Bramble pancakes with caramel apples

Bramble pancakes with caramel apples

Bramble Pancakes with Caramel Apples

Bramble Pancakes with Caramel Apples

Recipe by Lesley Holdship

No Firework party is complete without caramel or toffee apples. Serving with Bramble pancakes will make your party go with a bang!

Serves a crowd!

Preparation time 30 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes


250g self raising flour

1 large egg from The Ginger Pig

3 tablespoons of soft brown sugar

300g natural yoghurt

100g butter

3 tablespoons milk

200g blackberries

4 apples, peeled, cored and thickly sliced from Chegworth Valley

50ml oil

200g caster sugar

150ml double cream 

Preparation Method

Whisk together the flour, egg, soft brown sugar, yoghurt and milk until you have a smooth, thick batter.

Melt 50g of the butter in a large frying pan then pour it into the batter, mixing well. Lastly stir through the blackberries.

With the pan over a medium heat, add a good glug of oil and a little knob of butter. Spoon heaped tablespoons of batter into the pan, spreading the mix a little to even out the fruit. The pancakes should be around 10cm in diameter. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the batter starts to form little popped air bubbles on the top. Turn over and cook for another couple of minutes.

Keep the pancakes in a low oven whilst cooking the remaining batter. Once all  the pancakes are cooked, using the same pan, add any remaining butter and sauté the apple slices until golden.

To make the caramel sauce, place the caster sugar in a heavy based saucepan along with 50ml water. Dissolve the sugar very slowly. If you start to bubble the syrup before the sugar has fully dissolved the caramel with be crystalline, and no good! Once the sugar has dissolved, boil the syrup until it starts to become golden, swirling the pan not stirring with a spoon.

Once the caramel is golden, pour in the cream. Be careful, it will be very hot and may splutter a little. Spoon in the apples and stir them through the caramel, bubbling for a minute or so. Cool for a few minutes.

Serve the pancakes smothered in the sticky caramel apples, with perhaps a little scoop of  lovely cold ice cream.


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