Monday, July 9, 2012

I cooked: American-style pancakes with bacon and honey

I was reading Jessie's blog the other day and came to know about this blog hop event called "Cook Like a Star" organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids. The chef for this month's "Cook Like a Star" event is Jamie Oliver. I am a fan of his cooking programmes and have in the past used several of his recipes to whip up some delicious meals. To enter this blog hop event, one just has to prepare a dish using / adapting Jamie Oliver's recipes.

American-style pancakes for brunch


I had some leftover bacon in the fridge today, so I thought of making American-style pancakes and serving the bacon with it for brunch. I made the pancakes using Jamie Oliver's "Pancakes USA Stylie" recipe which I found on his website.

Each pancake took less than a minute to cook, and they turned out ultra fluffy and eggy. If you prefer it to be less eggy, you can reduce the eggs from three to two. I wanted to buy maple syrup last weekend from the supermarket but I couldn't find any (they must have ran out) so I drizzled lots of honey on my pancakes instead. Worked a treat with the salty, crispy streaky bacon. You can also top your pancakes with blueberries, strawberries (in fact any type of fresh fruits), whipped cream, butter, salted caramel (I'll have to try that soon), fresh corn off the cob, or grated chocolate. My kids liked them with strawberry jam. I really liked this pancake recipe, so I will definitely be using it again in the future.


Happy breakfast for a happy day


Thick and fluffy

American-style pancakes with bacon and honey
Recipe adapted from Jamie Oliver' website
Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
Makes 8

Ingredients
3 large eggs, at room temperature
115g plain flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder, sifted
140ml full cream milk
A pinch of salt
1 tbsp of caster sugar (not in original recipe so this is optional)
Honey (or maple syrup)
Olive oil

4 rashers of streaky bacon, cooked in a separate pan until crispy

1. First, separate the eggs, putting the whites into one bowl and the yolks into another.

2. Add the flour, baking powder, sugar and milk to the yolks and mix to a smooth thick batter.

3. Whisk the whites with the salt until they form stiff peaks. You can use an electric whisk, so this can be done in no time at all.

4. Fold the egg whites gently into the batter – it is now ready to use.

5. Heat a good non-stick pan on medium heat, then add a drop of oil. Using a ladle, pour some of your batter into the pan and fry until it starts to look golden and firm, then flip the pancake over and continue frying until both sides are golden.

6. Place pancakes on a plate (stack 'em up if you like) and then place a piece of bacon on top. Drizzle with  (or maple syrup) and dust with some icing sugar. Serve immediately.




My kids loved their smiley brunch :)


You can also serve the pancakes with a strawberry jam/compote 

Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here. 


This is my first entry for "Cook Like A Star" Blog hop event. Hoping to share more recipes inspired by Jamie Oliver this week! Here are the other entries so far. :)


You can view my other Jamie Oliver inspired recipes here:
1. Jamie Oliver's Cracking Burger
2. Jamie Oliver's Chocolate Brownies
3. Jamie Oliver inspired roast chicken 
4. Jamie Oliver inspired chunky mushroom soup with truffle oil

*This recipe was featured on Asian Food Channel's Facebook page on 10 July 2012. 

43 comments:

  1. Ooo...fluffyness + slightly salty bacon + sweetness of honey = yummyness =)

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    1. Thanks KC! ;) Another recipe to pass to your sister.. hehe.

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  2. Wow... This is such a great simple dish for breakfast or brunch :)

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    1. Hi Jessica, thanks for dropping by and commenting on my blog.

      Easy + simple + delicious = perfect breakfast!

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  3. bacon and pancakes such combination.... must haveeee themmmm nowww.... xD

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    1. Decadent is definitely the word to describe this. :)

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  5. Can i have a plate pls? The pancakes looks delish...

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    1. Hehe I'll add this to the menu of my imaginary "Baby Sumo Cafe".

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  6. Kids will definitely fall in love with the plate of smiley pancakes :)

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    1. They definitely loved it. Baby C told me again this morning that "mummy's pancake is very very yummy."

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  7. sweet and savory, one of my favorite flavor combinations! :D

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  8. Hi Baby Sumo,

    Nice to have you cooking Jamie Oliver's recipes with us. Love your smiley breakkie face! It is very cheerful and cute!

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, thanks for organizing this. I had fun cooking it, challenges/events like this certainly inspires me to cook more often in the kitchen.

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  9. Yen, Our favorite brunch! What bacon do you use? Have you tried the Hormel brand? Their bacon is the best:D

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    1. Veron, I just use streaky bacon that I get from the counter in Cold Storage/Tesco. Maybe I'll try the brand that you recommend cos the bacon I currently get doesn't taste as good as the one I used to get in UK!

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  10. I love pancake! I will put a lot a lot of peanut butter on it! Hahaha! :D

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    1. I will make sure there is a big jar of peanut butter if u ever visit my house! Feed you that only, I think you also happy la.

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  11. Those pancakes look so fluffy! and bacon on the top? awesome! Love the idea!

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    1. Yeah, it was the fluffiest pancakes I've ever made. Was impressed with this recipe, will be using it again soon.

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  12. This looks sooooo good!Im hungry!

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    1. Thanks Wawa! It can be very easily made, so go ahead and make some and satisfy your hunger :)

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  13. Pancake with bacon ?! Be still my heart ! lol That looks decadent !

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    1. Hehe do you want the cute one or the stacks?

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  14. Hi, wow, love the look of your pancakes, so fluffy and moist. - Mich@Piece of Cake

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    1. Thanks Mich. All thanks to the great Jamie Oliver!

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  15. U like Jamie Oliver hoh? Whenever I sees him cook...its like he's doing magic to the food..add this add that...Ta Daa..*poof*...1 nice dish!!
    Anyway...i can see that ur pancakes look really fluffy! =)

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    1. Yeah, I used to watch Jamie Oliver show very often in UK. His style of cooking is quite simple, so easy for us to follow at home.

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  16. With honey/syrup and bacon? I would think that's an odd combination - sweet and salty... With bacon and scrambled eggs perhaps for me...but pancake's sweet - I'd stick to maple syrup...and ice cream.

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    1. Serving it with bacon is very common in US. I guess you can omit the bacon and replace it with some fresh fruits or corn or grilled banana. Or ice cream sounds good too ;)

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  17. Yum!! That is just how I love my pancakes-with bacon and lots of syrup! I wonder if it's too late to make these for dinner now? :P

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    1. Hahahahah! It's never too late - ready for all occasions, and all day long!

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  18. Baby Sumo, i did bought a pack of bacon from Tesco...would love to try this one out. The pancakes look so cute with Love Love eye...hehehe

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    1. My children bought love the heart shaped eyes, fighting for 1 piece each! And asking for more after that.

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  19. The 1st time I had pancakes with bacon was in a B&B hotel& I love the combination of flavour ! great choice,a dish that children&adults will love to eat

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    1. Have u made for your children before?

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  20. So lovely your pancakes!! Got me drooling!!

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    1. Can try to make it this weekend ya!

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  21. These pancakes look great & cute! Love the way you've presented them! Thanks for dropping by my blog & glad to know you from Cook Like A Star event. Hope to see you again. Have a nice day! :)

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