25 February 2014

Homemade Fluff & Chocolate Pancake Tower


Homemade Fluff & Chocolate Pancake Tower 


Homemade Fluff & Chocolate Pancake Tower Tefal challenged me to come up with an exciting new pancake recipe and I don't know why, but I immediately thought of homemade marshmallow fluff.

I've never tried the fluff sold in jars, but I can tell you the homemade fluff is sweet, rich and velvety. So decadent to eat.

I made traditional Scotch Pancakes and layered them with homemade fluff and topped the whole creation with melted chocolate, that oozed down the sides.

Oh boy it was good, but it's very sweet and definitely one for sharing.

My tips for making a successful Homemade Fluff Chocolate Pancake Tower: 

1. First you need a good quality non-stick frying pan (I'm loving the Tefal Superior Frying Pan I was sent out to try, what a difference it makes to have a good pan like this. No need to oil the pan and the pancakes just slide off. It's easy to clean too).

2. Make sure the fluff is really thick and the pancakes are cool before you stack them.

3. If you are nervous about your pancake tower standing proud, then use a cocktail stick in the middle to secure them, but make sure you let your guests know it's in there.

 4. Pour the melted chocolate over at the last minute, as the warmth from the chocolate will start to melt the fluff.

So get flipping then stack to your hearts content!

Oh and try not to just eat all the marshmallow fluff with a spoon until you feel sick! (This is harder than it sounds.)



For more pancake fun check out Tefal's Pancake Day page where you can be immortalised in your own pancake selfie.



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Homemade Fluff & Chocolate Pancake Tower
Homemade Fluff & Chocolate Pancake Tower
A decadent tower of scotch pancakes, sandwiched together with homemade marshmallow fluff and finished with a drizzle of warm melted chocolate.
Ingredients
  • 120g self-raising flour
  • 30g caster sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 142ml/ ¼ pint milk

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 112g/ ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • a pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract 

  • 100g dark chocolate

Instructions
1. First make your pancakes (this is up to you, you could make the fluff first) and heat a non-stick frying pan.2. In a jugs whisk together 1 large egg and half a cup of milk3. Sieve the flour into a large bowl with the sugar and salt, pour in the egg mixture and whisk in until well combined.4. Pour 1 tbsp of batter into the pan for each pancake. Use the back of your spoon to smooth them into a circle. Each pancake with take a couple of minutes, once they have a lot of bubbles over the surface, have a peek underneath. If it is golden, flip it. It only needs seconds on the other side to cook.5. Make the fluff now. You need a glass bowl that will fit over a pan to make a ban marie. Add a little hot water to the pan and simmer. Make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water.6. To the bowl add the egg whites, sugar, salt, syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk for 10 minutes until you have a thick glossy mixture, then take of the heat and continue whisking until the mixture has turned into thick, white and glossy fluff.7. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over the pan you whisked the fluff over. Just heat the water again and add a little more if required.8. Stack you pancakes, sandwiching them together with fluff and finish off with a drizzle of melted chocolate just before you serve them. Remember to tell guests if you have added a toothpick to secure the stack.9. Enjoy!
Details
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Yield: Makes 2 x 6 pancake stacks


Disclosure: Tefal kindly sent me pans so I could develop my recipe. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

59 comments:

  1. I can't use my computer any more, I've just drooled over it so badly that it isn't going to work ever again!

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    1. Hehe, that's what I was going for, so success!!!

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  2. Yum! My challenge would now be how to veganise this...

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    1. I know, I am going to try to veganise the pancake for Graham, I was thinking of vegan scotch pancakes layered with coconut cream, with melted dark chocolate drizzled down the sides.

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  3. Puts my forthcoming pancake cake to shame Jac! Mines slid all over the place :(
    You can't beat homemade fluff though!

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    1. Well this one fell over soon after I took the shot. A toothpick is definitely worth using.

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  4. Total pancake heaven! Loving the phhtos and lovely clean white background x

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  5. I love how they are balancing so precariously sandwhiched with that yummy fluff!!!! YUM! Good work :-)

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  6. A homemade fluff & chocolate pancake tower definitely has a presence in my heaven.

