Pancake Tuesday is fast approaching, so it's time to whip out those pancake pans and get flipping!! When running the Bed and Breakfast, cooking pancakes everyday is obligatory. I would normally end up flipping up to 20 pancakes every morning, serving them with maple syrup and a homemade berry compote. Here's the recipe for them Sika Lodge's Pancakes.
In continuing my new year health kick, this Pancake Tuesday I'm making a healthier, more wholesome pancake batter this year. Step up the humble sweet potato!! Sweet potatoes are rich in fibre and beta carotene, high in vitamin B, vitamin C and potassium. I've also replaced half the flour with wholemeal flour. In addition I have added baking powder to make the pancakes fluffy.
I found these pancakes are delicious alone with a dash of maple syrup or even some almond butter, but they got me thinking that they would be equally divine with smoked salmon and a chive & creme fraiche dressing. It would be a superb and elegant dinner party starter.
As my little girl has gone crazy for these, I am wrapping the leftovers and placing them in a freezer bag and freezing them for future snack times. They will merely take 30 seconds to defrost in the microwave.
- 70g of plain flour
- 50g of wholemeal whole
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 egg
- 300ml of milk
- 1 tbsp of maple syrup
- Pierce the sweet potato all over with a sharp knife, wrap in 2 sheets of kitchen paper and cook in the microwave for five minutes.
- Peel the cooked potato, mash it and cool completely.
- To make the batter, mix the flours, and the baking powder in a wide bowl. Add the egg to the milk and beat well.
- Make a well in the centre of the flour mix and pour in the milk and egg.
- Whisk well to incorporate the batter.
- Add the maple syrup and mashed sweet potato, and continue to whisk until everything is completely incorporated.
- Allow the batter to stand for an hour if you have the time.
- Heat a non stick pan on a medium heat and pour in a ladle full amount of batter per pancake.
- Wait for little bubble holes to appear on the pancake before turning to brown the other side.