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Pancakes with whipped maple butter & crispy pancetta

Pancakes with whipped maple butter & crispy pancetta

Sticky maple butter and slices of crispy pancetta on top of light, fluffy, sweet pancakes.

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  • Serves6
  • CourseBreakfast
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time30 mins
  • Pluschilling

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For the maple butter

  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 75ml maple syrup

For the pancakes

  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 British Blacktail Large Free Range Eggs
  • 300ml milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • butter, for frying
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 95g pack Cooks' Ingredients Sliced Pancetta


  1. To make the maple butter, melt the butter in a small pan over a high heat. Cook for 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Add the maple syrup, and cook for a further minute until slightly thickened. Pour into a large bowl, cover and leave to cool slightly before putting it into the freezer for 25 minutes, or until it's starting to firm up. Whisk with a hand mixer for about 1 minute, or until pale and creamy. Keep cool.

  2. Place the pancake ingredients other than the butter, oil and pancetta into a large bowl. Whisk together gradually into a smooth batter. Set aside.

  3. Warm a frying pan over a high heat. Add a little oil and the pancetta, in batches if necessary, and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until crisp. Remove to a plate lined with kitchen paper and keep warm.

  4. Discard the oil and wipe out the pan with kitchen paper. Return to the heat. Add a knob of butter and a little oil. When the butter melts and starts to froth, ladle in enough batter to make a single pancake about 18-20cm in size. Cook for about 2 minutes, until small bubbles start bursting on the surface and the base is golden. Turn over using a fish slice. Cook for a further minute, or until golden. Keep warm and repeat with the remaining batter to make 4-6 pancakes, adding more butter and oil as needed. Serve hot with the bacon and maple butter.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,185kJ/ 523kcals



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