Cocktail Pancakes with Nutella and Strawberries

“Hello, it’s me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to post?”

Why yes, yes I would.

But yes, after a month of eating, getting fat and hiding from the internet, I finally had the courage to come out and share with you all. So here we go, cocktail pancakes.

 I saw this idea over on I Heart Naptime and I thought it was brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. And I have a multitude of ideas for what you can do with this, it’s just that in the rush of my excitement to get back to you, I didn’t get the chance to do that. But I do promise you this, it’s coming.

I think the most difficult thing about this recipe is getting the pancakes small enough. It took me NUMEROUS attempts to get them the perfect shape AND size. Also, make sure that you cook these on medium-low. I made the mistake of cooking these on high heat, and the problem is that they get beautifully golden brown on the outside, but they’re not cooked on the inside (which isn’t a problem if you like pancake batter). And if you’re absolutely terrified of raw pancake, don’t be afraid to use your spatula to flatten the pancake once you’ve flipped it over, or just omit the baking powder altogether. If you love seeing THICK pancakes, then add all the baking powder you like.

Cocktail Pancakes

Ingredients

¾ cup flour

1 tsp baking powder*

2 tbsp castor sugar

1 egg

½ cup milk

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 tbsp butter

3 tbsp of Nutella (at the most)

8 strawberries

Approximately 25 toothpicks

Method

  1. Sift the dry ingredients into a medium sized bowl and stir to combine. Add the egg, milk and vanilla and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  2. Melt about ½ tbsp of butter in a hot non-stick pan and drop about HALF A TABLESPOON of batter in at a time and cook on medium-low heat until bubbles just start to form on one side and flip, cooking for another minute before removing to a plate. Halfway through the batter, melt the other half tablespoon of butter in the pan and cook the rest of the batter.
  3. Cut the strawberries into quarters. Using a butter knife, spread the Nutella on one side of all the pancakes. Grab a toothpick, and slide a pancake onto it, keeping the Nutella side facing up. Skewer a strawberry on top of the pancake, making sure it is in contact with the Nutella side of the pancake. Add another pancake on top, making sure this time that its Nutella side is facing down. Repeat until you’ve used up all the pancakes.

*If you’re scared your pancake won’t cook on the inside, or you prefer flatter pancakes, you can leave this out.

Or, you could also choose not to sandwich the kebabs if you like, I just did a mixture.

Author: andreamakamba

Proudly Zimbabwean. Food lover. Book reader. Fact hoarder. Dream chaser

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