I have a confession to make: I don’t really like pancakes. They’ve always seemed to me to be rather plain and not particularly appetising unless you trick them up with extra embellishments. This weekend, we experimented with Nigella Lawson’s recipe for American breakfast pancakes, which she describes as thick, spongy and perfect with maple syrup and streaky bacon. While I didn’t go so far as to have bacon with mine, I did throw in chocolate chips, banana slices, blueberries and maple syrup.
Before Brangelina, TomKat and Bennifer, the only celebrity couple that mattered was Banoffee – that classic combination of banana and toffee. The subtle flavour and texture of the banana is a perfect foil to the sticky, indulgent caramel and, combined with a biscuit crumb crust and fluffy whipped cream topping, make one of the greatest desserts of all time.