Wednesday already again and I thought that I would continue with sharing my grandmother’s recipes: this time for pancakes! I know, most of you probably have your own favourite pancake recipe but then just skip the recipe and go directly to the serving suggestions.
3 decilitres (i.e 300 ml or 3/10th of a litre) flour
6 decilitres milk
a pinch of salt
Whisk the ingredients together and start frying the pancakes in some butter. I usually use two frying pans to speed up the process, and using a measuring-cup (one decilitre) to pour the pancake batter into the pans – in that way you always get more or less the same sized pancakes!
Why not use whole wheat flour? O bought the “wrong” flour by mistake the other day and really, the pancakes tasted just as good and maybe were a little healthier?!
Serve the pancakes the normal way with jam, maple syrup, sugar and lemon juice, whipped cream, fresh fruit or maybe some Nutella (O’s favourite)… or make savoury pancakes, i.e crêpes, which fit perfectly if you have used darker flour!
Tip: Actually, the pancake recipe is just enough for two people (at least for O and I) to first have a weekend pancake brunch and then have crêpes as dinner on Monday evening!
You need the following ingredients:
a few slices of ham (smoked, cooked or dried – we actually used some Spanish jamón) cheese in thin slices – we used a very tasty hard goat’s cheese with herbs mushrooms – cut in quarters if small, otherwise smaller pieces onion – chopped fresh spinach – a handful of leaves
Start by frying the chopped onion, and mushrooms in some olive oil + some salt & pepper, and add the spinach leaves after a few minutes. When the spinach has wilted, turn down the heat but keep warm under a lid. You can add some cream / sour cream if you’d like but it is also perfect as it is (we never have cream at home). Heat some butter in 1-2 frying pans and prepare the crêpes by putting a few slices of ham and cheese on every pancake, roll up and heat for ~2 minutes in the frying pans. Serve with the mushroom & spinach mix.