Saturday 11 September 2010

Spelt Pancakes

My first attempt at spelt pancakes. So much easier, if less fun to make, than the traditional Shrove Tuesday ones, because they are a little more solid so you don't need to toss them. You just flip them over with a palette knife... no scraping pancakes off the kitchen ceiling!

They have a great flavour and no seasoning, so you can serve them with sweet or savoury. I tried Manuka honey on one, and poached egg on the other, and it worked really well with both. I'd run out of olive oil and so used walnut oil instead and the flavour was amazing. It added to the already nutty flavour. I don't eat red meat, but think these would work really well with maple syrup and crispy bacon. Or tiny little ones with cream cheese and caviare for a special event...ooh or really thin ones with chestnut puree....mmmm....

You can find the recipe here along with ones made with ricotta cheese. Or it's on page 99 of Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights. The recipe is really easy but I think that I would probably add a little more liquid to the mixture. Possibly another quarter cup, depending on the flour.

This breakfast might be a really good for trying out the french women don't get fat theory.

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