Madeleines & Macaroons are to France as Speculoos & Praline Cookies are to Belgium
Chocolate & Apfelküchlein are to Switzerland as Amaretti & Tiramisu, Gelato are to Italy
Spotted dick & Bread and butter pudding are to England as ____________are to Nigeria
Do Nigerians do desserts??? Of course we do, it might not be customary but we do desserts!!!! We have had this conversation so many times trying to convince people which is why we relished the challenge to come up with a dessert recipe for Afrolems Christmas Countdown… also helps that we love food, we love ethnic cuisine with a twist and we love Afrolems…. 🙂
We pondered for a bit on what we could make and then we thought Plantains!!!!!! Ripe Plantains are a starchy and sweet vegetable which can be used in savoury or sweet dishes so we thought it was the perfect main ingredient.
Plantain Pancakes served with summer berries Recipe
1 ripe plantain – mashed up
1 Cup of Plain Flour
1 cup of milk
1.5 tsp of baking powder
2 Tbsp of Brown Sugar
A pinch of sea salt
Butter or oil for frying
Mash plantains in a bowl with a potato masher until puree
Add remaining ingredients and stir until fully combined
Heat skillet over medium-high heat, add oil.
Pour batter into the frying pan until your pancake is the desired size.
Cook for 2-3 minutes until each side is golden brown
Continue with remaining batter, adding oil to your pan as needed.
Serve with berries and cream or maple syrup or strawberry sauce or chocolate sauce or whatever you fancy really