Cornmeal Pancakes

13 Apr

So these do sound strange and different, but they are pretty damn tasty. I had some cornmeal left and was at a loss with what to do with it!! So pancakes, who doesn’t love pancakes?! These are more like scotch pancakes than normal.

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Ingredients:
150g Plain flour
150g Cornmeal
3tbsp Baking powder
4tbsp Caster sugar
2 Eggs
250ml Milk
3tsp Vanilla
75g Melted butter
2 Lemons zested

Estimated time: 20 minutes

Directions:

Weigh and sift all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl ( don’t worry about sifting the cornmeal!). Leave a well in the middle of the mix so the liquid will be easier to mix in.

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In another bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and lemon zest. These don’t have to be completely combined, it won’t make any difference when mixing.

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Slowly mix the liquid into the well of the dry ingredients. Carefully stir this together, don’t worry if lumps form, you can beat them out later 🙂 once all of the liquid is added you can melt the butter in the microwave.

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Once the butter is melted pour this into the batter and mix in, don’t worry that it’s a very thick batter, the cornmeal works as a thickening agent!!

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Now get a frying pan and heat up a small amount of oil. Once the oil is hot, either using a spoon or an ice cream scoop add one spoonful of the batter into the pan. Leave this to cook on the one side for 1-2minutes before flipping over and cooking the other side. These are cooked when they are a nice golden colour 🙂

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Keep going until all of the batter is used up, serve these with what ever syrup or ice cream you want/fancy and enjoy!!

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These are slightly heavier than your normal pancakes, so I advise not to eat all at once :p these are very quick and easy to make, and just right for after a meal or at midday with tea!! Everyone will love these, the cornmeal adds a beautiful colour to them making them that bit different and special 🙂

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