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Malibu Banana, Chocolate & Chilli Pancakes.

It had to be done.   Pancake day today and this is a recipe for a delicious pancake with a chilli and rum twist.  Not exactly the healthy option but it is only once a year.

Phil learnt this recipe at University.  He can't remember anything else from his time there, but sure makes a mean pancake!

Chilli Chocolate & banana pancakes

Ingredients  :

Basic Pancake mix
  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 200ml Milk
  • 70ml Water
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 50g butter (2 tablespoons for the batter, the rest for the pan)
You can buy pancake mixes but we like to make our own. It is really easy.

Filling 
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 25g butter
  • 20ml Malibu / Coconut Rum

Topping 
  • 1 dollop whipped cream (optional)
  • Sprinkle of icing sugar
  • 1/2 bar chilli chocolate **
** If you have no chilli chocolate, use 1/2 tsp chilli powder and add to the flour whilst making the pancake mix.  Use regular dark chocolate instead.

Make the filling first as it will retain the heat longer.
1) Peel then banana and chop finely.
2) In a frying bat, heat 25g butter on a medium/hot heat.
3) Add the bananas and 20ml Malibu (coconut rum)
4) Cook the bananas on each side until golden brown, stirring regularly so the soak up the rum.
5) When cooked, hoik out the cooked banana slices and cover with a bowl to retain the heat.


Making pancakes
Making the pancakes :  
(Pancakes are so easy, so we apologise if you know this bit already!) 
1) Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and break the eggs into it and then whisk.
2) Add the milk a bit at a time and continue whisking until the batter is smooth.
3) Melt 50g butter in a pan. Spoon 2 tablespoons into the batter and pour the rest into a frying pan. Use a bit of kitchen towel to move the butter around the bottom and sides of the pan.
4) Heat the frying pan and once the pan is really hot, dollop a ladleful of batter into the pan and using a circular motion, spread the batter around the pan. 
5) Pancakes only take about 30 seconds-1 minutes each side so shake the pan to get the pancake moving and then flip over using a spatula (or the good old fashioned throwing method!).
6) When both sides are cooked serve immediately.

Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie  (we do this at same time as making pancake mix).

Once your pancakes are cooked, bananas are ready and your chocolate is melted, serve together.  Put a pancake on a plate, add the bananas and roll up.  Sprinkle with a little icing sugar, then pour over the melted chilli chocolate and a dollop of whipped cream if desired.