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Yeast Raised Pancakes

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I have wanted to share this recipe from sweetfineday with you for a LONG time. But I lost the photos that I took, somewhere on my hard drive. I found them just in time for Shrove Tuesday, how apt to share some lovely fluffy pancakes today. They are truly truly tasty, and it is totally worth following the recipe and letting the yeast work overnight. When you lift the cling from the mixing bowl in the morning, the yeasty aroma that hits you tells you the pancake will be delicious. Trust me. Delicious.

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The method is very easy. You simply whisk together the first four ingredients until the yeast has dissolved. Then incorporate the rest of the ingredients, being careful not to over mix. Leave in a fridge overnight for the yeast to work.

In the morning, add a smidgen of oil to a preheated frying pan. Spoon on the mix (I made mine American-style sized, and got about 15 out of these quantities). Flip once pancake has solidified enough to turn without splitting and is golden brown underneath. The time will vary depending on the type of frying pan you use.

I dare you not to eat these immediately.

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Because I love sweet with savoury, I ate mine with some prosciutto crudo, jarred cherries in syrup and cottage cheese. Yes, it was unplanned. I ate a couple of pancakes whilst cooking them (oops – but there were really splodgy ones, you wouldn’t have wanted to see them, honest!) then went and rummaged in the fridge for an excuse to eat many more. Looks like I turned breakfast into brunch. I have to say it again. These are truly delightful pancakes. Light, fluffy and with a delicious depth of flavour.

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So I’m not a very festive-y person. Having grown up with very limited resources, we did not do presents for birthdays, Christmas whatever as children. And we did not eat chocolate or junk food, well, very rarely anyway. Although a committed Christian, I have never really fasted – literally or symbolically (e.g. from the legendary chocolate – which I do eat now, sometimes often). In recent years though, I have been thinking about the tradition of Lent more and what it is all about. Do you do pancakes? 😉 Are you giving anything up for Lent? If you are, what does it mean to you?

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10 thoughts on “Yeast Raised Pancakes

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  2. Well I don’t really want to give them up after seeing yours! I’ve never thought to eat them with prosciutto but why not. Love them with bacon. Maybe some melted cheese in there and we’d have something like a monte cristo. hmmmm……
    My sister gives up FB for lent.

    • I never knew what a monte cristo was before Pinterest. I think I’ve since pinned some – they do look like a really tasty meal…there will be bacon soon! I tried something and couldn’t wait to schedule it in – I’m getting a bit carried away here lol!
      I’ve given up Bejewelled for Lent (shhhh!) 😛

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  4. Lovely, I will surely love this.
    We have something similar like this in Indonesia, made of rice flour + coconut milk + yeast 🙂

  5. I can taste these! Yum!

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