancakes with lemon and sugar, unlike me because I prefer honey, jam, maple syrup, chocolate and sometimes fruit.

Another tradition on Pancake Day in the UK is pancake racing. People run in a race with a pancake in a pan. As they run, they have to toss the pancake (throw the pancake in the air and catch it in the pan).

I often get asked what is the difference between crepes and pancakes? Well, to me I think pancakes are a little simpler and you can use the same batter as Yorkshire pudding, but with crepes you add butter, sugar and vanilla, and you make them with love.  For me that is the difference, but  I am sure someone out there may know otherwise – let me know! We all have a way of enjoying making food.

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Rum and raisin pancakes
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Rating: 5
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Passive Time 20 mins
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Passive Time 20 mins
Servings
portions
Ingredients
Votes: 4
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. In a small tub soak the mixed raisins in the warm rum, leave for 20mins to soak up all the rum.
  2. Mix everything together and whisk well.
  3. Heat up a non-stick pancake pan on a medium heat.
  4. Once the pancake pan or skillet is medium hot, wipe lightly with a buttered paper towel.
  5. Drop a large tablespoonful of the batter into the pan.
  6. Squeeze out the rum from the sultanas then sprinkle them over the batter.
  7. Make sure you do this straight after you pour in the batter or the fruit will not stick to the pancake.
  8. Cook for one min then turn over to cook the other side.
  9. Keep doing this until all the batter is used up.
Recipe Notes

You can add any other dried fruit of your choice to the pancake mixture if you like.

You can add the fruit to the batter that you soaked in the rum, but I prefer not to as the rum will make the batter soggy.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Ruth says:

    These pancakes are sooooo delicious! I will not be waiting until next Pancake Day to eat them again – I could very happily enjoy them every Tuesday throughout the year!! Thank you for this lovely recipe, Sally.

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