Flipping Nora, it’s pancake day tomorrow!

Pancake recipe with Spelt flour Is it really pancake day already? I love a pancake. Any type, American, crepe, big, small, they all work for me. I’m a batter girl. Give me anything made with batter – or covered in it for that matter and I’ll love it.

Last week I picked up a copy of The Sainsburys magazine. Have you seen it? As you would expect it’s jam packed full of amazing recipes and foodie ideas but boy is the photography good – even Tim mentioned how good the recipes looked. This month the Ed’s letter explains how they plan, test and re-test each recipe before shooting it which really took me back to the taste test days at Woman & Home magazine. And who should be included in that front page letter? My lovely friend Mitzie whom I met while at W&H. Mitzie is amazing. Her recipes have appeared in so many magazines I couldn’t even start to list them all, so when I got to the page with a pic of her above her Spelt flour pancakes recipe I knew I had to give them a go.

So what is Spelt flour?

Spelt isn’t something I’ve tried before. It’s a bit more clumpy than regular flour but feels the same when you sieve it.  It comes from a cereal grain similar to wheat and has some great nutritional qualities. It holds onto protein better but it’s still not suitable for people with a gluten free diet (sorry you guys!) You can use it instead of regular flour but recipes do tend to rise up a little more so watch for baking times with cakes.

Mitzie's Spelt flour pancakes

Mitzie's Spelt flour pancakes

  • 100g white spelt (or plain) flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 175ml milk
  • 1 x 170g pot 0% Greek yogurt
  • 40g butter, melted
  • 1 tsp honey
  1. Put the flour in a medium bowl with a pinch of salt and add the egg and about a third of the milk. Whisk until smooth and lump free, then gradually whisk in the remaining milk, 1 tablespoon of the yogurt, the melted butter and honey.
  2. Heat a 16cm nonstick frying pan, and when hot, add about 2 tablespoons of the pancake mixture to the pan and swirl it around until the mixture thinly coats the pan. Cook for 2 minutes or until golden and brown underneath. Flip over and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes, until golden. As they are made, put the pancakes onto a plate, cover them with foil and keep them warm in a low oven while making the rest.
  3. To serve, top the warm pancakes with a spoonful of Greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey and a few berries – add a wedge of lemon on the side to squeeze over, too.
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I made a batch of Mitzie’s Spelt pancakes for myself and Beau for lunch on Saturday. We filled them with cream cheese then rolled them up and put them back in the pan to melt the cheese a little more. We ate them all! Darcey was due home soon after so I made a whole other batch which she ate with maple syrup, lemon and sugar and a touch of cream – serious sweet tooth going on there- I have no idea where she gets it from!  She ate the whole batch in one go. By herself! So you can see – they’re really good!

Top tip for pancake day

The pancakes can be made and stored for later. I have done this loads with deep American pancakes. All you need to do is place a piece of baking paper between each pancake to stop them sticking. Re-heat in the pan or microwave or if you’re Darcey just eat them cold.

This recipe calls for melted butter in the batter so you don’t need to oil the pan. This worked so well I’m wondering if it would work with other pancake recipes too! I’m going to try it next time. Let me know how you guys get on with the added butter if you give it a try. Just leave a comment below.

Darcey enjoying her Spelt flour

Enjoy!

EmmaMT x

Disclaimer: Thanks to Sainsburys for the pancake hamper that was waiting for me when I got home from work last week. It’s been yummy! Thanks too for giving me permission to share Mitzie’s Spelt pancake recipe. All thoughts and ramblings are my own.

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3 Comments on Flipping Nora, it’s pancake day tomorrow!

  1. I made them with buttermilk instead of milk and added 1t vanilla. I think I could have gone with 2t baking powder (because of the buttermilk), so I’ll try that next time. Great recipe, thank you! 

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