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Pancakes for breakfast
Sat 9-Aug-14
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mike.
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Last night I thought that it might be nice to have blueberry pancakes for breakfast so I weighed out the dry ingredients for the batter and washed the blueberries so I'd be ready to go in the morning.

I've just watched an episode of Nigella Express on the Food Network and she made pancakes (very similar recipe to mine) but she made the pancake mix in bulk. Whenever you fancy pancakes you mix one cup of dry with one cup of milk and add an egg. I don't know why that never occurred to me!

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Sat 9-Aug-14
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I've made blueberry & lemon pancakes a few times, I make a big stack of them and freeze what I don't want to eat there and then, interleaved with greaseproof paper and wrapped in a plastic bag.  Then I can just take out a couple and microwave them for a minute, then eat them with a knob of butter (husband doesn't like them much so I only make them for myself or when we have guests staying).

They work just as well with any type of flour really.....I've made them with spelt, rye or buckwheat flour when my gut is being a bit wheat intolerant.

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Sat 9-Aug-14
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I've not tried making them with rye flour (which we often have in). I know that buckwheat is a popular flour to use for pancakes, though I've not tried that either.

The last time I deviated from plain (or SR) flour was when I ground up some porridge oats in the food processor and used half that, half normal flour. They came out well, and I might try using all oats sometime.

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Sun 10-Aug-14
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That's interesting, Mike, as the recipe for carrot cake that I follow, has plain and wholemeal flour. I am in France at the moment, and after I started making it, I realised I had no wholemeal, so I whizzed some oats to replace it. It is probably the best carrot cake of all! 

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When we made a carrot cake last night the recipe called for self raising wholemeal. I used regular wholemeal plus baking powder along with some normal self raising. I might try it with whizzed oats next time - it does sound good. And a cake with fruit, veg and oats must count as some kind of health food big_laugh

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Wed 13-Aug-14
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I can't resist adding my two penn'orth to this thread. Friends were talking recently about pancakes with fresh fruit and cream and describing it as a special occasion treat. I laughed and said I have that for breakfast once or twice a week! Okay, so not quite. I have thick soy yogurt instead of cream. The berries are from my garden, fresh or frozen. The pancakes I make with one of my duck eggs whizzed up with a banana and a couple of tablespoons of gluten free flour. I find self raising is best. I've discovered that if I pour it into a small baking tray and pop it in the oven I can run around feeding the furred and feathered while it cooks. So it's a sort of healthier, everyday version of my friends 'once in a blue moon' luxury treat, but very yummy.

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wave  Oh, must try them!  I presume they would work with ordinary flour.smile

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I saw a pancake recipe which used whizzed up oats, mashed banana and baking powder. That's what gave me the inspiration to whizz up oats for baking.

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That's a good idea about putting it in the oven, Ruthie. 

As an aside, I can't eat duck eggs, they make me feel ill confused

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I am the same Sue, just the thought of them makes me queasy.

I'll try that again!

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The original recipe was for a hen's egg and half a banana, no flour. I added the flour to make them hold together better and any wheat flour will do a better job of that than gluten free. I love my duck eggs. smile

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wave I adore duck eggs and really miss keeping ducks!

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maggenpie said
I can't resist adding my two penn'orth to this thread. Friends were talking recently about pancakes with fresh fruit and cream and describing it as a special occasion treat. I laughed and said I have that for breakfast once or twice a week! Okay, so not quite. I have thick soy yogurt instead of cream. The berries are from my garden, fresh or frozen. The pancakes I make with one of my duck eggs whizzed up with a banana and a couple of tablespoons of gluten free flour. I find self raising is best. I've discovered that if I pour it into a small baking tray and pop it in the oven I can run around feeding the furred and feathered while it cooks. So it's a sort of healthier, everyday version of my friends 'once in a blue moon' luxury treat, but very yummy.

I like the idea of putting them in the oven, will have to try that. I made some from ground almonds last week but when I came to turn them they just fell apart, I think the oven method might work for these.

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Wed 17-Sep-14
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I adore pancakes.  We have them usually, once a week. 

May I ask, what is wholemeal?  Would that be the equivalent of whole wheat flour here in the U.S.?

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Wed 17-Sep-14
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Yes Theresa, they are the same thing.

I'll try that again!

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