At first I thought something orange in colour, but nothing particularly suited me.
Then all of a sudden, I realised I could do something orange in flavour!
Oh, the possibilities this opened up!
So many possibilities, in fact, that I was completely unable to make a decision. Oh dear.
I still hadn't decided when Eva came home one day, dissapointed she'd missed out on pancakes at her school's pancake day stall.
And that is how, one Tuesday afternoon, I came to be making orange flavoured pancakes!
(You didn't really need to know that, did you? Never mind!)
They were pretty yummy, these orange pancakes, but they were thick. So, so thick!
The mixture was like bread dough, so we added A LOT of milk/orange juice. 2 cups ish, in fact!
(I've incorporated this into the recipe)
But you could certainly add more for a thinner pancake, so be sure to fiddle with the liquid to flour ratio!
The orange flavour was fantastic, and I actually quite liked how thick they were.
In fact, they're more of a pikelet than a pancake in a way.
They're great with normal pancake toppings, but my two favourites were:
1. Maple and Orange Juice- The sweetness of the maple goes perfectly with the citrus of the orange. Sort of like a twist on the more traditional lemon-sugar combo!
2. Honey and Yogurt- A bit of plain yogurt with some honey drizzled on is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Actually, these topping go with any pancake, but were even better on the thick, orange flavoured ones I reckon!
Based on: http://www.taste.com.au/kitchen/recipes/orange+pancakes,9406
Makes about 20 pancakes
- 500g plain flour, sifted
- 500ml milk
- Zest of an orange
- Juice of 2 oranges
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp brown sugar
Place flour, sugar and orange zest into medium bowl. Mix together with wooden spoon unit combined.