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  7. OMG that looks so so good! Beautiful images too

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    1. Thanks, I wa really worried about them at first too. Didn't think I had gotten a good shot

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  8. Sweet days! Pancake day is going to be epic this year.

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    1. I know everyone seems excited by it this year.

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  9. *droolworthy*!!!! OMG it's just superb!

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  10. Goodness that looks like a pancake version of a Tunnocks Tea Cake! Great photo. I love Scotch Pancakes straight from the Girdle with lashings of butter. Crepes I really prefer as a savoury dish.

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    1. They are good like that! You are so right, it is like a giant tunnocks teacake.

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  11. Oh my they look delish - does the fluff cook while you are making it??

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    1. Yes it cooks gently over the simmering water.

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  12. This looks incredible Jacqueline!!

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  13. looks amazing - I think the fluff would be too sweet for me to eat by itself but with chocolate I can really see it working brilliantly

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    1. It is sweet Johanna, but so tasty with the flavour of maple.

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  14. Ooh la la Jac. that looks delicious! And much better with homemade fluff!
    You really don't want to work with the sticky stuff they put in jars :-)
    I also like how your new blog header has turned out. Looks stunning!

    xx Hazel

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    1. Thanks Hazel, I am very happy with how the pancakes and banner turned out. I think the white background really perked things up.

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  15. this looks so tempting. I have a toasted marshmallow buttercream recipe I use in layer cakes but this marshamallow fluff recipe looks so delicious. mmm. (have pinned to my sweetstuff board)!

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  16. It sounds like such a fun way to start the morning Jacqueline. I will have to come up with something interesting for pancake day.

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    1. I don't know if I could face this first thing in the morning Val, but by afternoon, well that is a different story :)

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  17. That looks fab Jac! I am not a lover of "fluff" kind of stuff but I must admit that you have made it look very glamorous! Karen

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  18. They do look yummy! I am NOT going to lurk here though far too tempting. By the way I think the header is now looking really good

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    1. Thanks Fiona, I got a higher res one up and I'm really pleased with it :)

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  19. Jac those images are stunning, I want to get my fingers straight into that, have a good lick with my finger and then scoff the lot. Gorgeous x

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  20. That looks so decadent and I know if I made that marshmallow fluff it would last seconds in our house. I love this idea, heavenly!

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    1. Thanks Laura and yes that homemade fluff is dangerous stuff!

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  21. My husband and I spent a good half hour yesterday, sat in silence, just staring at your pancake picture drooling! It looks heavenly! And that picture is sinfully good!

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  22. OMG this looks amazing, really amazing. How could I not just eat the fluff with a spoon. GG

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    1. You definitely have to eat at least some of it with a spoon or even your finger!

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  23. Home made fluff... oh my goodness what genius is this??!! I dare not make it or i'd have to eat it ALL!!!!!

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    1. I know! That is the danger Katie, it is so lush!

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  24. Those look sinful! Not made fluff since the book photo shoot and never considered putting with pancakes but definitely a good idea!

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    1. Sickly if you eat too many though, but yes it's gorgeous stuff.

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  25. Recipes and pictures like these shouldn't be allowed on the blogosphere!!! So so want NOW! Amazing Jac, never made marshmallow fluff but wow it looks dreamy, and especially sandwiched between pancakes and topped with chocolate!

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    1. Thanks Lou, I am so pleased it caught your attention.

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  26. This really is pancake porn at it's worst Jac or do I mean best? You know what I mean, that top photograph is just gorgeous. They sound rather divine too. I've never had marshmallow fluff, but expect I'd like it. And how did you get that cute little bird to sit on top???

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    1. Thanks Choclette, let's go for best! You would love marshmallow fluff and I put the little bird on top uing picmonkey.

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  27. Corrrr, naughty but very, very nice :)
    Janie x

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  28. Wow, these pancakes are totally lush and the photography is so vivid I feel I could almost reach out and touch one of your pancake stacks - and believe me if I could I most definitely would!

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    1. Awwww thanks Camilla. I am really chuffed with how the photos came out.

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  29. I think I just died and went to pancake heaven.....

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  30. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS mouthwatering pancake tower... WOW! Great job stacking :-)

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  31. That's a really fun picture. i love the little birdie on top.

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