Food

Halloween Pancakes

Halloween is only two weeks away and I’m so excited to get in to the spirit of things! I’m starting by giving breakfast a terror-ific twist (sorry). Classic pancakes with black and orange fruity sides — fun, tasty and so simple to do!

halloween-pancakes

I used this recipe to make the pancakes or you could buy them ready-made either. With the right cookie cutters; it’s easy to create cute Halloween shapes. It can get a little fiddly but it’s fun and effective too. Alternatively, you could just leave the pancakes whole (maybe pretend they’re “full moons” if you want to stick with the theme!).

pancake-mix

bat-pancakes

Whatever you do, don’t skip the sides! I made a delicious blackberry compote and orange sauce. They’re quick and simple to put together, they complement each other perfectly and their rich natural colours just scream Halloween!

orange-and-blackberry

To make the compote, I just stir 125g of blackberries, 25g of sugar and a little splash of liquid (orange/lemon juice or even water) over a medium heat. Once the berries have softened, I leave it to simmer gently until I have a thick consistency.

orange-syrup-sauce

For the sauce, I put a tablespoon of sugar and half a tablespoon of butter with the juice of 2 large oranges over a medium heat. I bring it to a boil and then reduce to a gentle simmer until it becomes thick and syrupy.

black-orange-pancakes

While the fruity sides are cooking away, I get started on the pancakes. I wait until the pancakes are fully cooked and slightly cooled before cutting out the shapes. Then it’s time to serve them up — the perfect sweet and spooky start to Halloween!

pancakes-with-compote

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