I love pancakes – they are so easy to rustle up, and most of the time you have all the staple ingredients you need knocking about at home, to whisk up a bowl of gluten free batter in no time at all!
Like so many recipes, this gluten free pancake recipe is the same as a standard one, but with a simple switch to gluten free flour or mix instead of regular flour.
I know there are lots of fancy ways of enjoying pancakes. Last year I wrote a blog for Juvela on this very subject, but I have to say, as I mentioned in that blog, my favourite topping is still the good old classic of sugar and lemon. However, I have upgraded my lemon juice over the years from ‘Jif’ lemon to freshly cut wedges!
Ingredients (Makes about 8)
100g gluten free plain flour or mix – on this occasion I used Lidl Just Free gf plain flour
2 large eggs
Pinch of salt
Vegetable oil for frying (Did you know that most standard vegetable oils are made out of rapeseed – which apparently is very good for us. Check the ingredient on the bottle, it really surprised me!)
Pop all the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together to achieve a smooth batter.
Heat a drop of oil – about the size of a 2p is perfect – in a non-stick frying pan. You may only need to add oil for every other pancake.
When the oil is hot, add enough batter so it can be swirled around to cover the bottom of the pan – no ‘rules or regs’ here if you prefer a thicker pancake add more batter.
Check the underside of the pancake is golden and the top has set. If you are feeling brave you can then toss the pancake or if you prefer – and if like me, your tossing skills are not great – just turn it over with a palette knife or fish slice.
Once the pancake is golden on both sides slip it out onto a plate and top with your favourite filling!-
Pancakes are best eaten freshly made, but you can reheat them or even keep them warm in the oven, if you are making a large batch – that’s what I used to do when I was the cook in a Nursing Home and had the pleasure of making pancakes for 41 residents – Happy Days!