The grazing platter trend has hit with force and for quite a while now they have become the popular choice for any fancy and hip celebration or party. We hope your family enjoys this amazing pancake grazing platter as much as ours!
Whether it is with fruit, savoury items, cheeses or breads and dips, the idea of a selection of items that complement each other being creatively laid out on a platter to ‘graze’ from has become a popular trend, not only for the ease in which it allows its host to cater for many but also for its aesthetic appeal.
If you are hosting a special breakfast, brunch or afternoon event, then one grazing platter that shouldn’t be overlooked is the pancake platter. Super easy to do but pleasing for kids and adults alike, below are the simple steps to create your own Pancake Grazing Platter.
Pancake Grazing Platter Ingredients
- 1 cup of Self-Raising Flour
- 3 Tablespoons of caster sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 Cup of Milk
- 2 Teaspoons of melted butter
- A pinch of salt
Decorative and Toppings
- 1 x grazing board
- A selection of different sized bowls
- Strawberries / Blackberries / Raspberries
- Jams (preferred flavours)
- Whipping cream
- 1 x passionfruit
- 1/2 cup of Icing Sugar
Now, you may already have a pretty good pancake recipe, but the one listed in this article is super simple and is pretty much foolproof when it comes to creating super light, fluffy and DELICIOUS pancakes. I actually usually triple this recipe to make a huge batch as my husband and kids love them so much.
In a bowl, place your flour and sugar and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
Add your eggs and milk to the dry ingredients and mix these all together until combined.
Finally, add in your butter and a pinch of salt, stirring and mixing until everything is combined and the mixture is smooth.
Set your frying pan to a medium heat and add in a couple of spoons of butter. Spoon into your pan the mixture. For the size pancakes in our platter, we used 1.5 tablespoons per pancake.
Once the pancakes become full of air bubbles, flip them over. When the underside is also browned lightly then they are done! Repeat the process – it is THAT simple.
HINT: It’s almost a law that the first few pancakes you cook in the pan will not colour as well as those that come later. Don’t worry, for some reason the next lot you cook will tan beautifully (and the first ones taste just as delicious anyway).
Now all that’s left is to lay out your pancakes, fruit, jams, sugar and other elements (whatever tickles your fancy!) onto your grazing board. You can really have a little fun with this and add on as little or as much as you like. When you are done, sifts a small amount of icing sugar over the pancakes and voila! – your perfect pancake grazing platter is complete.
If you are lucky enough to be making this platter during berry season, you could also turn this into a paddock to plate experience and take the kids strawberry picking or even discover all the fruit picking locations in Brisbane.