Hands up, i’m not a foodie. I don’t run a blog on how truly scumptious a bit of liver cooked in veals blood is, I can point you to nice restuarants in Edinburgh/ London and despite having intensive lessons from a Michelin starred chef and being a runner up in a channel 4 cooking show I’m never going to find the way to any mans heart with my culinary skills. Unless he enjoys his arteries being clogged with chinese takeways and if I’m with THAT guy, it’s your duty to step in and rescue me. Okay, so, we clear? I’m not that into cooking food. But, if I’m in the mood then, well, you’re very lucky because that’s very rare, take FULL advantage of that mood, as I can cook, I just chooooooooooose not to.
I can, however, tell you how to make the food I like to eat. If you’re not a foodie either you’ll be delighted as it’s a lot less cooking and a little more assembling. Before some foodie who double cooks souffle comes and stabs me with a garlic press, i’ll get on with it. Currently i’m into Banana pancakes with maple syrup, convieniently the title of this blog post, who’d have known! The taste of pancakes, bananas and cream instantly takes me back to when I lived in Europe as we used to eat this for breakfast. After a heavy night of partying, we needed something with a higher sugar kick than coffee, the weather was hot so we needed something cool too. If you scrunch your eyes up really tightly and think about it, a banana split is practically a smoothie that hasn’t been smoothied. (I know it’s a long shot, you need imagination for that one) So I like to think it’s healthy, although hehe, we all know it’s a little bit naughty.
For this sugar kick, you will need
Cream – (Really? You need a picture for cream? Think about that one)
How to assemble
Take the ice-cream out of the freezer, you need it soft. Warm the pancakes in the oven, turn them over half way as they go soft on one side. Cut the banana into slices. Take the pancakes out and assemble on the plate, throw (not too roughly, that’s stupid) onto the pancakes, scoop ice-cream out and put on top of pancakes and banana, drizzle (great word) with Maple Syrup, then cover with cream.
Eat, enjoy and undo your jeans.
There are a few caveats you should know. If you go to the trouble of making your own pancakes, tell every one and anyone who will listen. Tweet about it and put it as your facebook status, everyone loves that kinda stuff. If you eat it and can’t move, then don’t. Just stay. Finally, only make this for special people, anyone who isn’t nice doesn’t deserve this. Fact.
Mwah mwah x