Good Food! unResolution Month Post #16: Gordon Ramsey’s Scotch Pancakes with Bananas

tempura bananasOkay, I’ll give it to Gordon Ramsey.  He seems to know how to cook a few things, like

Scotch Pancakes with Bananas

You know, I actually have no idea what makes them “Scotch,” especially because when making them he said pancakes were an American recipe and even said that desserts like this were the reason Americans were so fat.  (I tried to get angry with him for the comment, but it’s Gordon Ramsey.  It’s not like Gordon Ramsey is well known for making ego-affirming statements and hugging people’s inner child.)

That’s all beside the point. 

Anyway, this recipe made it to unResolution Month for a number of reasons.  Not the least of which is that I have 31 days to cover, but only four weeks.  So during those 3 extra days I try to feature other chef’s recipes and, frankly, when I saw Gordon Ramsey make these bananas on The F Word, I sat in rapt attention and really, really, really wanted to eat them.

So, now I share this recipe with you.  (Oh, and by the way, that image over there is about what Gordon Ramsey’s bananas looked like, though they were a bit saucier.)

Gordon Ramsey’s Scotch Pancakes with Roasted Bananas

Well, Gordon Ramsey doesn’t seem to believe in Bisquick, but that’s okay.  His recipe doesn’t look too tough at all.

You will need:


  • 4 large, just ripe bananas sliced lengthways
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • Good splash of rum
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve
  • 2tsp water

Scotch pancakes – makes 10-12 small pancakes

  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 80ml buttermilk
  • 50ml cold water
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Sunflower oil, for frying

Now, to get the steps to making the dish, you’ll have to go BBC Channel 4.  The good new is that the site has the video so you can see it made.

Gordon Ramsey’s Scotch Pancakes with Roasted Bananas…Done.  Enjoy!


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