Since moving to the UK over 6 years ago and the revelation of “Pancake Day”, I vowed that one day I would have pancakes in some form for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Since pancake day represents Shrove Tuesday, pancakes for lunch has always been the sticking point as it falls during the work week. My other half generally doesn’t want pancakes for dinner, so I’ve ended up making them for myself for breakfast only.
This year I managed to convince the other half to have galettes for dinner. Since they are a crepe and crepes are pancakes, it fit the bill!
We’ve been trying to perfect this recipe and technique ever since our first trip to France. I think we are almost there!
One of these years, I will manage to do pancakes for lunch and will fulfil my dream of having pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
It’s rare that the hubs and I get a lie in on a Sunday as Mini G tends to wake up before the sun and insists we get up too. This particular weekend however, Mini G had a sleepover at Nanny and Poppy’s. I took advantage of the leisurely situation and decided to try out a new pancake recipe from one of the newest cookbooks in my collection – French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook.
I’m a big fan of Mireille Guiliano’s books and ethos on life in general. This recipe did not disappoint, in fact for a “healthy breakfast” it tastes very indulgent.
The lemon is a morning wake up for the taste buds.
The ricotta makes the pancakes fluffy and light.
It was a brilliant recipe to test on a quiet Sunday morning. I only hope that there will be more like this in my future. Saying that… Pancake day is just 2 days away. Mmmm…. pancakes!
One of my favorite breakfast foods is pancakes. Not the flat things that look like crepes, but proper griddle cakes. I’m a sucker for a Grand Slam at Denny’s or silver dollars from IHOP, but since moving to the UK, I just can’t seem to get my pancakes right. I’ll admit, when I live stateside I made my pancakes from a box. The thing was, it worked. Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix made really good light fluffy pancakes and her syrup was the perfect compliment.
I am loathe to spend a lot of money on pancake mix from US food suppliers for expats, so I am in search of the perfect pancake recipe.
The one I’ve been reliant on to help me through my pancake fix is Nigella’s recipe from How To Be A Domestic Goddess, but it’s just ok. I can’t seem to get the texture right with her recipe.
They still make a tasty breakfast, especially paired with the maple syrup direct from Canada’s Costco! Thanks, Uncle Roger!
Through continued practice, I have managed to perfect the technique of flipping them and getting the heat just right. The electric crepe pan comes in handy once again! I will get the recipe right one day, until then… Pancakes anyone?