Friday, 25 February 2011

Lemon poppy seed pancakes

Pancake day is coming up soon! This is one of the dishes that I would not make according to a recipe but from experience. The batter has to have the right consistency: not thin like a crepe and not too thick as they will become too dense and you want them nice and fluffy.
The base is one egg and 4-5 tablespoons of yogurt that I whisk up. Add some sugar for sweetness. Then sift in self raising flour and a small amount of baking powder. Now add some milk if the batter is too dense or some more flour if too thin. As there's not much fruit available at this time of the year I use the juice and zest of one lemon and 1-2 Tbsp poppy seeds to flavour the pancakes. Shallow fry in a on both sides in a little bit of butter and serve hot it with maple syrup and crème fraiche.

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