Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Have an HPA Pancake Day!

What tastes even better than drinking a lovely HPA with your pancakes this Shrove Tuesday?  How about HPA pancakes!  Forgo the milk altogether and replace with ale this year.  The result is very fluffy and moist and smells delicious!

125g Plain Flour
4 tablespoons of Caster Sugar
3/4 teaspoon of Baking Powder (optional)
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
1 Egg, beaten
250ml Hereford Pale Ale
30g Butter, melted

Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl.  Add the salt and sugar and stir well.  Add the beer, egg and melted butter and whisk lightly until mixed into a smooth batter.  

Pour enough mixture on the frying pan to coat.  Wait for the first side to cook and start lifting away from the pan with bubbles.  Take a deep breath, flip (!) and cook the second side.

Cook on a hot griddle as an American-style pancake/ Scotch drop-scone, or omit the baking powder altogether for more traditional flat pancake.
Great for Dairy-free pancakes - just replace the melted butter with a splash of vegetable oil.
Try with Butty Bach for a deeper flavour which would be great with savoury fillings.  You could omit the sugar for this too.

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