- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4
Kids and adults alike will love these super colourful pancakes, perfect for a celebratory breakfast or brunch. Stack them up and top with whipped cream, maple syrup and mixed berries.
To serve (optional)
- STEP 1
Put all the pancake ingredients, except the dye, in a bowl and mix well with a whisk until smooth. Divide the batter into 5 bowls or disposable cups. Use the food colouring to dye 4 of them a different colour, leaving one plain.
- STEP 2
Melt a small knob of butter in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-low heat. Once foaming put spoonfuls of the pancake batter into the pan and shape into 4-5cm circles with the back of your spoon, you should have enough to make 4 pancakes from each coloured batter. Cook for 2-3 mins then flip over and cook the other side for another minute or until cooked through and ever so slightly golden.
- STEP 3
Stack the pancakes so that everyone gets one of each colour. Serve with fresh fruit, cream or ice cream and a drizzle of maple syrup if you like.
USING GEL COLOURING
Gel food colouring will give you the brightest result but just add a tiny bit at a time as it’s strong stuff.
STACK A RAINBOW
To create a full rainbow effect, we stacked our pancakes in the following order (from the bottom): blue, green, plain, yellow, red. You can mix them up however you like though.