There is no special day to eat pancakes, is there? You can have them for breakfast with sugar and lime juice or with chocolate spread or jam. You can make them savoury and have them for lunch and the best bit you can have them with ice-cream for dessert. Oh the versatility!!
When I was given an opportunity to take part in a blogger challenge for Pancakes, it was an offer I could not turn down. Besides I was being provided with the OXO Flip and Fold Omlettle Turner to make the pancakes. And with Pancake Tuesday on 4th March, it called for some serious paractice which means that I have very happy children in the house. 🙂
During half term, the children were always hungry – no it’s not because I was not feeding them but holidays do seem to have that kind of effect on them. So, I had many opportunities to try out pancakes. They are so easy to make and ready in minutes.
This is a savoury pancake recipe that is lovely for breakfast /brunch or a light dinner.
100 g plain flour
100 ml water
200 ml milk
1 tsp salt
2 spring onions finely chopped
½ teaspoon Chinese five spice (optional)
I small garlic clove (finely chopped)
Lightly fry the spring onions in a tablespoon of oil. Make sure that they do not brown. Set aside.
Beat the egg and add it to the flour with the salt.
Mix the milk and the water and add slowly to the flour mixing gently till it forms a creamy batter.
Add the spring onions, garlic and five spice and mix together.
Pour a little oil into a non-stick frying pan.
Add about 2 tablespoons of batter and spread across the pan.
After it appears not to be runny, slowly start to roll the pancake till the end.
The result – a perfectly rolled savoury pancake. Serve with ketchup for children or chilli sauce for adults.
It also makes a great snack as you can cut it into pieces and serve with a dip of soy sauce and chilli sauce.
A few things to keep in mind:
Ensure the fire is not too hot or the pancake will brown and this pancake is not supposed to be.
Start rolling the pancake before it gets completely set or it will break up.
What we thought of the OXO Flip and Fold Omlette Turner
The Flip and Fold Pancake tool from OXO was truly great for making this kind of pancake in particular as it helped not to break it up. I had tried it before and very often the pancake would break up especially with a steel spoon. The soft flexible edges make it easy to roll this pancake. The shape and sturdy handle ensures that you have complete control while picking the pancake up.
We have also made other types of pancakes with the OXO Flip and Fold Omlette Turner and omlettes too have been a breeze to fold.
Disclosure: I was sent the OXO Flip and Fold Omlette Turner to try out for the purpose of this challenge. All ideas and opinions are my own.