We made these amazing pancakes yesterday, they taste just as good as their non-vegan equivalent, we must have got through about 50 of them between us! Try with savory or sweet fillings, we had vegan cheese, vegan chorizo and spinach followed by maple syrup and sugar with lemon juice. Happy belated pancake day!
Makes roughly 4 big pancakes
125 grams wholemeal flour,
1 heaped teaspoon soy flour,
250 milliliters soy milk,
1 pinch salt,
A few knobs of vitalite, other buttery spread or vegetable oil.
Toffutti mozzarella style vegan cheese, Spacebar vegan chorizo and wilted spinach,
Organic maple syrup,
Freshly squeezed lemon juice and golden caster sugar.
Roughly sift the flour into a large mixing bowl and add the salt and soy flour,
Add the milk a little at a time as you wisk it together into a smooth batter,
Some people say that leaving the batter to stand for a while makes it better so don’t be afraid to make it in advance,
Heat your best non stick frying pan at the highest heat setting until the pan is scorching hot,
Add the knob of butter to the hot pan and use a scrunched up piece of kitchen towel to spread the butter or oil evenly around the pan,
Pour a little of the batter into the centre of the pan and tilt the pan to make it spread to the edges evenly, to prevent an undercooked and doughy pancake spread the batter quite thinly,
If there are any gaps add a little more batter to fill them,
Leave the pancake until the top has turned solid then lift the pan from the heat, give it a shake and with one quick, confident motion flip it over,
If you really can’t flip, try emptying out the pancake onto a plate, turning the pan upside down, pushing both together then turning them upside down before removing the plate,
Now add any toppings you want to wilt, melt or heat up, we like to partially wilt the spinach beforehand but toffutti cheese with lots of pepper melts gorgeously like this,
We also tend to fold our pancake in the pan at this point if we’re making a savory one,
Once your toppings have melted, wilted or heated or a two to three minutes have passed tip out the pancake onto a plate,
If you haven’t folded it roll it then add any extra toppings and enjoy!