Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, Ham and Cheese Pancakes, 23p
Something interesting popped up in my Bloglovin feed yesterday.
Ham and Cheddar Waffle Bread from our ourbestbites.com
I thought it would cost up for a lunch or dinner on ThriftyLesley, so I had a go at lunchtime today. I do have a waffle iron and used a little mix in it for a bit of fun. Whereupon the mix welded itself irretrievably to it, maybe I needed a little for fat. I haven’t used it for ages.
I have tweaked the recipe, of course! And assume that you won’t have a fancy cooking thingy to cook them with. If you do, great! You could use a George Foreman type grill, or a ridged grill that is placed on the burner.
150g self raising flour, Asda 1.5kg/45p, 2p
Big pinch salt, 1p
Half tsp any mustard, 1p?
50g cheddar, grated, Asda 800g/£3.84, 24p
60g value ham, I used 5 slices, Asda 400g/£1.65, 25p
A heaped tblsp fine chopped chives or spring onion. Spring onions, 45p, qtr bunch 11p
250ml milk, Asda £1.30/3.41 litres, 9p
60ml veg oil, £1.20/litre, 7p
1 egg, Asda mixed weight, 6 eggs/70p, 12p
Total cost 92p
Serves 4, 23p a serving
Mix together the dry ingredients. Whisk together the wet ingredients. Mix the two together well without over stirring.
Heat some butter/oil in a frying pan and dollop in spoonfuls of batter to make thin pancakes. Mine were delicious, but next time, I would make them thinner.
Cook gently until the underside is brown and the upper has set. Flip over and cook the other side. Serve immediately.
Ourbestbites recommend popping them in a toaster if you need to reheat them, which sounds like a great idea for all the pancake recipes on ThriftyLesley.
The batter will keep in the fridge for a few days.
Use any cheese in this, feta would be fab. Any shreds of meat, little bits from a chicken carcass, or crispy bits of pork or bacon.
I had mine with salad leaves leftover from entertaining, with a drizzle of vinaigrette and very yummy it was too.
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one