No matter the name, traditionally Pancake Tuesday was the day to use up food in the cupboards before fasting for Lent. Let's face it who needs an excuse to enjoy homemade pancakes eh? Here are a variety of ways to make pancakes, depending what you have available or make a meal of it with a veggie stir fry crepe:
1. Couscous pancakes
Butter for the pan
1/2 a cup of couscous
1 cup of boiling water
Toppings as required – sweetener/maple syrup and lemon berries or banana and chocolate is nice.
Hydrate the couscous according to the packet usually this involves boiling the kettle and pouring onto the couscous – place a plate on top of the bowl and let the water be absorbed by the couscous.
Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and then add to the couscous and mix well to form a batter.
Melt the butter in the pan and put approximately 2 tablespoons of the mixture into the pan and cook each side until golden brown. You know its time to flip the pancake over when the bubbles appear.
2. Banana pancakes
Mash your bananas with a fork in a small bowl.
Mix the eggs in a small bowl then add them to the mashed banana.
Mix together to form a smooth batter.
Melt the butter in the pan and then add your mixture a little at a time.
Once you see the bubbles you know its time to flip them over!
Serve with your favourite toppings and enjoy!
Just add your favourite toppings and enjoy with family and friends!
WHY NOT MAKE A MEAL OF IT?
Pancakes aren’t just for breakfast. For a nice fast meal, you can use a traditional pancake batter mix to make a plate size crepe then fill with stir fried vegetables and soy sauce or sauce of your choice. You've then got a great tasting meal in minutes!
Traditional Pancake Batter
125 g of plain flour
pinch of salt
200 ml milk
90 ml water
Sift the flour and salt into a bowl then add the eggs. Whisk the two together.
In a separate jug mix the water and milk then add this gradually to the flour and egg mix.
Whisk until you have a nice smooth mixture.
Melt some butter in the pan to coat the base.
Add the batter - tilting it to evenly spread the mix across the base of the pan.
Once you see it bubble its ready to flip. Cook on the other side then for about 30 seconds too.
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