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We had a quiet few days or so food-wise with Dom being sick & getting over being sick but this week he loved 2 things – the tuna croquettes from the BLW cookbook, and a veggie shepherd’s pie out of my head.  A review of the former is to follow, and the recipe for the latter when I remember what I did!

In the meantime I’ve posted these before.  In a lazy move, I’ve decided the recipe needs a reprisal.  I have justification, they’ve gotten the most feedback of any recipe on here on the mum & kids forum I usually frequent.  So go ahead, make them, and enjoy!

Amy’s Best Pancakes (feeds Erik, Amy, Siggy & now Mark, Jill & Dominic ) (adapted from Gourmet)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed with a fork (you can leave out the banana and the ‘cakes are still good but the banana adds fluff and the perfect level of sweetness)

Whisk together all ingredients and drop by 1/4 cupful into med-hot frying pan, greased with vegetable oil. Flip when cakes begin to bubble. Flip again after 30 seconds or so, but don’t flatten with spatula. Keep in a warm oven until all batter is used up. I usually end up with around 12 (give or take a cake) 3-inch pancakes.

Next move this weekend hopefully, is to make double the batter, make all the pancakes and try freezing them for snacks.*  I reckon they’d defrost super quick. Dominic gets his brekkie in creche, but he can get a bit whingey in the morning and we’ve found a snack does the trick to keep him happy, and occupied enough in his high chair that we can rush around making our lunches/folding nappies/digging out the bike helmets/whooshing the cats out.

So far we’ve been giving him a cheese straw or half a rice cake with almond butter but i’d like to see how the pancakes work as snacks, with a view to sending them into creche for him too (to ease the oft-mentioned Organix related guilt!)

– Jill

*I’ve 10 sitting out cooling ready to go in the freezer now. They’d better freeze well!

 

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