Pancake day… what an amazing day of the year. A day when you can eat ridiculous amounts of pancakes and not get judged. A day when it is perfectly acceptable to have dessert for dinner and then even more dessert for dessert. A day where it is more than okay to consume a whole jar of Nutella alone, leaving us all wondering… why can’t every day be pancake day? What a beautiful world that would be…
So, if you haven’t guessed by now, I’m a bit of a fan of pancake day. Actually, not just the day, pancakes in general really. Well you can imagine my excitement when I realised last week that pancake day is almost here. Straight away I got to work on inventing the most epic pancakes ever. I decided that I wanted to create a stack of pancakes based on an American classic, seeing as American style pancakes are my favourite, I thought this would be a good choice. Oreo inspired pancakes crossed my mind, as did Reese’s, cookie dough and even pop tarts… although, I wasn’t sure how this one could even work in a pancake form… but, in the end I decided to go for an American favourite of mine, s’mores!
If you haven’t tried s’mores before then I’m afraid to say that you are missing a fantastic wonder in life. A toasted marshmallow sandwiched in between two Graham Crackers with a piece of chocolate. The hot marshmallow causes the chocolate to melt slightly leaving you with a mouthful of pure bliss. Now unfortunately a blow torch is something that I am missing in my fairly well equipped kitchen, so toasted marshmallows weren’t an option this time round. Therefore I decided that in order to create a true s’mores vibe I would use marshmallow fluff as it pretty much tastes like melting marshmallows. I also mixed the chocolate into the pancake batter so when cooked you still get that amazing melted chocolate texture.
Now, for s’mores to be true s’mores you need the right type of biscuit… Graham Crackers. Years ago these were impossible to get hold of in the UK, but now thanks to Tesco’s you can get hold of a box over here. They are a bit pricey but they are so worth the money and without them, well, they’re not true s’mores. So in honour of the best day of the year plus the best American treat that ever was invented, I present to you my amazing… S’mores Sharing Stack!
20g melted unsalted butter, cooled (plus a little extra for cooking)
120g plain flour
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon baking powder
Half a teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon golden caster sugar
75g of milk chocolate chips
6 Graham Crackers (digestives will work too, but try and get Graham Crackers)
A tub of marshmallow fluff
- Put all of the ingredients (apart from the chocolate chips, marshmallow fluff and Graham Crackers) into a blender and whizz until everything is incorporated. Pour in the chocolate chips and mix through the batter with a spoon.
- Heat a smooth non-stick pan over a medium to high heat. Once hot add a little butter and pour in a dollop of the batter. Cook until little bubbles begin to appear on the surface and then carefully flip. Cook for a further minute and then remove and set to one side. Repeat this process until you have used up all the batter- this should leave you with around 6-8 pancakes.
- Place one pancake onto a large plate and then top with a dollop of marshmallow fluff and then crumble a Graham Cracker on top. Stack another pancake on top and repeat the same steps until all the pancakes are stacked up. Finish with a large spoonful of marshmallow fluff and another crushed Graham Cracker.
- Get two sets of cutlery and dive in! Happy pancake day!