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It’s Pancake Day!
And I’m a little late to the table with this post and video, but better late than never…. or should I say batter late than never?
So here are two easy pancake recipes that I use, one for crêpes and the other for american style pancakes (which are also egg-free). All ingredients are organic and bought with minimal packaging or from bulk to keep it zero waste. I have linked to the products (or similar) that I used but I would always recommend checking out your local bulk store first. If you want to know where to buy items from bulk in London, then read my Where To Shop Zero Waste In London post .
I used my GreenPan frying pan *
1 tablespoon of melted organic butter (I had salted butter but you could use unsalted if you prefer)
Pinch of salt *
300g organic plain flour *
600 ml of organic milk (I used whole milk)
Juice from organic lemons or organic lemon juice *
Sieve the flour into a bowl
Add salt and stir in with wooden spoon
Drop in eggs and whisk. It will thicken and go rough
Add butter and HALF the milk
Whisk through to get the lumps out
Add remaining milk and whisk thoroughly until smooth (I popped mine in the blender to make it smoother as it was a little lumpy)
Rest for 10 mins or freeze for another day
Put a pan on a steady medium heat and grease with butter
Ladel in some of the batter and move it around the pan until it’s thin
Flip it once it moves freely around the pan
Place cloth napkins in between each one
Top with organic lemon juice and sugar
American Style Stack of Pancakes (egg free)
I ended up making this recipe up one day after reading on a packet of Dove’s Farm gram flour that it could be used as an egg substitute. At the time (about a year ago) I was avoiding eggs as they had scored really highly on my intolerance test and were giving me spots and a dodgy + painful tummy. Now though, I can handle a small amount of egg in baked goods (not quite whole ones on their own though) so the above recipe was fine for me.
1 (just over) cup of organic flour * (I used organic wholemeal but spelt or plain white will work too)
Ladle in two blobs of pancake mix at a time and cook for a few minutes on either side until cooked through
Stack ’em up and cover with organic maple syrup.
Happy Pancake Day guys! Enjoy!
The Soil Association has a wonderful and varied collection of pancake recipes here
And you can read all about the Soil Association’s #FlipToOrganic campaign here
If you want to watch me flippin’ some pancakes, then my video is here: