So, it’s pancake day! I thought to fit the mood I would talk about all things pancakes; From savoury to sweet, recipes, toppings and my favourite accompaniments. Maybe I can inspire some different types of pancakes for you if you’d never tried them. So without further ado, here is my Pancake post. You can also check out my Youtube video where I walk you through my pancake recipe and method.
When we think of pancakes, for most, their minds will wander to the sweet side. I’m talking sugar, lemon juice, fruit, chocolate spread and syrups. I adore having a range of different sweet toppings on my pancakes and like to alternate between dishes by adding a little acidity to my first lot of pancakes and then a simple, sweet and sticky syrup topped lot, sometimes with the addition of biscoff spread or vegan chocolate spread.
I mean. Just YES all over. This year I tried something different. I poured the mixture into the pan and popped a piece of chocolate in the middle before smoothing some pancake batter over It to ensure it was sealed in the middle. When I popped the pancake on my plate and cut into it, I was greeted by a delicious melted chocolate core which was to say the least, DIVINE!
You cannot beat the simplicity of a lemon juice and sugar soaked pancake on a crisp morning. It’s sweet, soft, a gorgeous balance of light and heavy and the lemon adds a bit of acidity to balance out the flavours and it is just such a pleasant dish. I decided to add a drop of orange essence in the past and it is so delicious yet simple!
I personally am more of a savoury person than sweet so I decided to try something new this year. I got some vegan Richmond sausages and hash browns out and popped them in the oven whilst I cooked the pancakes. When all was done I set the table and arranged an array of ingredients to make up my savoury pancake plate. I was so excited! I ended up with pancakes topped with hash browns, sausages and then I drizzled maple syrup over them. Yes I know you may find me weird, but I adore maple syrup and hash browns… OMG I just adore it.
Not quite an instagrammable image but this is life ay? So here is my rather busy yet exciting kitchen table during our pancake feast.
I then decided to try something different. DO NOT JUDGE. It may sound bizarre but oh my word these were the best savoury pancakes one has ever had the pleasure of digging into. So I decided to add some grated vegan cheese into the batter. For some I left just that and for others I poured in the batter and whilst the one side was cooking I popped in some small blocks of vegan cheese and cover them with the batter before flipping them over. When I cut into them on my plate I was greeted with oozing cheese which was absolutely divine. I wasn’t sure it would work but my goodness it sure did.
I served it with some branston pickle and loved every bit of it. So Moorish.
My go-to Vegan pancake recipe
I have worked from the BBC good food recipe and have adapted it to suit my taste! It’s always good to start with a base recipe and change it to suit your liking.
- 300 grams of self raising flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 table spoon of sugar
- 1 table spoon of vanilla extract
- 400 ml of plant based milk ( I use soya milk)
- 1 table spoon of oil for cooking. NOT for the batter mixture
For savoury mixture it is the same recipe minus the sugar and vanilla extract. You can add:
- A sprinkle of Garlic granules
- A sprinkle of salt
- A sprinkle of pepper
- A sprinkle of herbs such as rosemary, thyme or parsley depending on your favoured tastes
- You can also add a handful of grated cheese to the batter and then some small cut up squares of cheese to the mixture once poured into the frying pan
Thank you for reading! I’d love to know your favourite recipes, blog posts, youtube videos and pancake toppings in the comments. Also let me know if this post has helped you in wanting to try anything new. I love inspiring so fingers crossed hehe.
Stay wonderful and eat pancakes!