Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Grilled Pineapple with Pancake

In commémoration of Shrove Tuesday or Pancake day, a day for repenting and building one's spiritual growth, I have an exotic take on a classic pancake and enjoy the recipe.


Serves 4
Pancake Mix
1 cup of self raising flour
1 cup of milk
1 egg

In a bowl, add the flour, egg and milk

 Mix well till you have a smooth double cream consistency.

Place a pancake pan or frying pan on a medium heat. 
Add half a teaspoon of butter and 2 drops of sunflower oil ( this helps the butter not to burn too quickly)

Scoop a ladle of the pancake batter to the pan and fry for 1minute or until it browns perfectly on each side. 

Repeat the above process till you finish frying the batter. 

Grilled Pineapple 
1 medium sized pineapple 
10g of grated ginger 
50 ml of orange juice
A handful of Greek basil or Mint (Optional)

 Cut half the pineapple into rings and reserve the other half for the sauce

Use a cutter to shape your pineapple into a perfect ring (optional) dice the remaining pineapple

Carefully using a knife, de hull the pineapple 

Mix half your ginger with the diced pineapple. 

Using a quarter teaspoon of butter to grease your pan, place it on a medium heat and grill your pineapple. Remove and place in a bowl. 
Using a juicer, juice the remaining half of your pineapple and ginger. If you don't have a juicer, blend your pineapple, ginger and orange juice together. Using a colander, strain your smoothie to extract the juice. 

 Cook your juice down on a medium heat till you have a syrup consistency, which should take 7-10 minutes. 

To serve
Place your pancake on a plate, add your grilled pineapple and pour the syrup over your pancake. Sprinkle with mint or in my case Greek basil and enjoy!

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