Banana Pancakes with Orange-Vanilla Sauce

"This is a special desert treat or a very indulgent breakfast -- perhaps one for serving to your loved one in bed! It comes from one of my favourite British chefs, Lindsey Bareham."
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  • Make the batter by placing the melted butter, flour, eggs, salt and milk in a blender and whizzing until smooth.
  • Alternatively, whisk the eggs and butter in a mixing bowl, then gradually add the flour with the salt and finally add the milk.
  • Whisk until smooth.
  • Cover the batter and chill for half an hour.
  • Whisk again just before you make the pancakes.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce by zesting one of the oranges.
  • Place the zest in a saucepan and juice both oranges into the pot.
  • Add the sugar, 25g butter and the alcohol.
  • Heat gently for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the butter melts and the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Peel the bananas and cut on a slant into a few pieces.
  • Drop into the sauce and cook for a couple minutes.
  • Make the pancakes by heating a touch of oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  • When the pan is very hot, pour in a bit of batter.
  • If you are a pancake novice, start with 1/4 cup batter per pancake since a small pancake is easier to flip.
  • Leave the batter to set, then flip with a spatula and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Remove from the pan onto a plate and keep covered.
  • When the pancakes are cooked, put one on a serving plate.
  • Cover one half of the pancake with a bit of sauce and a dollop of yoghurt.
  • Serve immediately.

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