With Shrove Tuesday coming up, we thought we’d try our hand at a beer pancake recipe.
First we had to decide which of our beer recipes would best suit the pancake mix. We all obviously love hops, so we quickly settled on using our multi-hop IPA. With six different styles of hop in this beer, we knew it would pack a punch and add a great taste to the pancakes.
In a bowl we stirred together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt (ingredients at the bottom). Next we poured in a beaten egg, our beer and some melted butter. Finally we whisked the pancake batter until it was properly mixed.
When cooking the pancakes, we had the pan on a medium heat. Then we’d slowly pour a ‘quarter cup’ of the pancake mix in the middle of the pan. Once the pancake would start to show some air bubbles on the top of the mix, it’d be time to turn over the pancake. Then we’d brown the other side of the pancake for about the same amount of time (peak at it with a spatula to check if its browned enough for you).
Over on our Instagram is a video of one of the beer pancakes cooking.
Remember to put a plate on top of your pancakes to make sure they keep warm.
The pancakes tasted amazing, much better than we expected. How had we never tried beer pancakes before!? It was a great match and I secretly vowed to never cook normal pancakes made with milk again. I never thought I’d be commenting on how great the ‘hoppyness’ of my pancakes were.
We ate them plain as they were so good by themselves. It was an easy excuse to be tasting beer at 1pm in the afternoon. Of course you can mix in some different flavours like maple syrup, sugar or butter with your pancakes. Bacon would go great as well. Beer and bacon… you really would be spoiling yourself.
The taste of this pancake came down to one thing. The quality of the beer. We had brewed this Multi-Hop IPA perfectly and it really made the dish. So you want to make sure to choose a good beer that you love. For a real feeling of pride and satisfaction, brew your own beer.
The Multi-Hop IPA we chose to use with the beer pancake recipe:
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup beer
2 tablespoons butter, melted