Posts Tagged ‘pancakes’

Who Eats Pancakes for Dinner Anyway?

July 15, 2009

Yep, that’s what I had for dinner today. I sometimes have things like a big bowl of porridge for dinner if I can’t be bothered to cook or want something super super quick. I had a craving, and once again, with Katie’s Pancake Making Bonzana in mind, I decided to go ahead and make another batch, but this time, Peanut Butter Cookie flavour. Yum or what?

Peanut butter pancakesI attempted a smiley face with the chocolte sauce on the plate, as that’s how I felt eating these 🙂

The picture quality is poorer, because I had to use my webcam to take the pics with, as my mother has my camera today.

I used about 30g peanuts/peanut butter, which sounds like a lot, but hey, what can I say, I’m a peanut butter fanatic. I added some crunchy wholenut peanut butter, and some smooth peanut butter, as well as some chopped peanuts, so that it had a variety of textures. I also added some vanilla and a little bit of sugar and a pinch of salt to help bring out all the flavours.

The resulting pancakes were crunchy and gooey, though not as gooey as my strawberry ones. These ones weren’t as nice as my strawberry pancakes. I was kinda hoping they’d be a little more gooey than they were, and also I was hoping they’d taste more peanut butter-y, considering the amount of peanut butter I added!

Still, they were very enjoyable and I definatly reccomend these!

Has anyone seen Harry Potter yet? I am so desperate to go, and I was planning on going monday with some friends, but as usual, whenever I make plans they always fall through. 😦 I’m hoping to go another time though, perhaps next saturday. Counting down the school days left of term now, untill we break up for summer, just tomorrow and Friday left. Friday is party time, I’m telling you now!

To enjoy these pancakes yourself (serves 1):

  • 35g flour (I use half self raising and half wholemeal)
  • half a teaspoon egg replacer (I use Orgran)
  • 150ml ‘milk’ (if the mixture seems too thick, add a bit more, if it seems too runny, add a little more flour)
  • 1.5 teaspoons sugar
  • 30g peanutbutter (if the peanut butter is thick, heat it in the microwave for 10 seconds before adding it to the mixture)

Either blend together, or mix by hand. Then cook as you would normal pancakes.

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Pancakes, They Ain’t Just For Shrove Tuesday

July 12, 2009

Who here doesn’t like pancakes? The only way I used to know pancakes, was as scotch pancakes that were bought from the shop, and once a year on Shrove Tuesday, as the large thin pancakes that were home made. The ones that we eat on Shrove Tueday are soooo yummy. And they’re great covered in lemon juice and sugar, or golden syrup, or chocolate sauce, the list is endless.

Anyway, being an adventurous person, I decided to take up Katie’s Pancake Making Bonzana.

I decided to base my pancakes on a strawberry gooey dessert that my mother used to make years and years ago.

Mmmm, Pancakes

Mmmm, Pancakes

Just so you know, they’re not covered in ketchup, it’s a strawberry sauce I made for them. (Just blended strawberries and a heaping dessert spoon of Golden Syrup).

They were a really cool pink colour, thanks to adding blended strawberries to the batter, and they came out all lovely and gooey in the middle. I’ve never had a pancake like this before, and I think I may have under cooked them slightly (or maybe they were meant to be this way – they didn’t taste raw anyway). But that’s okay, because the gooey-ness made them great.

I added sugar to the batter, but as my mother pointed out, this may have been a mistake, as sugar likes to burn, my pancakes weren’t burnt, but they put up one heck of a fight to be flipped.

It was also my first time making vegan pancakes, but I was impressed. They made a great sunday morning treat, and my sister got up especially to try some (she usually sleeps in ’till about 10:30) I used Orgran No Egg and soy milk in place of traditional ingredients. I’m definatly going to make these again, I’m thinking banana and peanut butter flavour…

If you wanna make these too, it’s simple! For one person, you need:

  • 35g flour (I use half self raising and half wholemeal)
  • half a teaspoon egg replacer (I use Orgran)
  • 150ml ‘milk’ (if the mixture seems too thick, add a bit more, if it seems too runny, add a little more flour)
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • about 80g strawberries for the sauce
  • 1 dessertspoon golden syrup for the sauce

Place all the pancake ingredients in a blender and blend till everythings all…blended. Then cook as you would normal pancakes.

For the sauce, place the strawberries and syrup in the (rinsed out) blender and blend till smooth.