With over two weeks to go until Pancake Tuesday (February 16th), I have decided to practice my pancake-making skills. I enjoyed these American Style pancakes for breakfast served with yoghurt and strawberries, however they can be served with whatever toppings you like. This is an easy recipe and it didn’t take long to make these yummy thick and fluffy pancakes.
You will need:
125g/4oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
1 tablespoon Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar (optional)
Pinch of Salt
150ml/¼ pint Milk
Oil for frying
Sieve flour and salt into a bowl, stir in the sugar (if using)
Add the egg and beat while adding the milk. Mix until mixture becomes smooth.
Heat a little oil on a pan and drop spoonfuls of batter onto pan. When mixture is puffed and bubbling on top, turn and cook on other side.
To make the base, butter or line a 23/24cm loose-bottomed tin with greaseproof paper.
Put the digestive biscuits in a plastic food bag and crush them all to crumbs using a rolling pin.
Transfer the crumbs to a bowl, then pour over the melted butter.
Mix the melted butter and crumbs thoroughly until crumbs are completely coated. Tip them into a prepared tin and press firmly down into the base to create an even layer. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour to set firmly.
Place the cream cheese and icing sugar in a bowl, then beat with the electric mixer until smooth. Tip in the lemon juice and double cream and continue beating until the mixture is completely combined.
Spoon the cream mixture onto the biscuit base, starting from the edges and working inwards, making sure there are no air bubbles. Smooth the top of the Cheesecake down with the back of a dessert spoon or spatula and leave to set in the fridge overnight.
Bring the Cheesecake to room temperature about 30 minutes before serving. Remove it from the tin and slip the cake onto a serving plate.
Whether you are planning a trip to Ireland or are a foodie like me, be sure to try out these iconic Irish food brands that you are sure to love.
Keelings Fruit- Love to Grow
Irish Farmhouse Cheese
HB Ice cream
Every year, my friend Alanna and I attend Bloom-Ireland’s Largest Gardening Festival. This summer, Bloom is not going ahead as usual in Phoenix Park, however Bord Bia suggests attending Bloom At Home on Sunday, May 31st. Check out more bordbiabloom.com
Comment below if you have any other suggestions or if you have tried any of these💭