Pancake day 365

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Pancake day 365

Postby brynpoeth » 25 Feb 2017, 8:33am

I do love pancakes. I make some every week and they keep for a few days. They are an ideal food for cycling. I use wholemeal wheat flour, rye flour, oatmeal, groats.

Every day is pancake day :P
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Re: Pancake day 365

Postby landsurfer » 25 Feb 2017, 9:10am

Jules makes the scotch type but with sultanas and lemon juice ..... your right 365 !!!
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Re: Pancake day 365

Postby TBurrow » 2 Mar 2017, 9:37am

I'm a fan of blueberry and banana pancakes, and you're so right... pancake day is just an excuse to eat more than normal aha!

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Re: Pancake day 365

Postby Rossco8854 » 19 Mar 2017, 12:20am

I'm a vegan and my children are allergic to eggs so my pancakes are egg and dairy free. My 2 year old son asks from them every saturday

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Re: Pancake day 365

Postby ed_phelan » 20 Mar 2017, 3:26pm

Any chance of you posting up a recipe?! :D :D

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Re: Pancake day 365

Postby Rossco8854 » 20 Mar 2017, 5:36pm

Me??

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Re: Pancake day 365

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Dec 2017, 5:17pm

Doing pancakes again today

Wholemeal flour milk egg groats oatmeal
Made the mix quite watery, the oatmeal swells up and the pancakes are light and crispy
They keep several days and can be warmed up in the microwave

The great thing for me is buying the ingredients and processing them myself
Saves money maybe but takes time

If one buys even expensive wholemeal bread, one just does not know how it was made
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Re: Pancake day 365

Postby 661-Pete » 30 Dec 2017, 6:26pm

I've been threatening to inflict Masala Dosa (South Indian vegan pancakes stuffed with spicy potato) on the family for some time now - but don't know whether I dare! Anyone who's tried it in a good (or not-so-good) Indian restaurant will know that there are good and bad examples!

It's one of the trickiest and most demanding of all forms of Indian cuisine - one of our recipes (in the Prashad book) advises allowing three days to make them! Making pancakes out of ground-up urad dal and idli rice sounds a bit daunting, so I may fall back on that old staple, gram flour - readily obtainable in most supermarkets!

When we're not 'doing' vegan, our pancake batter is extremely simple: 4oz (110 g) plain flour, 1 egg, ½ pint (280ml) milk, pinch of salt. Beat the egg into the flour then gradually stir in the milk trying to avoid lumps. Leave the batter to stand for at least ½ hour before cooking. Should make five decent-sized pancakes.

Wholemeal flour would be an excellent and healthy alternative, but it doesn't appear to work so well.

Our favourite stuffing for savoury pancakes is a chilli-tomato-red-kidney-bean mixture - basically chilli-con-carne without the meat (you can use a meat version if you prefer). Two pancakes generously stuffed with the mixture make a substantial meal.
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Re: Pancake day 365

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Dec 2017, 6:32pm

Three days to make.. illustrates how different life is or was over there :wink:
I think you need to practice, a good project

I use wholemeal flour only and leave the mix for a few hours, often one has to add more water then so it is not thick like porridge and can be poured
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Re: Pancake day 365

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Jan 2018, 10:19pm

Rossco8854 wrote:I'm a vegan and my children are allergic to eggs so my pancakes are egg and dairy free. My 2 year old son asks from them every saturday


What do you use instead? I thought eggs were *necessary* but I do use water, not just milk
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Re: Pancake day 365

Postby Rossco8854 » 6 Jan 2018, 9:05am

Plain flour
Caster sugar
Baking powder 2 teaspoons
Salt
Oat milk
Vegetable oil

Enjoy :D

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Re: Pancake day 365

Postby brynpoeth » 16 Mar 2018, 5:03pm

Egg milk water wholemeal wheat flour fine oats oatmeal groats (no idea of quantities)
Mixed and left to stand awhile, the mix thickens, add more water

Taking pancake sandwiches with me tomorrow, hope to do 60 km, longest ride of the year so far

Pancakes for tea tonight and tomorrow too of course
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Re: Pancake day 365

Postby Si » 16 Mar 2018, 5:36pm

Galettes for me, filled with madras :-)

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Re: Pancake day today!

Postby 661-Pete » 5 Mar 2019, 7:20pm

It's that time of year again, so *bump*!

Well, we had our first attempt at Masala Dosa (mentioned above: Indian pancakes stuffed with spicy potato mix) this evening. It came off reasonably well, we found a somewhat simpler recipe than the Prashad one.

Gram Flour ("Koh-i-noor Besan" brand, most supermarkets) seems to work very well for vegan pancakes, despite my earlier misgivings. Not really any more tricky than flour/egg/milk pancakes. The exact quantities will partly depend on the size of your frying pan, but I would say, for 10" (25cm) diameter pancakes, allow 25-30gm of gram flour to 50-60ml water, per pancake - and allow two pancakes per person for a main course. Just whisk up the batter with a pinch of salt (and a pinch of chilli powder, if liked) until smooth, then leave to stand for 1/2 hour before frying. I use only a small drop of oil in the pan, and I do not toss the pancakes, I merely flip them (can't afford accidents! :oops: ).

Of course if you're not vegan, you can always go back to flour/egg/milk batter instead. I think the gram flour ones have slightly more flavour.

There are many different recipes for the stuffing, choose one that suits you. We found the potato filling a bit dry, so a moist relish as a side is a good idea.

Happy eating!
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Re: Pancake day 365

Postby Audax67 » 7 Mar 2019, 1:32pm

It's rather telling that while people from New Orleans to Rio to Berlin are celebrating Mardi Gras/Fasching/Carnival with fun & frolic, the British are chomping on a humble pancake.
Have we got time for another cuppa?