Pancake Perfection!

Pancake Perfection!

Pancakes are tasty treats that can be served up as part of a lazy weekend breakfast, a speedy snack or as a delicious dessert. Of course, we most commonly consume pancakes on Pancake Tuesday!

Milk is one of the main ingredients in pancake batter and other dairy foods can be a welcome accompaniment for both sweet and savoury pancakes, offering a tasty way to help you achieve your recommended dairy intake.

 

To make approx. 12 delicious pancakes, you will need:

125g plain flour

300ml of milk

1 egg

Pinch of salt

Oil for frying

 

Method:

  1. Sieve flour and salt into a bowl.
  2. Make a well in the centre of the flour; add the egg and about 100ml of the milk.
  3. As you beat the mixture, gradually add the rest of the milk until a smooth batter is formed.
  4. Pour the batter into a jug and allow to stand for 30-40mins.
  5. Pour a thin layer of the batter onto an oiled and heated frying pan.
  6. Fry until golden brown and turn/flip to brown the other side.

 

For toppings why not try some of the ‘dairy-licious’ ideas below?

 

Stewed Apple Cinnamon

Ingredient list:

Serves 4:

2  red eating apples

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

250ml natural yogurt

1 Tbsp flaked & toasted almonds

Optional - drizzle honey

 

  1. To stew the apple, cut the apple into small cubes place in a saucepan with 2 tablespoons of water and cinnamon. Simmer until the apple is tender.
  2. Fold the crepes in half and then in half again.
  3. Spoon on the yogurt and spoon on the stewed apple on top.
  4. Sprinkle on flaked almonds.
  5. Optional drizzle on honey.

Mixed Berry Crepe

Ingredients:

Serves 4:

125g blueberries

125g raspberries

125g strawberries (quartered)

250g yogurt

Drizzle of honey

 

  1. Spoon the yogurt onto the crepes.
  2. Add mix berries to each crepe.
  3. Roll the crepes and serve with a drizzle of honey.

Mushroom Spinach & Cheese

Serves 4

200g mushrooms, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

400g spinach

100g cheddar cheese

  1. Gently fry the garlic  with mushrooms in a frying pan until soft and cooked through.
  2. Add the spinach to the frying pan.
  3. Once the spinach is wilted spoon onto the crepes.
  4. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and serve

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 Did you know …. ?

 

Milk, yogurt and cheese are important sources of many nutrients, such as calcium. Calcium is needed for the normal growth and development of bone in children, and the maintenance of our bones and teeth. Milk also provides protein, phosphorus, potassium, iodine, vitamin B2 and vitamin B12.

 

Dairy foods can be easily included and enjoyed as part of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. The Department of Health’s Food Pyramid recommends three servings from the ‘milk, yogurt and cheese’ food group each day. Five servings daily are recommended for those aged 9-18 years due to the importance of calcium during this life stage.

 

Examples of a serving from the ‘milk, yogurt and cheese’ food group include a 200ml glass of milk, a 125g carton of yogurt or a 25g  piece of hard cheese.

Created By: National Dairy Council

Preparation time 15 mins | Total Time 20 mins | Serves 4

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