Sunday, 11 March 2012 - , , , , , 2 comments

RECIPE : Lacy Pancakes with Griddled Parma Ham-Wrapped Fruit


I love pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup. On paper, it is a really strange combination of flavours, but in reality one that just works so incredibly well.

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I have tried to come up with a healthy version of this traditional American breakfast dish and I just adore this adaptation. This is one of the most fabulous blends of flavours and textures I have tasted in a long time... delicate pancakes contrasting with soft, warm creamy banana and fragrant mango, combined with thin, crispy Parma ham and sweet, sticky maple syrup.
It's an unbelievable 4 propoints (approx. 200kcal) per portion, which I think is a total bargain for this seemingly decadent dish.

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You will need:
1 batch pancake batter
(Click HERE for recipe)
Mango slices
Banana slices
(This works best with just-ripe bananas,
not too soft)
Parma ham (fat trimmed off)
Maple Syrup or runny honey
Fresh chives to garnish

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Start by preparing the fruit by peeling and cutting into chunky slices. You will need 2 slices of mango and 2 slices of banana per person.


Allow 2 slices of Parma ham per person. Trim any excess fat off the ham using scissors, then cut each slice in half lengthways. Carefully wrap each slice of fruit with half a slice of ham.


Spray a griddle pan with Frylight Sunflower oil and fry the Parma ham-wrapped fruit slices, turning as each side browns.


While the fruit is cooking, spray a small frying pan with Frylight Sunflower oil and heat it up. Make pancakes by drizzling about 1/4 cup mixture per pancake in a lacy pattern, leaving gaps in the pancakes. Make 2 lacy pancakes per serving.


The pancakes are ready when they are a beautiful golden colour.


Arrange two lacy pancakes on the serving dish.


Alternate mango and banana across the pancakes.


Finally, garnish with long, uncut chives and drizzle the fruit with 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey per person.(Please use a measuring spoon to measure accurately as 1 teaspoon is 0pp whereas 2 teaspoons are 1pp).


Tuck in and enjoy as a breakfast dish, light snack or dessert.

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Total yumminess.

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2 comments:

Bradders 13 March 2012 at 10:53

This looks really tasty and so artistic with the lacy bits. Will have to have a go and try and make this one soon

Janey 13 March 2012 at 12:07

Fab! And if you don't like mango, try avocado- although 1/4 of an avocado is 2pp its another delicious combo! xx

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