On a Friday: Green pancakes with lime butter
Approx Cost: £13.00
Back again with Plenty, I find it hard to drag myself away from a cookbook this good. I’m determined to work my way through it recipe by recipe knowing a very high percentage will be brilliant.
These green pancakes were wünderbar! The lime butter was a little faffy, and by faffy I mean it just took a bit of prep thats all. The butter is a must, you can’t make these without, it just wouldnt be right. Unsalted butter with lime juice, lime zest, garlic, chilli flakes, salt, white pepper and coriander. I’ve got quite a bit left and i’m wondering if I can get away with smearing it on everything I eat from now until its finished.
The pancake batter wasn’t exactly the same as the recipe as I only had wholemeal self raising flour and not plain. It didn’t disappoint, they were still lovely and light, probably due to my excellent egg white whisking and folding. The ‘green’ part of the recipe comes from chopped wilted spinach, spring onion and green chilli’s. I was initially worried about the amount of spice involved, but the chilli and cumin was just the right amount of heat and flavour. The butter obviously cools the tongue while then adding its own heat.
I of course made the mistake of the first pancake being ABSOLUTELY HUGE in the pan, but getting that golden brown/green colour was a cinch. As I made each one they sat in the oven keeping warm.
When all batter had been fried I topped the pancakes as instructed with a slice of the butter which slowly melted over the top. I threw some organic mixed sprouts over the top and they served to add a crunch to each mouthful. I’m considering not telling James that we have leftovers. I want them for breakfast now, and for eternity.