Tag Archive: Pancakes

Amsterdam Trip report (part 4 of 5): Proffertjes – little Dutch pancakes

November 21, 2016

I have one more report about Amsterdam but it’s not ready and I had to share with you the recipe for these little yeast pancakes they eat all over Amsterdam. My obsession during our stay other than art were these little pancakes they call proffertjes. Once I tried them a couldn’t go a day without. Proffertjes are served anytime although it is essentially a breakfast item. They are made with a yeast dough and cooked... View Article

Dutch Baby pancakes

June 6, 2016

Baked in a cast iron skillet, these are a cross between pancake and a popover. The simple batter contains eggs, butter, flour, milk and sugar with a little vanilla flavouring. It’s best to whip it up in a blender so it’s lump free. Once it’s ready, you pour it into a heated cast iron skillet and slide it into the oven. Within minutes the batter will puff up creating it own raised sides “bowl” ready... View Article

Mini buttermilk pancakes with berries

July 6, 2015

My daughter Jade was home this weekend and it was fun spending time around the table visiting and enjoying her company. Summer breakfast on the patio is special, especially when you can linger without a major agenda calling you away. Pancakes were always a weekend breakfast treat when the kids where growing up and I try to keep the momentum going when they visit now. I made these simple buttermilk pancakes with no frills and... View Article

Red quinoa and Chia Seeds Mini Pancakes

May 30, 2015

Two pancake recipes in one week seems like a lot but that’s how sometime things go. I cooked red quinoa the other day and wanted to try it in a couple of different dishes. Pairing it with vegetgables is the predictable choice (and I did make red quinoa with shaved carrots and asparagus) but I thought I’d try it with pancakes and loved the results. The pancakes had nutty flavour with good texture and the... View Article

Mini banana pancakes with banana and blueberries

May 24, 2015

Summer is time for leisurely breakfasts on the patio and although most of the time it is oatmeal or whole grains, sometimes I indulge in a little treat. Pancakes and waffles with fresh fruit, maple syrup and whipped cream are high on my “indulge” list.  And I like them small: compact and puffy little disks that can play the main role or be a side-kick, whatever else you are serving. For this recipe I chopped... View Article

Fermented pancakes – vegan, no oil, no eggs, no dairy, no sugar

March 2, 2015

A healthier alternative to regular pancakes that are loaded with eggs, butter, sugar and dairy, this easy recipe calls for mixing flour and water and letting it sit covered for several hours or overnight before cooking. The flour ferments and lightens with the air bubbles and the pancakes are surprisingly light and delicious. This morning I used half white flour and half garbanzo flour because that was what I had in the pantry but I... View Article

Quinoa buttermilk pancakes

September 22, 2014

If you have been following this blog you would know that I am a big fan of the breakfast ritual. I consider a leisurely breakfast a luxury and indulge in it whenever possible. Not every day. Most mornings breakfast is a steaming bowl of oatmeal with seasonal fruits enjoyed on the patio when the weather is good or indoors when it’s too cold outside, but even then, simple as it is, I try to enjoy... View Article

Cauliflower Fritters

September 16, 2013

Once in a while I make fritters. I don’t deep fry them in oil but rather cook them on a lightly oiled electric griddle, much like you would cook pancakes. They are delicious and can be served as an “entree” of a vegetarian meal, or if you make them small they are nice as an appetizer. I posted other fritters recipes a while back here and here and they generated a lot of traffic on the... View Article

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

August 24, 2012

Blueberries are plump and sweet right now and it’s hard not to buy them by the caseload. Some of them made it into a few jars of jam, some into simple desserts (Blueberry Buckle, to be posted) and a few get incorporated into breakfast foods, whether on top of cereal or, as in this recipe, inside and on top of pancakes. I make these lovely breakfast treats in regular size or in mini form. For... View Article

Mini Banana-Orange Pancakes

July 8, 2012

These last few days in Kelowna have been lovely, although I didn’t get to cook any dinners. With all the gorgeous produce in the markets I was eager to cook but I am coming back next weekend and staying for a while so will get to do more cooking then. I did have plenty of opportunities though to prepare snack food and I posted some of them in the last few days. This morning is... View Article

Corn and Feta savoury Cakes

May 31, 2012

I have a few different ways of making corn cakes, some lighter, like this recipe, some more substantial that I will post later. Serve them for breakfast, lunch or dinner with creme fraiche, beans or on their own. In spite of the salty feta, they are also good with maple syrup. Makes about 8-10 pancakes. Ingredients: 2 cup white corn kernels 1 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled 1 tablespoon corn oil... View Article

Banana Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

April 11, 2012

Who doesn’t like pancakes for a leisurely weekend breakfast now and then? Light and fluffy, sweet and satisfying, weekend breakfast at my house often includes pancakes of one kind or another. The key to making pancakes is to not over mix the batter. Mix it lightly and allow some lumps to remain. You can also separate the yolks from the whites, beat the whites to soft peaks and then incorporate them into the batter. I... View Article