HUNGRY JIM’S PANCAKES
American buttermilk pancakes with salted caramel
PREP TIME: 30 min (5 min preparation, 15 min waiting, 15 min frying)
PRICE: 15 zł
SERVING: 3 portions
bowls (small, medium and large)
buttermilk – 1.25 glass (300g)
egg – 1 item
melted butter – 3 tablespoons (60g)
wheat flour type 450 – 1.25 glasses (160g)
sugar – 2 tablespoons (30g)
baking powder – 1.5 teaspoons
salt – a pinch
cream 30% fat – 100 ml
sugar – 100g
salt – 1/2 teaspoon
1. BUTTER (1 min)
Melt butter in a saucepan and cool it slightly.
2. DRY INGREDIENTS (1 min)
Pour dry ingredients into a larger bowl, mix and make a hole in the middle (like a bomb hole;))
3. WET INGREDIENTS(2 min)
Pour buttermilk into a smaller bowl (it should be at room temperature) and melted butter. Separate the yolks from the whites – translate the yolks into buttermilk, and the whites into a separate bowl. Whisk the whites lightly with a fork.
4.MIXING (1 min)
Pour the wet ingredients into to the bowl with dry ingredients, directly to the hole. Mix with a spoon only to combine the ingredients. At the end, add whisked whites and mix again with a few delicate movements. Do not stir too long – you can leave clumps in the batter.
5. DOUGH RESTING (15 min)
Cover the bowl with dough and let it “rest” for about 15 minutes.
6. CARAMEL (15 min)
Pour the sugar into a pan with a light and thick bottom. Heat on medium heat. When it dissolves, reduce the fire to a minimum and control the color of the caramel. At this stage, be careful not to burn sugar. When the color is intensely amber, add heated cream. Mix it with a wooden spatula and heat at medium power for about 15 minutes. Dense clumps of sugar should dissolve and the final consistency should resemble liquid honey (after cooling, the sauce thickens – if it’s too thick, you can add more cream). At the end add some salt.
7. FRYING PANCAKES (15 min)
Firmly heat the pan, add a bit of butter. Using a ladle, apply a portion of a dough into the center, spread lightly on the sides so that the pancakes are round. Fry on strong fire for 3-4 minutes, until the cake will grow slightly and bubbles will start to appear on its surface. Then turn pancakes over with the spatula and fry for a further 3 minutes. Pancakes must be nicely browned on two sides. Put them on a plate, stacking one on top of the other.
Pour the hot pancakes with liquid, salted caramel. Better eat them fast before the freakers will come and devour them!