Strongbow Pear Cider Pancakes

It’s no secret I like cider. I also like surprises and presents in shiny wrapping paper! Well looky looky what landed on my doorstep recently! One thing is for sure, Strongbow have good ads. We all remember the good old ‘Sweet, Dry or Draught’ commercials ( And recently the Strongbow Season with the summer blossoms ( Good ads aside  I hadn’t tried Strongbow for years.  My flatmate and I took 5 of the new pear ciders to a BBQ and they went down a treat. When I got home later I found another in the fridge we must have missed. That night I made pancakes. Not just any pancakes…they were the best pancakes ever…(to come out of my kitchen at least).

Here’s my recipe for Strongbow Pear Pancakes with Poached Kiwifruit and Strawberries


  • 1 cup flower
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking power
  • Splash of soy milk (you can use normal mild)
  • 1/2 grated apple
  • 1/2 bottle Pear Strongbow Cider


Add flower, sugar, baking powder and mix together. Add egg and splash of mix and continue mixing until lumps are gone. Add a splash of pear cider to make the mixture nice a runny (about the same consistency of toothpaste but a tad runnier). Pour the batter into a non-stick fry pan and flip when it starts forming bubbles. Flip again until golden brown.

Poached Fruit:

Chop kiwifruit and strawberries pour the remaining cider into a saucepan, add the fruit and leave until the colour starts leaving the fruit a little and dyes the cider. The whole kitchen will smell absolutely amazing. When the fruit softens pour it over your pancakes and voila! Bon appetite!