It’s Pancake Day

It’s Pancake Day!  I have some lovely memories of pancake day as a child and also from when my two were younger.  I’m pretty sure that part of that is just to do with how yummy pancakes are; but it’s also about the fun we had tossing pancakes and having them stick to the ceiling or the floor or land on the hob 😂.

As you know, I’m no longer eating wheat or dairy but I don’t think it’s gonna be a problem. I’ve discovered that the small thick pancakes work just as well with gluten free flour and almond milk (at least I think I used almond milk but it might have been soy – I can’t remember 🤔). So do waffles. I’ve made both recently and they were really tasty.

I had a bit more trouble with the larger pancakes that I tried today. I used rice milk this time and they were pretty soft and didn’t hold together that well. Not sure if I should have put some xanthan gum in them? Can someone out there tell me how to fix them please? They still tasted pretty good though with a chicken and herby tomato topping.

Anyway here is the adapted recipe for my Granny’s Scotch Pancakes that did work if you want to try them. I forgot to take pics unfortunately hence the stock photo.

Granny’s Scotch Pancakes

125g Doves Gluten Free Self Raising Flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
60g castor sugar
1 egg
150ml almond/soy milk

Put the dry ingredients into a bowl (or use a large jug like I do and you can pour the mixture straight into the pan).  Add the egg and milk and beat thoroughly.  If the mixture is too thick to pour add a little more milk.

Put a small amount of oil in a frying pan and heat gently.  Pour tablespoonfuls of batter on to the pan keeping them far apart.  When bubbles rise through the pancake turn it over and cook the other side.

These are great served warm with maple syrup and bacon or let them cool and serve with dairy free spread and jam. 😋


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