Pancakes aren't just for Shrove Tuesday y'know. A firm believer of this is my son, who would eat them every morning if he could. I have tried a couple of vegan pancake recipes but they've ended up like the result of throwing a load of flour and water into a hot pan (because, well...that's pretty much what I did...) But times have changed. I had a light bulb moment and asked in one of the vegan Facebook groups* I'm in if anyone had any better ideas and quick as you like I was provided with a recipe to end all recipes. I tweaked it slightly, so here's my version...
You will need:
1 cup / 120g of self-raising flour
1.5 cups / 375ml of non-dairy milk
3 tbsp oil and a dash to oil the pan if yours isn't super duper non-stick
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Step one: Sieve the flour into a large bowl and gradually whisk in the milk until nice and smooth. Make sure all the lumps are out. Whisk in the oil and vanilla extract.
Step two: Lightly grease the pan (if you need to) and place on a high heat until very hot. Ladle in the pancake mix and gently tilt the pan until the mix covers the pan. When bubbles appear, use a non-stick spatula to gently lift the pancake off the base of the pan, check that it's nice and golden underneath and then flip it over. Once it's golden brown on both sides, slide the pancake out on to a plate and cover with a clean tea towel whilst you make the rest. Pile them up under the tea towel and they should stay hot.
Step three: Roll them up and serve with lots of lemon juice and sugar, or Golden Syrup if you're as big a fan as my son!