A favourite from the American South. Serve them with baked or barbecued ribs, with an egg and a rasher at breakfast or on top of a baked potato for a vegetarian breakfast or lunch. Leftover beans can be served on toast with sour cream and a drizzle of maple syrup. They taste even better the next day.
Adapt this recipe any way you wish. For a savoury waffle omit the vanilla extract and maple syrup and add crumbled cooked bacon, grated cheese or fresh finely chopped or dried herbs to the batter. If you have a sweet tooth, add a little ground cardamom or a pinch of cinnamon to the recipe below.
From Jane Lovett’s cookbook The Get-Ahead Cook published by Apicius. This dish, Janes says, ‘is a little bit spicy, very comforting, all in one pan and an excellent way of using up leftover potatoes. Good for brunch, lunch or supper and perfect for the morning after the night before! All quantities are approximate, so use more or less according to who you’re feeding and what you have to hand’.
A glamorous way of making a crêpe gateaux from a stack of pancakes. Make the pancakes in advance and assemble…
Bursting with goodness and the good news is that it tastes delicious too, which is not something you can always say about a kale smoothie!
These are the smaller thick fluffy pancake you find in American diners. You can make them sweet or savoury: if you add sugar serve them with crispy bacon and maple syrup. If you make them savoury and omit the sugar, top them with wilted spinach and hollandaise sauce or smoked salmon, sour cream and dill.
Breakfast or dessert or a midday treat? You choose. We can eat french toast any time of the day. You can find brioche in the supermarket now – it’s not the real thing but it is an airy and light bread that makes good French toast. Serve it with a fruit compote, dust with icing sugar and a spoon of sour cream and you are ready to go. It takes minutes to make.
This recipe for lime curd comes from the British Women’s Institute if our memory is correct – we can’t give it higher praise.
You’ll need a waffle iron or an electric waffle maker to make proper waffles but if you don’t have one, you can still make pancakes from the same batter.