Recipe Campfire Pancakes

Campfire Beer and Candied Orange Peel Pancakes (Danish version below)

You mix all the dry ingredients at home, at at the campfire you just add beer. Campfire shake-and-bake pancakes. Enjoy!

Campfire Beer Orange Pancakes

Ingredients

– 500g all-purpose flour

– 50g granulated sugar

– 1 tbsp baking powder

– 2 ½ tsp baking soda

– 2 tsp salt

– 75g candied orange peel, finely chopped

– 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds

– 900ml beer (any pale lager, such as Heineken, Budweiser, Tuborg Pilsner)

– Oil, for the pan

Directions

1. Using a funnel, pour flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chopped candied orange peel, and ground flaxseeds into a large plastic bottle (2.5L or 3L) with a screw lid and a wide mouth. Shake until well combined. Store until needed.

2. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat on a camping stove or over a campfire fitted with a grilling grate. Test to see if the pan is hot enough by sprinkling a couple of drops of cold water in it: If the water bounces and sputters, the pan is ready to use; if it evaporates instantly, the pan is too hot.    

3. Pour the beer into the bottle, screw the lid on, and shake until moistened. Don’t overmix. The batter should be lumpy. Let the batter sit a few minutes before using.

4. Add 1 tbsp oil to the pan and swirl to coat. Ladle about 60ml batter into the pan for each pancake. Cook until pancakes rise slightly and form lots of bubbles on top, about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side until bottoms are golden brown, about another minute.

5. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding 1 tbsp oil between batches if the pan seems dry. Serve immediately with butter and maple syrup.

 

Candied Orange Peel 

Ingredients

– 2 large oranges, bottoms and tops cut off

– 800g granulated sugar

– 700ml water

Directions

1. Wash the oranges thoroughly. Cut peel on each orange into 4 vertical segments. Remove each segment (including white pith) in one piece. Cut into ½ cm-wide strips. Cook in large pot of boiling water 15 minutes; drain, rinse, and drain again.

2. Bring 600g sugar and 700ml water to a boil in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add peel. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until peel is very soft, about 45 minutes. Drain.

3. Toss peel and 200g sugar on rimmed baking sheet, separating strips. Lift peel from sugar; transfer to sheet of foil. Let stand until coating is dry, 1 to 2 days.

 

Pandekager med Øl og Kandiseret Appelsinskal over Bål

Ingredienser

– 500g hvedemel

– 50g sukker

– 1 spsk bagepulver

– 2½ tsk natron

– 2 tsk salt

– 75g kandiseret appelsinskal, finthakket

– 2 spsk mallet hørfrø

– 900ml øl (Pilsner)

– Olie, til panden

Fremgangsmåde

1. Hæld ved hjælp af en tragt mel, sukker, bagepulver, natron, salt, hakket kandiseret appelsinskal og hørfrø i en stor plastflaske (2,5 til 3L) med et skruelåg og en bred mund. Ryst flasken for at blande ingredienserne. Opbevar indtil brug.

2. Varm en pande i støbejern op ved middel varme på en grillrist over et lejrbål. Test for at se, om panden er varm nok ved at hælde et par dråber koldt vand på panden: Hvis vandet hopper og sprutter er panden klar til brug; hvis det fordamper øjeblikkeligt er panden for varm.

3. Hæld øllet i flasken, skru låget på og ryst indtil dejen er våd. Ryst ikke i for lang tid. Dejen bør være klumpet. Lad flasken stå et par minutter, før du burger den.

4. Tilsæt 1 spsk olie på panden og fordel olien. Hæld cirka 60ml dejen på panden per pandekage. Bag, indtil pandekagen hæver sig en smule og danner bobler på toppen, omkring 3-4 minutter. Vend og bag færdig på den anden side, indtil bunden er gyldenbrun, cirka et minut til.

5. Gentag med den resterende dej, og tilsæt 1 spsk olie mellem hver pandekage, hvis panden virker tør. Server straks med smør og ahornsirup.

Kandiseret Appelsinskal

 Ingredienser

– 2 store appelsiner, bunde og toppe skåret fra

– 800g sukker

– 700ml vand

Fremgangsmåde

1. Skyl appelsinerne grundigt. Skær fire snit på tværs af hver appelsin. Skrab appelsinkød og det hvide fra. Skær de 8 stykker skal i ½ cm tykke strimler. Lad strimlerne koge i en stor gryde med kogende vand 15 minutter. Hæld vandet fra, skyl, og hæld vandet fra igen.

2. Bring 600g sukker og 700ml vand i kog i en mellemstor gryde ved middel varme. Rør i gryden for at opløse sukkeret. Tilsæt skallen. Når vandet igen koger reduceres varmen; lad skallerne simre indtil de er meget bløde, omkring 45 minutter. Hæld siruppen fra.

3. Bland skallen med 200g sukker på en bageplade med kant, og spred strimlerne ud. Løft strimlerne fra sukkeret; overfør dem til et stykke folie. Lad skallerne tørre, cirka 1-2 dage.

Danish Summer Pancakes

Inspired by traditional Danish Buttermilk soup (the essence of summer in Denmark), with a taste of lemon and vanilla, Natascha has created this great recipe for Buttermilk Crepes, accompanied by whipped mascarpone and a delicious  Rhubarb and Strawberry Compote. Enjoy!

