Rose Pancakes

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This month there are two important celebrations: Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday. Pancake day is the day before Valentine’s Day, so, I though it will be nice to make something that would be amazing for both occasions.

Rose pancakes stack with syrup and rose petals

To make the pancakes pink I’ve used beetroot powder. It means that it’s a lovely colour while being even more healthy. If you don’t have beetroot powder, use colorant.

As for flavour, I thought a “pink” flavour would be more appropriate. So, I’ve used rose water. I added only a small amount, but it gave a faith flavour. I think it worked great with the carob syrup. If you want to have the pancakes with jam or something that has a stronger flavour, add a bit more or don’t add any flavour at all.

Rose pancakes stack. Flowers and tea in the background

Ingredients for 2 servings:
– 2 large eggs
– 150ml milk
– 150g self-raising white flour
– 1 spoon oil
– 1 tsp sugar
– 2 tsp beetroot powder
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1/4 tsp rose water
– butter for frying the pancakes
– rose petals to decorate the pancakes
– carob syrup

I’ve used a method I haven’t tried before. In the blender, I’ve added all the ingredients and I’ve blitzed for a minute or so, until all the ingredients were incorporated. It was so easy to make them.

To fry the pancakes, start by heating a frying pan. Add a bit of butter so the pancakes will not stick. Pour the first pancake and leave them to cook on a side for almost two minutes, at low to medium heat. It will take more, but the pancakes will have time to rise and they will be more fluffy and delicious.
Flip the pancake and leave it for 30 seconds or so. Take the pancake out and continue to do the same with the rest of the batter.

Frying them slowly is the thing that will make the difference. Stack the pancakes after they are a bit cooler. Pour carob syrup on them and sprinkle rose petals on top.

Rose pancakes stack with syrup poured on them

Do you celebrate Pancake Day and/or Valentine’s Day? What kind of flavours to you prefer for your pancakes?

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