Wheat Free Pancakes

Galit was put on a wheat free diet for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately this overlapped with Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday), so I was forced to invent a wheat free pancake. These were quite successful, although more fragile than the wheat based version. Makes about 8 pancakes.

Cossack Chicken and Mushroom Pancakes

Very strangely I had this Cossack Chicken and Mushroom at the BBC canteen served with a parcel of mashed potato inside a crepe. The combination was entitled “Cossack Pancakes”. I liked it so much I rushed home to make it for Galit. Serves four

Lahuhua – Yemenite Pancakes or Sponge Bread 2

Lahuhua - Yemenite Pancakes or Sponge Bread
Lachuchua is a spongy pancake that looks remarkably like an English crumpet, but is a bit more soft and flexible. Traditionally served with soups and stews … and Yemenites like their food hot. This recipe caught my eye when looking at the bread recipes in Ganon and Maiberg (1990). Then when we had a bunch ...

Sweet Toppings for Pancakes

I almost always serve Hotcakes, Pikelets, Scotch Pancakes and Crepes with a sweet topping of some kind. Lemon and sugar is the classic topping for crepes and large pancakes. As a child I remember assembling them at the table; we sprinkled our own sugar, squeezed over the lemon juice by hand, rolled them up, and ...

Roti – Malaysian Pancakes

Mmmmm. Roti is the traditional accompaniment for Malaysian Curry – the combination being called Roti Chanai. Nothing like it. Watching Malaysian chefs prepare this flaky bread is a treat in itself. I love seeing them work the dough and then throw it around in ever expanding sheets. Fantastic. Recipe makes six roti = enough for ...

Hints for Making Pancakes

Making pancakes of any type is fairly simple: mix the liquid ingredients into the dry ones. But there are a few guidelines that are worth bearing in mind. Lumps can be okay Ignore lumps for thick mixtures like Hotcakes but for thin pancake mixtures like Crepes you have to strain the batter or use a ...

Broccoli Stacks

A solid meal from my vegetarian days. Also when microwaves were newish. Now I’d go for something lighter and baked in the oven.

Cheese Enchiladas

This is a variation of a recipe I’ve been using for years. The result is tasty, simple and looks good. Although enchiladas are meant to be made with tortillas I usually use crepes. The filling and sauce can all be made before hand; just leave the assembly to the last moment. The quantities given below ...

Crepes – French Style Pancakes

I like crepes – there is something special about the texture. They differ from other pancakes by not having baking powder or baking soda – eggs provide the only rising. I sometimes use them in place of tortillas. This recipe makes 24 x 18 cm crepes, or up to 32 smaller ones. Crepes freeze well ...

Hotcakes, Pikelets, and Scotch Pancakes

Growing up in New Zealand I discovered the joys of Pikelets – small, thick pancakes we used to eat with butter and honey for afternoon tea. Later I discovered Hotcakes, which are served up for breakfast in the US with butter and maple syrup. Much later still, when I started making my own Hotcakes and ...