So its Pancake Day..hoorah!
I went on a bit of a pancake hunger fix this morning, with only 20 minutes or so to spare before dashing out of the door, I just had to make some.
Not one … but two types of pancakes.
Using the same batter for both (and what I have in my larder) I used organic wholemeal spelt flour and rice milk for my pancakes (dairy intolerant..sometimes)
I mixed 60g of flour, with 1/2 tsp of baking powder, 1 egg and approx 100 ml of rice milk, to make a smooth batter. Adding the milk in intervals and whisking away makes sure you obtain a smooth batter rather than it being too runny or thick.
Cooking the batter in a saucepan till golden on one side and flipping over on the next( I did a successful flip hoorah!)
Once cooked, move on to the next one and so forth, till you have finished all your batter, this made about 2 full-sized pancakes (well it was only me to feed)
The first was a traditional maple syrup drizzled and banana pancake.
After visiting Brockley Market, in London a couple of weekend’s ago and meeting the fabulous Blintz Boy, who heavily inspired me and tickled my taste buds to try his cream cheese blintz, dusted with icing sugar. Simple, not too sweet or tart, but just right.
He fried these polish pancakes with filling in them again in a saucepan to give a golden crisp, warm edge.Eaten and served hot.
I wanted to try my own, so I did! Using cream cheese, mixed with a few drops of vanilla extract and a dusting of icing sugar, mixing it together, gave this cheese a sweet/savoury still aspect, great for my pancakes.
Smearing this mixture in my pancakes and rolling it up, so the edges are enclosed and no cream can seep out, I place on the hot saucepan to give it a golden crisp.
I had this with fresh blackberries, blueberries and raspberry compote(sizzled and simmered down with some caster sugar and water) for a oozey, dark, rich coloured fruity syrup to splash on these pancakes. Its best eaten hot, with a dusting of icing sugar.
What are you all eating today?? Contemplating something savoury tonight… can you ever eat too many pancakes??