It’s pancake day tomorrow! That time of year where we over indulge on crepes and pancakes, sweet or savoury! This year I decided to take my pancake toppings up a notch and combine them with one of my favourite tray bakes – Millionaires Shortbread. This can be as easy or as difficult as you like, buy or make the shortbread and dulce de leche, it’s entirely up to you.
For me, I half cheated and used shop bought shortbread, but I did make my own dulce de leche, it so easy all you need is a can of condensed milk and a pot of boiling water oh and some patience!
Easy Dulce de Leche (Makes 1 jar)
1 tin of Condensed Milk
1 large pot of Boiling Water
- Bring the water to a rolling boil in a large pot.
- Remove the label from the tin and place the tin in the pot and make sure its fully covered with the water.
- Boil for between 2 – 3 hours depending on how dark you want the dulce de leche, I left mine to boil for around 2hrs 45 mins.
- Turn off the heat, and using tongs carefully lift the tin out of the water.
- Leave to cool and then open the tin, and voila, easy Dulce de Leche!
Now onto the pancakes, a recipe like this needs something a bit more fluffy, so I went for my usual Fluffy American Pancake Recipe. it’s easy to make and never fails, well almost never fails, they didn’t rise as much as usual for this batch! Or if you happen to have some sourdough starter lying around you could always give theses Sourdough Pancakes a go.
To prepare for assembly, you will also need a bar of milk chocolate, which can be slowly melted in the microwave. Then its onto the final part – stack the pancakes (as many you like!), pour the dulce de leche over the top, sprinkle with crushed shortbread and drizzle some melted milk chocolate over the top. If you have a really sweet tooth you might want to spread the dulce de leche in between each pancake – that was even a step too far for me!
These pancakes are an indulgent treat, and I would advise eating them in the morning, that gives you the rest of the day for the sugar to wear off!