These Shrove Tuesday pancakes are quick and easy to make and can be served with a wide variety of tasty toppings.
|Preparation time: 10 minutes||Cooking time: 10 minutes|
|Serves: 6 pancakes||Difficulty: Easy|
For the pancakes:
- 110g/4oz/1 cup of plain flour
- 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed
- 300ml/3 dl/½ pint/just over a cup of milk
- A pinch of salt
- A tablespoon of plant based margarine
- Granulated sugar (optional)
- Lemon juice (optional)
- Vegan butter (optional)
- Vegan ice cream (optional)
- Vegan whipped cream (optional)
- Vegan chocolate spread (optional)
- Blueberries (optional)
- Jam (optional)
- A large mixing bowl
- An electric whisk
- A sieve
- A frying pan
- A spatula
- Mix the ground flaxseed with 6 tablespoons of water. Stir together thoroughly and set aside.
- Add the margarine to a non stick frying pan. Pop it on the hob over a medium heat.
- Meanwhile, sieve the flour into a mixing bowl. Use the electric whisk to whisk in the milk, flaxseed mixture and salt. Make sure the mixture is well combined and that there aren’t any lumps.
- Shake the melted margarine around the pan so there is an even coverage. Pour a sixth of the pancake mixture into the pan, and tilt the pan to spread it around.
- Allow the pancake to cook for about two minutes, then slide a spatula underneath it and ensure it’s lightly browned underneath. Ensure the pancake is dislodged with the spatula, and use the spatula to flip it over.
- Cook the over side of the pancake for a further minute.
- Flip the pancake onto a plate. Turn the oven on, onto a very low heat, and store the finished pancakes inside it to keep them warm while you cook the rest.
- Pour another sixth of the pancake mixture into the frying pan, tilt the pan to spread it. Repeat the cooking process until you have six pancakes.
- Serve the pancakes immediately, with lemon juice and sugar, ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate spread, or any combination of the above!
- Bon Appetit!
- If the pancakes brown too quickly or burn while cooking, turn the hob down slightly. Alternatively if they aren’t cooking quickly enough raise the temperature a bit.
- If the pancakes seem to be sticking to the pan a little too much, try whisking a little extra flour into the pancake mixture.
Relatives: Crêpes (France), American Pancakes (U.S.), Palatschinke (Austria), Pfannkuchen (Germany)
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