This dish looks great and taste even better! A fabulous breakfast or brunch treat. 

Difficulty level:            EASY

(Serves 4)                      


500 ml             cake flour

15 ml               baking powder

2 ml                 salt

30 ml               castor sugar

450 ml             milk

100 ml             butter OR sunflower oil

5 ml                 vanilla essence

2                      eggs

Melted butter for panfrying


4                      pears, thinly sliced

60 g                 butter

50 ml               soft brown sugar

                        chocolate flake for serving (optional)

125 ml             cream, whipped for serving


  • Sift together the dry ingredients
  • Mix together the eggs, milk and melted butter or oil
  • Add the liquid gently to the dry ingredients and mix until just mixed – do NOT overmix the batter
  • Grease/brush a frying pan lightly with the melted butter and drop tablespoons of the batter into the pan. Cook and turn gently to cook the other side.
  • Repeat with the rest of the batter. Keep warm
  • TO CARAMELISE THE PEARS: melt the butter and sugar in a frying pan on medium heat and toss the pear slices into the mixture.  Cook for about 1 minute on each side to caramelise.
  • TO SERVE: Pile 4 to 5 pancakes on top of one another – with pear slices and dollops of whipped cream in between the layers.  Sprinkle with chocolate flakes



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