Work, home, move to another apartments, wedding preparations, all in one in one moment, and a cat running around. But I really like everything that is happening now. The Lent is over and we are now continue eating as usual with a focus on whole eating, but, honestly, we need some time to get used to our new home. We now spent more time going to work as well, so sometimes I am too lazy to cook. And that is not good, of course! Here is a thought of a day- make your schedule and abide it! Make sure you spend your time on work, with family and some time with your hobby. That is difficult, but that is the beginning.
But one thing never changes (No, I am not talking about Fallout games series:) – breakfast. Breakfast, morning, pancakes. I am learning how to use cast iron frying pan and it is unique experience, actually, a bit difficult, but the results are nice. But we will talk about cast iron later one. Now we will talk about pancakes. Even the Lent is over, I still prefer to make vegan pancakes sometimes, just because you don’t really need eggs and cow milk to make magnificent pancakes!
And now here is the thing- when I first started writing the blog, I thought that I would just translate from Russian to English and post the text, but now I see that it is not correct. Of course, some posts will be just translated and that is all, but some posts will be different because I would like to deliver different info to different people. In the case of pancakes, I want to tell you how important and popular that dish is for russian people.
For me pancakes are connected with my childhood and the summer outside the city, at houses of my grandmothers (they live is different cities and I always spent one month near Moscow and one month in Kazan each summer). We got lots of different pancakes recipes availibale, most of them on milk, butter milk or kefir (I suppose that is common only for CIS and Russian territories), but that is possible to make pancakes on water and yeast as well as on porridge and I will make some of those recipes later. Pancakes are commonly eated with almost anything starting from meat or fish to compotes, jams and ice creams. I really love the thing that no matter what your diet is, you may always eat pancakes, just swap the ingredients a bit and you will have a great result.
Now to recipe:
- 1 flax egg
- 1 tb.spoon vegetable oil
- 1 tb.spoon maple syrup
- 1 t.spoon baking powder
- ½ t.spoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 250-260 ml almond (coconut) milk
- 35 gr wholegrain flour
- 135 gr flour
- 2 tb.spoon oatmeal
- 1 banana
- Make flax egg (1tb.spoon flax seed meal + 2.5tb.spoon water for 5 minutes)
- Add oil, syrup, soda, powder, salt, next add almond milk and mix with spatula. Do not overmix
- Next add oatmeal and flour, mix a bit.
- Let the batter rest for 15 minutes.
- Start making small pancakes, you may add a bit of oil to the pan before each pancakes. Just 1-2 minutes till you see the bubbles, you will have 6 small pancakes that will be enough for 2 people breakfast.
- Add banana sorbet to the hot pancakes together with any berries.
- WILL TAKE OVERNIGHT
- Cut the banana into thin round pieces
- Place those pieces on a pan with a distance between each, cover with food film and get the pan to the freezer for a night
- After the night, place all those banana pieces into blender and mix them for 2-3 minutes. First you will get crumbs, but after minute the amazing soft texture will be created- this is the sorbet! Enjoy!