week end !!!! Quick a recipe of pancake for my brekkie!
This one is quite ‘healthy’ because no fat and no refined sugar because it replaced by …. an apple compote (or apple Sauce)!
I know you, British consider it as baby food but in France it represents a full aisle of a supermarket 🙂
So if you are not arsed to make your own, just by it at the baby food section of your supermarket.
Personally I prefer to make my own, I do a big batch with no added sugar (just remove the core, keep the skin add a bit of water and cook in a saucepan for 30 minutes ).
So the recipe is dead simple (once you got the compote 🙂 you put everything into your food processor and you mix for 1 minute.
- 250 g apple compote
- 130 g self raising flour
- 1 egg
- 60 g almond milk
- 1 tsp of vanilla paste
- 1 Tsp of Rum
- 1 pinch of salt
Let it rest for 2 hours or prepare the night before, it’s worth it!
Do you know why?
Let’s do a bit of Science here:
Carbs are made of starch granules.
When a liquid like water or milk is added to flour those granules start to swell.
The inflated starch granules explain why the batter thickens.
Because flour is a very dry ingredient a lot of time is required to make sure all the starch granules become completely soaked.
If the batter has not rested a part of the flour will remain dry and will not swell. You will eat raw flour which is less digestible 🙂
If you really have no time and can not wait, there is an option! Add warm milk ! The warmer the liquid, the quicker it will penetrate the starch granules and inflate.