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Offline Penabby

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« on: 10 February 2013, 02:23:11 PM »
Hi guys, just wanted to share the experimenting I have been doing with pancakes. Of course you can have them any time of the day not just for breakfast, but I know people struggle with anything low carb other than eggs for breakfast, and even though I absolutely love eggs, even I am getting bored. These are really quick too and you can have them sweet or savoury and very adaptable. With pancake day coming up thought it might help some people resist!

Low carb pancakes.

1 1/2 tbsp Flax meal.
1 1/2 tbsp almond flour.
1 tsp baking flour.
1 egg
bit of cream or milk to get the right batter consistency.

Sweet additions optional:

splenda (or any equivalent) to taste
vanilla extract
cinnamon
nutmeg
chopped nuts (I added crushed hazelnuts to mine)

Serve with fresh berries and cream. maybe some sf syrup if you have any, would be lovely (reminds me I must get some, miss maple syrup).

Savoury:

Seeds. (I have a pot of savoury mixed seeds from sainsburys that worked well)
cheese.
Galic salt
Anything herbs or spices you fancy really.

I served mine with bacon and tomatoes.

Have read that some people cook them and use them like bread for a sandwiches.

I really enjoyed mine and like I said they are so adaptable and do not have the egginess that most substitutes have. :)


~Penny~
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: pancakes
« Reply #1 on: 10 February 2013, 03:51:27 PM »

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Have read that some people cook them
Erm... there's no mention of cooking method in your recipe Penabby, but I assume you also cook the recipe you posted?  Do you do them in a frying pan or microwave? 

We had a pancake recipe in the old forum, but IIRC they were more like drop scones.... how do these ones come out?
Patti


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Offline Penabby

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Re: pancakes
« Reply #2 on: 10 February 2013, 04:17:32 PM »
sorry, I presumed everyone knows how to cook pancakes, I fry them in some butter and oil, just like you would normal pancakes :)
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Offline Penabby

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Re: pancakes
« Reply #3 on: 10 February 2013, 04:20:14 PM »
mine came out just like normal pancakes, the recipe is quite thick if you dont add the extra liquid, so I just tweaked it so I got a pancake consistancy, depending on the amount of liquid I guess you could make thick ones too.  Sorry not used to posting recipes, this makes just one large pancake and is really quick, only takes a few minutes.
~Penny~
Diagnosed type 2 2012
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HbA1c May 2012 - 12 (108)
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: pancakes
« Reply #4 on: 10 February 2013, 04:32:56 PM »
 
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sorry, I presumed everyone knows how to cook pancakes, I fry them in some butter and oil, just like you would normal pancakes :)
Penabby, Apologies, I was being a bit tongue in cheek!  No offence meant.

However, from my experience of posting recipes on this forum and the archive forum I've found that if you don't dot the "i"s and cross the "t"s some pedantic so and so (like me in this thread  :-* ) will either misunderstand or come back and point it out.  Plus, I've also discovered that not everyone is at the same level cookery-wise and some people don't actually know quite simple techniques e.g. whereas I would once write "make a thick cheese sauce", now I start off with exactly how to make a roux and continue with all the steps after that.

As regards pancakes I was rather taken aback in the supermarket on Saturday by people examining and reading the instructions on those packets of pancake mix.  I felt like leaning over and saying "It's only flour, milk and an egg you know". ;D   
   
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Offline sedge

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Re: pancakes
« Reply #5 on: 10 February 2013, 04:55:30 PM »
I know, dreadful, isn't it?

Said the woman who these days has such trouble getting a Yorkshire Pud to rise (gotta be the oven cos I can make em rise at my daughter's) she purchases Aunt Bessie's bake yourself ones.  I haven't stooped as low as the pre-cooked ones yet....... 
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: pancakes
« Reply #6 on: 10 February 2013, 05:00:30 PM »
My oven won't make yorkshires either!  I've tried, several peeps who didn't believe me have tried... no one has succeeded.  I used to make ace yorkshire puds too!
Patti


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Offline feejee

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Re: pancakes
« Reply #7 on: 10 February 2013, 05:29:53 PM »
at last a recipe that i can use my milled flax seed with that sounds like it will taste nice! 

I will definitely be trying this one on Tuesday!   
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Offline Penabby

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Re: pancakes
« Reply #8 on: 10 February 2013, 06:19:02 PM »
oh no you mentioned yourshire puddings!! I want.... I make the best ones!  :'(  they can be tricky beggers, you may have to adapt your recipe to your oven, I used to get away with making them with 1 egg, but now I have to use two, dont ask me why, just different ovens. x
~Penny~
Diagnosed type 2 2012
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HbA1c May 2012 - 12 (108)
HbA1c Feb 2013 - 8.5 (69)
HbA1c Dec 2013 - 6.1 (43)

Offline Penabby

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Re: pancakes
« Reply #9 on: 10 February 2013, 06:20:32 PM »
at last a recipe that i can use my milled flax seed with that sounds like it will taste nice! 

I will definitely be trying this one on Tuesday!

Oh I hope you like them, you may have to tweak things to your taste x
~Penny~
Diagnosed type 2 2012
Metformin 500mg x2 daily.

HbA1c May 2012 - 12 (108)
HbA1c Feb 2013 - 8.5 (69)
HbA1c Dec 2013 - 6.1 (43)

Offline Penabby

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Re: pancakes
« Reply #10 on: 10 February 2013, 06:23:56 PM »

Penabby, Apologies, I was being a bit tongue in cheek!  No offence meant.
 

no offence taken, it flew straight over my head :)
I can understand and should have thought of putting the method in, silly me.
~Penny~
Diagnosed type 2 2012
Metformin 500mg x2 daily.

HbA1c May 2012 - 12 (108)
HbA1c Feb 2013 - 8.5 (69)
HbA1c Dec 2013 - 6.1 (43)