Buttermilk Crepes (Danish version below)

Ingredients

  • 1000ml buttermilk
  • 500g white flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • Butter, for the pan

Buttermilk Rhubarb Mascarpone 

Directions

1. Sift the flour into a bowl. Add the eggs, salt, baking soda, sugar, lemon juice, and zest. Beat the mixture with an electric mixer. Pour the buttermilk into the bowl, little by little, while continuously mixing.

2. Add the melted butter once the batter is smooth.

3. Heat up a non-stick crepe pan over medium-high heat. Add a little butter, and about 1/3 cup batter. Tilt the pan to distribute the batter evenly. Flip the pancake once light brown on the bottom side and cook on the second side. Repeat with the rest of the batter.    

Whipped Mascarpone

Ingredients

  • 175g mascarpone cheese
  • 250ml cold heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla sugar

 Directions

1. Add the mascarpone and heavy cream to a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat on high speed until soft peaks form. Beat in the honey and vanilla until just combined. Cover and place in the fridge until ready to serve.

 

Rhubarb and Strawberry Compote

Ingredients

  • 500g fresh rhubarb, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 60ml water
  • 250g fresh strawberries, hulled, halved

Directions

1. Combine rhubarb, sugar, and water in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves. Simmer gently until rhubarb is tender but not falling apart, stirring occasionally. Remove the pot from the heat. Stir in the strawberries. Transfer to a bowl and chill until cool.

  Kærnemælkspandekager

Ingredienser

  • 1000ml kærnemælk
  • 500g hvedemel
  • 4 æg
  • 1 tsk salt
  • 1 tsk natron
  • 4 spsk sukker
  • 2 spsk citronsaft
  • Citronskal
  • 2 spsk smeltet smør
  • Smør til panden

 Fremgangsmåde

1. Sigt melet ned i en skål. Tilsæt æg, salt, natron, sukker, citronsaft og citronskal. Pisk blandingen med en el-mixer. Hæld kærnemælken ned i skålen, lidt ad gangen, mens der fortsat blandes.

2. Tilsæt det smeltede smør, når dejen har opnået en glat konsistens.

3. Varm en slip-let pande over middel-høj varme. Sæt lidt smør på panden, og omkring 1dl dej. Vip panden for at fordele dejen jævnt. Vend pandekagen, når den er blevet lysebrun på undersiden og bag på den anden side. Gentag med resten af dejen.

 Pisket Mascarpone

Ingredienser

  • 175g mascarpone ost
  • 250ml koldt piskefløde
  • 2 spsk honning
  • 1 tsk vaniljeekstrakt eller vaniljesukker

 Fremgangsmåde

1. Hæld mascarpone og fløde ned i en skål. Pisk blandingen på høj hastighed, indtil bløde toppe formes. Tilsæt honning og vanilje og pisk lidt endnu. Hæld den pisket mascarpone i en skål og sæt i køleskabet indtil servering.

 Rabarber-jordbær Kompot

Ingredienser

  • 500g frisk rabarber, skåret i 1cm tykke stykker
  • 150g sukker
  • 60ml vand
  • 250g friske jordbær, stilk skåret fra og halveret

Fremgangsmåde

1. Hæld rabarber, sukker og vand i en stor gryde ved middel varme. Rør jævnligt indtil sukkeret er opløst og rabarberstykkerne er møre, men stadig ikke falder fra hinanden. Fjern gryden fra varmen. Tilsæt jordbær. Hæld i en skål og lad kompoten køle ned.

Your choice of pancakes

Season 1 of my Afternoon Pancakes has ended, and it has been a great pleasure. Which of the four pancake recipes did you prefer?

I asked my great team of Pancake loving friends, when we met to try the Icelandic Pancakes.

Pandekagebanden

This season has offered 4 recipes, and a lot of joy and pleasure. The choice of pancakes are;

Danish Pancakes

Dansk Pandekage 1

Dutch Pancakes

Pannenkoeken

American Pancakes

American Pancakes

Icelandic Pancakes

Icelandic Pancakes

We liked all 4 types of pancakes, but ended up with a tie between the American Buttermilk Pancakes and the Icelandic Pancakes as our favorites.

If you have not all ready tried all the recipes you really should. You won´t be disappointed I promise.

I look forward to a summer filled with sun, fun and good pancakes, and can´t wait til Season 2 of Afternoon Pancakes this fall.

Recipe Traditional Danish Pancakes

Join me this Sunday for Afternoon Pancakes, by using this fantastic recipe for Traditional Danish Pancakes;

Ingredients

  • 200g wheat flour
  • 4-6 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • One pinch of cardamom
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 500ml milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 50g butter

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a crêpe pan, or other non-stick pan. Make sure it does not burn. Let the butter cool in the pan.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a big bowl. Add the milk, little by little and stir vigorously to get rid of any lumps. Add the eggs and stir. Add the butter and lemon juice, and stir well.
  3. Reheat the greased pan to medium-high. When the butter is sizzling, hold the pan at an angle with one hand and pour the batter into the pan with the other. Move the pan slowly in a circular movement to evenly distribute the batter.
  4. Flip the pancake, once light brown edges are showing.
  5. Cook shortly, approximately 10 seconds on the other side.
  6. Place the cooked pancake on a plate, and cover with foil.

In Denmark we usually ad sugar and/or jam to the Pancake. We then roll it, and eat it with our fingers. Well, at least, that is how we did it, when I was a child. This Sunday for Afternoon Pancakes, I will let my guests choose, weather they will use a knife and fork, or eat with the childish joy of just using their fingers.

Enjoy!