Recipe: Pancups (+video)

The recipe you've been missing. Photo: Finlay Robertson

It’s Winter, and we need pancups. Make your insides feel warm and fuzzy on a cold day with a steaming desert. Raspberry-jam-coated fluffy goodness. In your belly. That’s what I’m talking about!

What’s a pancup you ask? Keep reading.

Step 1: The mixture
Gather the troops!

1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
3 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
1 tablespoon of white sugar
1 ¼ cups of milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons melted butter
VANILLA ESSENCE (a few drops)
Jam

Sound familiar? Of course, it does because it’s a basic pancake recipe. But we’re not done yet.

Step 2: Get mixing

In a large bowl, sift your flour, baking powder and sugar. Create a wee well in the middle and pour in the milk, egg and butter and mix until smooth (also add vanilla essence – optional).

You probably think the next step is to heat a pan, but you’re wrong.

Go into that cupboard of yours and grab a coffee cup and into that pantry and grab some jam (I recommend raspberry, but anything jam will do).

Scoop some decent sized dollops of jam into the bottom of your cup (as much as you like – I tend to go with 3 or 4 big tablespoons).

Pour in the pancake mixture about half way up your cup and pop it in the microwave for about a minute (maybe more). Just keep your eye on the pancup and basically once the mixture has risen into a beautiful puffy cloud, remove it from the microwave.

Loosen up the pancup with a butter knife around the mug, grab a plate and place the mug upside down. Tap on the cup and lift it up, and the jam should slide down the puffy cloud like an elegant volcano erupting.

Stab your pancup with a utensil, scoop it up, pop it in your mouth and ENJOY!

Video: How to make your pancup

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