Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Flipping happy....

Considering pancakes are the symbol of all things bland we don't half get excited about them. Round, bland and flat. Flour, eggs and milk. Hardly food to lust over. But having just left a shop full of students who's trollies were filled with jugs of pancake mix and bags of lemons it seems pancakes are a welcome break from the indulgence of Valentines day.

Perhaps it's what they symbolise. A day of eating out of cupboards before the hopefulness of Easter.

Perhaps they conceal our childlike want for a something our parents will let us eat for tea despite it being a cake....

Well I have a secret to tell. Three weeks ago I found out I am dairy intolerant. (And beef intolerant!) The irony of having a blog called the Clotted Cream Diaries and then finding out you can't eat the stuff...

So today I made these....

Soya Milk and Bryher Jam Pancakes.....

8oz self raising flour
1 pint soya milk
2 eggs
1 pinch salt

Sieve the flour into a bowl and add the soya milk, eggs and salt. Mix to form a batter.

Put a tsp of sunflower oil in a pan and add a big spoonful of mix. Tip around the pan to spread about.

When bubbles start to form on the surface, flip it over.

Serve with a big blob of Bryher strawberry jam and some grated orange.
I have to say these were just as good as normal pancakes....fluffy and light....and not at all bland.


  1. Agh, that's funny, I was asking a non-dairy eater at work today if they made pancakes with soya and they said yes, they are pretty much like normal pancakes. Sorry to hear about your intolerances though - what a pain for you.

  2. How annoying to have to go off dairy, but fingers crossed you will feel fabulous!
    PS This might be useful to you http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=34490