Pancakes are always a favourite in our household, so with all the blackberries around recently, I decided to make some blackberry pancakes. For sweet pancakes, I always include sugar in the batter.
Ingredients (makes about 10 pancakes)
600 ml milk
2 tbsp granulated sugar
Wash the blackberries and ensure there are no bits of stalk or leaf.
In a large jug, whisk the eggs, sugar, flour and milk.
Add the blackberries to the jug.
Spray the oil into a frying pan and heat on the hob over a medium heat.
Pour some of the batter into the pan and allow to spread to your desired pancake size.
Cook the pancakes about 2 minutes on each side.
Serve and enjoy.
Although my pancakes may not be the most elegant looking pancakes, they are very tasty especially when served with maple syrup. And if you are after a savoury pancake, take a look at my Green Pancakes recipe.
Disclosure. This post is an entry to the Rix Recipe competition
As we approach Shrove Tuesday, I thought it would be an ideal time to post about the green pancakes I cooked using Swiss Chard. This is a vegetable that I wasn’t very familiar with before receiving some in my fruit and vegetable box, which I won for the Lunch Less Ordinary challenge. For others who are unfamiliar with Swiss Chard, it is fairly similar to spinach.
Ingredients (serves 2 adults and 2 children)
100g Swiss chard leaves
30g leek (preferably the green end)
300 ml milk
Salt and pepper
Separate the chard leaves from the stalks (save the stalks for another recipe).
Tear chard into small pieces and chop leek.
Use a food processor to finely chop the chard leaves and leek.
In a large jug, whisk the eggs, flour and milk.
Add the greens to the jug.
Season with salt and pepper and stir well.
In an oiled pan over a medium heat, cook the pancakes about 2 minutes on each side.
Serve and enjoy.
Even more colourful with food colouring added
If like one of my sons, you don’t think they are green enough, you can always add a couple of drops of food colouring, (as shown above). These pancakes are delicious as a light main meal spread with philadelphia and served with a side salad. Also nice on their own. And the recipe can easily be varied. Another family favourite is courgette and sweetcorn pancakes.
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