Time for dessert. Scotch pancakes with caramelized banana and rum and vanilla ice cream. Pancakes: Why do we eat them in February once a year, Shrove Tuesday, which is crazy? This is an American style pancake, light, fluffy, and absolutely delicious.
Start off with one-fifty grams of flour. You sieve the flour as you pour it into the bowl. Baking powder keeps the pancake really nice and light and fluffy. Salt. Three eggs. Seventy-five ml of water and a hundred and twenty ml of buttermilk. And the secret behind this pancake mix is to make sure that we've got no lumps anywhere. Whisk the eggs into the flour. Get your buttermilk. Just add half of it. In. Give it a really good whisk. That's nice and smooth already. The rest of the buttermilk. And when you make a pancake mix like this, it's chemistry, so follow the recipe exactly.
Now we've got this really nice smooth batter. That's ready. Perfect. Non-stick pan, sun flower oil, and just run that round. Half a ladle, in. A minute and a half on this side. Palette knife in, and over. Look, absolutely beautiful. Onto a plate.
This is where it gets really exciting. We're caramelizing bananas. It's important to slice them lengthways, in order to make sure that they don't go mushy in the pan. I'm gonna make a really nice, quick caramel. Fifty grams of sugar. Back on the heat, and start the caramel. Don't whisk it. Don't put a spoon in there. Just leave it in the pan. Once you're happy with the color, take it back off the heat. Butter. Bananas.
What I'm gonna do now is deglaze the pan with some rum. Rum, banana, caramel goes brilliantly. Rum in. Nice. Lovely. Think of the flavor. A little cup of water: just to let the caramel down so it's not too sticky and rich and too thick.
There we go. That's ready. Be generous with them, because it's just the ultimate indulgence. And then finally, to finish it, some really nice ice cream on top, and drizzle that over. Very, very quick and easy. Scotch pancakes, caramelized bananas with rum and vanilla ice cream: done. Beautiful! No wonder the Americans are so f**king fat.
- 「為了」- In Order To
We're caramelizing bananas. It's important to slice them lengthways, "in order to" make sure that they don't go mushy in the pan.