Raspberry and Buttermilk Pancake Stack for Pancake Day, aka Bloodsucker’s Pancake Delight! I’ve created this sumptuous yet ghoulish treat for Shrove Tuesday to promote the release of the super-brilliant Hotel Transylvania 2 out now on Digital HD and on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray & DVD 15th February.
We loved the first film and couldn’t wait to see the sequel when it hit the cinemas. But if you’ve not seen it yet, here’s the lowdown:
‘The Hotel Transylvania sequel reunites ‘Drac’s Pack’ of loveable characters, led by “Vampa” Drac (Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups) as they try to put Mavis (Selena Gomez, Spring Breakers) and Johnny’s (Andy Samberg, TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) son Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp to bring out his vampire side.
‘But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad (comedy legend Mel Brooks) is about to pay the family a visit. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania, it doesn’t take long for things to get batty!’
I’m also giving away a copy of this fun spooky movie on DVD so hop on over to my competition page to find out how you can win…
I think Drac would love to sink his fangs into a stack of my bloodsucker’s pancakes, but how about these amazing creations from Sai Pancakes?
If you’d like to have a go at monster-themed pancake art yourself, please share on social using the hashtag #HotelT2Pancakes.
Personally I’m too much of a wuss to even attempt something like this! It’d be like one of those epic fail comparisons you see on Pinterest of one perfect recipe Vs the reality! They make it look so easy, but seriously, my drawing skills stopped developing when I was about six years old.
Back down on planet achievable, you should have a go at making my Bloodsucker’s Pancake Delight.
As well as being a spectacular recipe for Pancake Day, it’d make for a super indulgent weekend breakfast or fruity dessert. Pancakes are our favourite weekend breakfast, we couldn’t possibly only have them once a year!
It’s simple to make yet looks so impressive when you stack all the pancakes up and drizzle the fresh raspberry sauce over the top and down the sides. I’d serve it up with lashings of Greek yogurt or creme fraiche.
Raspberry and Buttermilk Pancake Stack – aka Bloodsucker’s Pancake Delight
Makes 10-12 pancakes
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
200g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
25ml vegetable oil
For the raspberry sauce
1 heaped tablespoon icing sugar
1 squeeze of lemon juice
- Sieve the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl along with the pinch of salt. Add the eggs, buttermilk and vegetable oil and whisk until you have a smooth thick batter.
- Depending on the size of your raspberries you may need to chop them up a little so they don’t bulge out of the pancakes. Gently stir them through the pancake batter.
- Lightly oil a frying pan over a medium heat and then heap about two tablespoons of mixture into the middle of the pan. Let it spread out as it cooks and if you need to use a spoon to encourage it into a more uniform circle shape. When bubbles start to form at the edges, lift with a silicon spatula and then carefully flip over to cook the other side. Repeat until you have a stack of about 10-12 pancakes.
- Meanwhile to make the sauce, put the other 100g of raspberries into a little saucepan along with the icing sugar and lemon juice and stir over a gentle heat until the fruit breaks down. Simmer and stir until it becomes sauce-like. Pour over the pancake stack, scatter with more raspberries and give the whole thing a dusting with some icing sugar and serve! Pretending to be a vampire and sucking up the raspberry sauce as if you’re drinking blood is entirely optional…
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