Porridge Pancakes

If, like me, you never get the porridge quantities quite right in the mornings, these are a great solution to the problem of what to do with the leftovers. Credit where it’s due: the idea was Allegra’s initially – one day, looking at all the porridge still in the pot, she mused out loud, “I wonder if you can make […]

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Silver Dollar Pancakes

The recipe for these tiny, American-style pancakes was in my book, A Year In 120 Recipes. I like mine with traditional maple syrup and crisp bacon, but have them as you will. Makes around 20 mini-pancakes,to serve 4 plain flour 200g baking powder 1 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp salt a pinch eggs 2 butter 30g, melted, plus extra for frying […]

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Leftover-Porridge Pancakes

I never seem to get the porridge quantities quite right in the mornings, and have recently embarked on a series of experiments with teacups and measuring cups, trying to work out the exact amount of oats and water and milk needed to make two small bowls of porridge for two small children – but no matter how carefully calculated, there’s […]

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No-eggs little dollar pancakes

Yesterday morning we woke the toddlers with a promise of pancakes for breakfast, one of the small pleasures of the half term holidays being that breakfast can be a more leisurely family affair, rather than a melee of cereals and juice while trying to make packed lunches and brush hair and keep uniforms clean, one eye on the clock watching […]

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BANANA PANCAKES

What do you make for breakfast when you have bananas, eggs, milk and flour? Banana pancakes of course! Ingredients (made 6 good sized pancakes. 100g flour 100ml milk 1 egg 1 banana, or 2 if you want to go wild 2 tbsp oil Handful of sultanas – I’d normally add these but I don’t have any 😦 Finely slice the […]

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APPLE & SULTANA PANCAKES

Serves around 3, depending on age, appetite, and how much of a pancake fiend you are… Ingredients: 100g flour (SR for light fluffy pancakes, but plain is fine too) 100ml milk 1 egg 1 apple, very finely sliced Handful of sultanas (50g approx) 2 tbsp oil Finely slice the apple, I used a vegetable peeler, and pop to one side. […]

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Reader Recipes: Joy’s Maple And Banana Pancakes

Joy’s Banana and bacon pancakes with maple syrup. Ingredients to serve 1: 1 rasher of Sainsbury’s basic bacon 30g self raising flour 1 small very ripe banana 60mls milk – or 30ml milk and 30ml water very small pinch salt Small knob of butter, if needed 1 tsp maple syrup to drizzle over. Method: Fry the bacon in its own fat until cooked and as you like it. Set aside in a warm oven. Keep the fat. Wipe around the pan if there are any over browned bits left and you don’t like them. Make the batter. Place the flour and the pinch of salt in a bowl and add 1/3 of the banana, mushed up (I used my hands). Add the milk and whisk into a batter. It won’t be totally smooth because of the banana, unless you zizz it. Make sure the bacon pan is hot (add a little butter if needed) and pour in half the batter. Fry on one side, then turn and fry the other side, then tip onto a warmed plate and keep warm. Do the same with the other half of the batter – you’ll maybe need a little butter in the pan first. Thinly slice the rest of the banana. Serve by arranging the two pancakes on the warm plate, scatter over the sliced banana, top with the bacon and then drizzle the 1tsp of maple syrup over the top. Eat straight […]

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Go on, be a tosser. (9 easy pancake recipes, from vegan to gluten free, leftover porridge and everything in between.)

Apparently we don’t bother with pancakes on Pancake Day any more. That’s what a press release that landed in my email inbox this afternoon told me; that we, as country, aren’t all tossers. We don’t flip out. We no longer belong in the gang of whisk-pour-fry-flip-lemon-sugar-munchers. I simply don’t believe it, and I hope you will all prove me wrong. […]

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Beetballs! 6p each. (V)

 These beetballs are based on a beetroot burger recipe from Lee Watson’s incredible vegan recipe book, Peace And Parsnips. If you follow my social media, you might have seen me evangelise about this book once or twice; in fact, such is my vim and vigour for this beautiful culinary bible that I put it on the desks of the country’s […]

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A week in the tummies of Jack and SB, the results!

Hi lovely readers! Do you remember last week I asked you to help me out with recipe ideas for my food shop? Well, over 300 ideas were sent in here, on Facebook and on Twitter, and I spent the week making a few that had caught my eye. To recap: here’s what I had to work with: http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/01/27/turning-the-tables-heres-my-food-what-should-i-make-this-week/ And here’s what I made: TUESDAY: Breakfast: Apple granola – http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/01/28/apple-crumble-granola/ Lunch: Spiced split pea and yoghurt soup – http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/01/28/spiced-split-pea-and-yoghurt-soup/ Dinner: Pasta with turkey and chickpea meatballs, tomato, spinach and Greek cheese – http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/01/29/turkey-and-chickpea-meatballs-with-pasta-spinach-onion-and-crumbled-not-feta-cheese/ WEDNESDAY: Breakfast: Apple granola – http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/01/28/apple-crumble-granola/ Lunch: Spiced split pea and yoghurt pasta bake with cheese – http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/01/30/pasta-bake-with-leftover-spiced-split-pea-and-yoghurt-soup/ Dinner: Turkey meatball and two bean stew – http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/01/29/turkey-meatball-stew-with-green-and-white-beans/ THURSDAY: Breakfast: Banana pancakes – http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/01/30/banana-pancakes/ Lunch: Spiced split pea and yoghurt pasta bake with cheese http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/01/30/pasta-bake-with-leftover-spiced-split-pea-and-yoghurt-soup/ Dinner: Mackerel and spinach chowder – http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/01/30/mackerel-and-spinach-chowder/ FRIDAY: Breakfast: Sweet mandarin Bircher – http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/01/31/sweet-mandarin-breakfast-bircher-31p/ Lunch: Roast carrot and Greek cheese soup Dinner: Smoked mackerel kedgeree – http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/01/31/smoked-mackerel-kedgeree-89p/ SATURDAY: Breakfast: Pitta bread with fried sardines and runny egg – http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/02/01/toasted-pitta-bread-topped-with-chunks-of-fried-sardine-and-a-runny-egg-44p/ Lunch: Roast carrot and Greek cheese soup Dinner: Carrot, cumin and kidney bean burgers with rainbow rice – http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/04/06/carrot-cumin-kidney-bean-burger-9p/ SUNDAY: Breakfast: Apple pancakes (these without the sultanas) – http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/11/20/apple-sultana-pancakes-22p/ Lunch: Avgolemono soup Dinner: Mushroom, spinach and garlic risotto MONDAY: Breakfast: Sweet mandarin Bircher – http://agirlcalledjack.com/2014/01/31/sweet-mandarin-breakfast-bircher-31p/ Lunch: Mushroom, garlic and soft cheese soup Dinner: Carrot, cumin and kidney bean burgers with rice and green beans – […]

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APPLE CRISPS

I had some finely sliced apple left over from my pancakes this morning, so decided to make some apple crisps for Small Boy to have later in the day as a snack. I only have a mini fridge at the moment, so fridge space is at a premium – thought these were something I could pop in a bag and […]

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