Pancakes for Dinner

So as it’s pancake day I thought I’d break from my usual format and go straight into my pancake recipe.

The Basic recipe:

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Makes 6-10

1 cup Self raising flour

1 cup Milk (or milk substitutes like almond milk, soy milk, rice milk etc)

1 egg

Optional: 1/4 cup sugar

Yep that’s it.

Mix your pancake batter together until well combined then scoop 1/4-1/3 of a cup of batter into a frying pan over  medium heat. Cook until the top of the pancake is starting to bubble (and the underside is lightly browned) then flip the pancake. Cook for a further 30-60 seconds or until pan side is brown. Remove from heat and repeat with remaining batter.

Tip: you will need a good non stick pan or you will need to lightly spray the pan with oil between each pancake.

So that’s my basic pancake recipe and if you just want a great ‘breakfast  for diner’ pancake then go ahead with that recipe and serve with your favourite toppings.

However If you’d prefer a savoury spin here are a few suggestions for some minor changes to give you yummy savoury dinner pancakes.

Veggie pancakes

Makes 6-10

1 serve basic pancake batter (no sugar)

3/4 your fave veggies – My favourites for this are zucchinis or corn kernels but most veggies would go well in this.

Small dice or great your veggie/s then mix through your pancake batter.

Cook as above. Serve with your favourite sauce.

Pancake sandwiches

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Makes 3-6 sandwiches

1 serve basic pancake batter (no sugar)

1/2-1 cup extra milk

Bacon

Grated Cheese

Tomato – sliced

Optional – your favourite spice.

Make your pancake batter a bit thinner with some extra milk.

Cook the pancake batter as above.  Optional: Before you flip the pancake sprinkle a pinch or two  of your favourite spice or spice mix over the top.

Once you have two pancakes put to the side then cook your bacon.

Place one of your pancakes bake in the pan and cover with cheese. Top with bacon then the sliced tomato. Sprinke tomato with salt and pepper. Remove from heat to a plate. Lightly reheat second pancake then place on to of the sliced tomato.

So there is my basic pancake recipe and two savoury twists. The bonus of pancakes for dinner is just make few extra from the basic batter and you have desert ready to go. I hope you enjoy them.

Happy pancake day!

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