Yep, the Queen’s royal chefs are here to deliver your favourite pancake mix. In a post shared to the royal.uk website, the royal pancake recipe enjoyed by the longstanding Queen was revealed - and it’s bound to raise some eyebrows.
Aside from the classic suggestions of lemon and sugar, and jam and cream as toppings, the chefs also suggest a savoury option of ham, leek and cheese for those who don’t quite enjoy the sweeter varieties. But what’s more interesting is the tweak in the recipe. According to the website, the chefs make “beurre noisette” which means nutty butter in French, which apparently adds “great flavour” to the pancakes.
ccording to the recipe, to make the nut butter you simply place butter in a pan and cook gently until all the water in the butter cooks off and the milk solids separate to the bottom of the pan and gently golden. “This will spit gently and once quietness down, will have turned a nutty brown colour, set this aside to cool.”
The full list of ingredients includes 125g plain flour, 30 grams sugar, a punch of salt, 2 eggs, 1.5 egg yolks, 250 mL milk and 40 grams butter. Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients and made the beurre noisette, the next step is to combine the dry ingredients with the eggs in stages to create a smooth batter. Then add the milk and finally, the nutty butter.
With the weekend just around the corner, perhaps it’s time to test out just how good the Royal Chefs’ pancake mix truly is. Here’s to getting flipping.