Gluten Free American Style Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce

Today I’m going to share with you my recipe for Gluten Free American Style Pancakes and Chocolate Sauce – the perfect pancake recipe for the perfect Pancake Day!

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I recently purchased a crêpe pan, so every day in February has been pancake day and this recipe has been more than triple tested!

When I put together this recipe my   scales had run out of battery, so I had to rely on measuring cups which I don’t often do with gluten free flour – but I think with batter recipes there is a little give and take with the ingredients and the recipe be easily adjusted if you accidentally add too much flour or milk.

Every time I made this batter it was spot on, but if you think your batter is a little thick and doesn’t spread out in the pan, add a little bit more milk, or, if it’s a little runny add a tablespoon of flour.

For a totally foolproof Pancake Day I highly recommend purchasing a crêpe pan or a good quality non stick frying pan – I speak from experience, as of my pancake day plans have been thwarted by a lack of a good frying pan!

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Gluten Free American Pancakes with Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients

For the Pancakes:

1 cup of gluten free self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp melted butter, plus extra for frying
2  eggs
1 cup of semi skimmed milk

For the Chocolate Sauce:

100g good quality milk or dark chocolate
100ml double cream

You’ll also need a good quality non stick crêpe or frying pan. 

Method:

1. In a large bowl, mix together the gluten free flour, sugar and baking powder.

2. Add the egg and vanilla extract, then using a whisk start to bring the ingredients together.

3. Add the milk and butter and continue to whisk until you’re left with a smooth lump free batter.

4. Heat the oven to 100 degrees C/  gas mark 1.

5. Leave the batter to stand while you heat up a non stick crêpe or frying pan. Brush the crêpe pan with butter using a pastry brush and wipe away any excess butter with kitchen towel. Place the pan over a medium to high heat until hot.

6. Spoon half a laddle of batter into the pan. Fry the pancake until bubbles form on top (this should take between 1 and 2 minutes) then flip your pancake over and cook the other side for a further minute or until golden brown. Place the pancake onto a non stick tray in the  preheated oven so that it stays warm.

7. Repeat with the remaining batter, brushing your pan with butter in between each pancake.

8. To make the chocolate sauce, gentle melt together the chocolate and the cream in heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir until the ingredients are combined and then bring the bowl off the heat.

9. Serve the pancakes with the toppings of your choice – I highly reccomend strawberrries and chopped hazelnuts as they compliment the chocolate sauce beautifully.

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I love seeing your take on my bakes, so remember to share your a picture of your perfect pancakes over on Facebook, twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #titchytonbakes.

Gluten Free Marmalade and Yorkshire Tea Loaf

Happy 1st of August, or, as we Yorkshire folk like to call it – Yorkshire Day!

As a Yorkshire lass I had to come up with something special to celebrate today and what could be more appropriate than this Gluten Free Marmalade and Yorkshire Tea Loaf?
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This loaf isn’t just the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea, it actually contains tea, which helps to keep the cake nice and moist – what could be better and than a cake made out of tea?

The cake is also lightly flavoured with spicy ginger and orange and is smothered in a thick layer of marmalade glaze which, again, provides moisture and ensures the cake keeps well.

So, pop t’kettle, sit yer sen down and read on to find out how to make your very own Yorkshire Tea Loaf…

Gluten Free Marmalade and Yorkshire Tea Loaf

Ingredients

100g Sultanas
100ml Hot Strong Yorkshire Tea
225g Gluten Free Self Raising Flour (I used Doves)
1 tsp baking powder
100g Brown Sugar
Zest of 1 Orange
2 tsp ginger
50g butter, melted
3 tbsp, marmalade melted (1 tbsp for glazing the cake)
2 eggs

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C/Gas Mark 3 then grease and line a loaf tin with baking parchment.

2. Place the sultanas in a bowl, pour over the tea then leave to soak.

3. Into a large bowl, sift the flour and baking powder, then stir in the sugar, orange zest and ginger.

4. Add the eggs, melted butter and 2 tablespoons of the melted marmalade to the dry ingredients, then pour over the tea soaked sultanas and beat until all the ingredients are combined.

5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin – don’t worry if the mixture is a little wetter than a normal tea loaf mixture should be as gluten free flour requires a little more moisture.

6. Bake for about 40 – 45 minutes until the cake is firm to touch.

7. Remove the cake from the oven and leave it to cool in the tin for a few minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack.

8. While the cake is warm spoon over the remaining marmalade – which you can reheat a little if it’s cooled down.

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Happy Yorkshire Day!