Author(s): Hannah Miles
So, you like to start your lazy weekend with a stack of pancakes, dripping with maple syrup and topped with crisp, smoky bacon? But what about flavouring those pancakes with fig and ricotta and topping them with an orange syrup? While Crepes Suzette makes a sophisticated French dessert, would you have thought to fill your crepes with the quintessential English combination of rhubarb and custard, instead? It's a fact that whichever way you choose to serve them, simple griddled treats are the ultimate comfort food. But they are so much more than a leisurely brunch or quick dessert option; pancakes, crepes, waffles and French toast can be endlessly reinvented for any occasion, and Hannah Miles has some wonderful ideas to get you started, from thick American-style Pancakes, such as Blueberry Buttermilk to classic French-style Crepes. Waffles featured are both simple (Cinnamon) and elaborate (Salted Caramel), while French Toast is stuffed with myriad inventive fillings. Finally, explore the savoury variations; recipes for Smoked Salmon and Chive Pancakes, Ham and Cheese Crepes and Potato Waffles with Smoky BBQ beans all feature in this gorgeous and truly mouthwatering book.
A lawyer and MasterChef finalist on BBC TV, Hannah Miles has developed a second career as a cake maker and food writer. She is the author of The Gluten-free Baker, Cheesecake, Popcorn Treats, Milkshake Bar, Cheesecake and Doughnuts, all published by RPS.