Are you doing pancakes tonight? They are usually made with eggs, milk and flour, but have you tried them made with just flour and water? Doesn’t sound all that appealing does it, but I couldn’t tell the difference between my usual ones, made with eggs and milk, and these ones. If you are having to really count the pence, this could be doable, where egg and milk ones weren’t. They don’t keep well however, they go a bit, sort of, flabby, and soft. So eat them fresh. Made with eggs and milk, pancakes will freeze, or keep a couple of days in the fridge. This version is vegan if that is of interest to you
Try them, and see what you think.
This amount of flour made 5 in my 20cm frying pan
Pancakes, lemon and sugar
100g value flour, 45p/1.5kg, 3p
Oil to cook, 1 tbslp, 2p
2 tbslp lemon juice, 50p/250ml Sainsbury, 6p
2 tblsp sugar, 88p/1kg, 20g, 3p
Whisk the flour and water together to make a smooth paste. Heat a frying pan and add a little oil, half a tsp. When the pan is hot, but not smoking, add a fifth of the batter. Cook until set and the underside has golden spots on it, flip over and do the other side. Put on a plate, and repeat with the other 4 pancakes, adding a tiny bit of oil when needed.
Sprinkle with sugar and about half a tsp of lemon juice for the classic pudding.
Other delectable fillings include Nutella (or here, of course, we would use the value jar) and banana
Dulce de leche and banana, maybe with a scoop of ice cream
Peanut butter and jam or banana, again, maybe with ice cream
A dollop of jam and a dollop of cream or ice cream
Any fruit compote with cream or ice cream, so maybe slices of apple fried in butter, with a sprinkle of cinnamon, or grapes gently cooked in butter, or early rhubarb, maybe with a spritz of orange zest
Then there are all the savoury options, have a look here at the post for Spinach Stuffed Pancakes, or Pancakes Stuffed with Carrots, Onions,Peas and Soft Cheese, both of which have lots of other suggestions. Or there is a whole post of 101 ways to fill a pancake
These feature in Meal Plan 2, a complete 7 day plan for 2 adults. Contains 3 meals a day, plus snacks , all recipes and a shopping list
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