Who doesn’t have a passion for pancakes? Thin and lacy, thick and fluffy, or in between – they tempt the most tired of taste buds.
The first rule of pancake making is to recognise that the first one you make will always be something of a disaster (always known as the cook’s treat in our home) but the second, and subsequent ones, are always just right once you have the temperature and quantities right and you’re in full swing.
The second rule is for bariatrics – you might well be able to tolerate
your previous basic pancake offering but not the filling or topping. The days of simple lemon juice and sprinkled sugar may well have passed. You’ll need to look at other alternatives. We’ve covered the basics before (see here) and also given the standard recipes for the various types from crepes to American pancakes and a whole host of variations in our other posts, see below with their titles and links alongside. We’ve also given some ideas for savoury as well as sweet offerings. Our current favourite here is the simple pancake rolled with a few sliced strawberries, dusted with a little Truvia sweetener and drizzled with choc shot (low calorie chocolate sauce) as below.
If you’re going gluten-free or are cutting carbs then the plain/all-purpose flour in the basic recipe can be replaced with buckwheat flour (which is also a great source of protein). It does make a slightly thicker pancake so needs slightly longer in the pan, but it has a nutty taste, which goes especially well with savoury fillings.
So get cracking … make a sweet or savoury batter, heat up the pan, prepare some enticing fillings or toppings and flip a pancake or two!
Top to Bottom, Left to Right:
Parma Ham Pancakes (recipe here)
Pancakes with Spinach, Salmon, Herbs and Soft Cheese (recipe here)
Herb Pancakes with Smoked Salmon, Pomegranate and Soured Cream (recipe here)
Viva Strawberry Scotch Pancakes (recipe here)
American Style Blueberry Pancakes (recipe here)
Wholemeal Pancakes with Winter Fruits (recipe here)
Cherry Pancakes (recipe here)
Chocolate Wholemeal Marmalade Pancakes (recipe here)
Banana and Strawberry Pancakes with Choc Shot Drizzle (details in intro)