[VIDEO] Matilda’s cooking debut! Golden Syrup Pancakes

It has been a little while since I have been able to post a new video. I am now on BBC Three Counties Radio six days per week (Monday – Saturday 12-3) plus I am very busy writing my second book. So time has been a little… stretched!

So when Tate & Lyle approached me to do a video for pancake day (as part of the campaign to get the nation flipping for Pancake Day), it felt like a good moment to get all the camera gear out. And with Matilda being 2 now and loving helping in the kitchen, there was no way she was not going to be involved. Check out her egg breaking technique – why bother when you can just throw the whole thing into the bowl!

I made two fillings to go with these classic French style pancakes – a sweet apple, walnut and Golden Syrup version and a semi-savoury bacon and Golden Syrup version too… both of which were wolfed down by the kids!

For the pancakes

Makes 9 large pancakes
500ml milk
300g flour
3 eggs
A good drizzle of vegetable oil

  • Chuck all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until it makes a nice smooth batter.
  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan on a high heat.
  • Throw in a small knob of butter (about 1tsp), let it sizzle and shake it around the pan.
  • Pour in a ladle full of the batter and gently swirl it around the pan until has covered the base.
  • Cook the pancake for about 30 seconds, until the batter looks cooked on top then turn the pancake over and cook for a further 20 seconds.
  • Remove the pancake and set aside.
  • Cook the remaining pancakes.

For the apple, walnut and golden syrup filling:

Per pancake:
1/2 apple, thinly sliced
A little handful of chopped walnuts
A really good drizzle of golden syrup
A small knob of butter
A scoop of vanilla ice cream

  • In a pan on a medium heat, melt the butter and throw in the apples. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the walnuts, cook for a further minute then drizzle over the golden syrup. Cook gently for a further minute.
  • Put the filling in the middle of the pancake, fold the pancake edges to make a square parcel and serve with the vanilla ice cream on top and an extra drizzle of golden syrup.

For the bacon and golden syrup filling 

Per pancake
2 rashers unsmoked bacon
A good drizzle of golden syrup
A dash of oil

  • In a pan on a medium heat, pour in the oil and cook the bacon until golden and cripsy.
  • Squeeze over the golden syrup and continue to cook for about 45 seconds, turning the bacon once.
  • Put the bacon in the middle of a pancake, fold the pancake edge to make a square parcel and serve with an extra drizzle of golden syrup.

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7 Responses to “[VIDEO] Matilda’s cooking debut! Golden Syrup Pancakes”

  1. Denis says:

    Good to see you back at it online Nick (like the new bigger kitchen ;-) ).

  2. lara says:

    The egg moment did it for me! How adorable are they! Dont want to wish her life but my little girl is one now, cant wait to get cooking with her!! Will be trying the apple pancakes soon! X

  3. Trish Gant says:

    Well done Nick! Was missing your blog. Good to see you back.

  4. Margaret says:

    Looks like Matilda is on her way to being as charming and competent a cook as her big brother, Archie! I have really enjoyed watching your videos over the years. Thanks for the fun and the food.

  5. Bev Walker says:

    Yay have missed watching your video's, Matilda is adorable just like Archie!

  6. carmela says:

    What a great video Nick, lovely children x

  7. Ken says:

    Nick, great photos of the kids. I am a SAHD and my kids are 9 &12, and like cooking with me….sometimes.

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