I’m only four days late posting this!
I did have pancakes on Tuesday but only because when I saw my mum, when I was back from work late, she had batter mixed and the hob hot to make some lovely gluten-free Scotch pancakes… lemon juice + sugar = delicious.
Back in the day, the crepe-style with lemon and sugar was the only way I’d ever had pancakes – I never thought of having them for breakfast till I went to America in 2006. Now though, I love them in the mornings, my current favourites being these:
I originally made carrot and blueberry pancakes but I prefer having the blueberries, and some maple syrup, on top of the carrot pancakes.
50g buckwheat pancake mix (or just buckwheat/wholemeal flour and about 1/4tsp baking powder, as that’s all that’s in the mix)
60-70g carrot, finely grated
2tbsp egg white (or one egg white)
1/4-1/2tsp lemon zest (optional but it’s good… you can freeze lemon zest, wrapped in a piece of kitchen paper, and just use it straight frmo the freezer)
1/4tsp ground mixed spice.
(Optional, handful of blueberries for the batter)
Mix everything together really well then cook in a preheated frying pan over a low-medium heat till golden both sides. Serve with a handful of blueberries and maple syrup.
They’re delicious – and they’re also my entry to the Confused.com pancake challenge.
The Confused.com energy team found that pancakes were the most energy efficient meal to cook so they launched a competition to find the most creative.
The prize is a Philips airfryer, which looks great, so I’m going to make another entry, these mango and coconut pancakes with raspberry sauce:
Mmm, haven’t made those for far too long! The competition’s open till February 28 so if you fancy winning an airfryer, go and have a look 🙂
Did you have pancakes this week? What’s your favourite way to eat them?