This is an idea I first came across on Cheap Family Recipes, I absolutely love them, especially with a strawberry compote with full flavoured summer strawberries
The raisins contribute towards your need for a portion of purple each day. I think this is the hardest colour to get every day, not as many foods fall into this category
What You Need
for 2 servings
100g flour – I use ordinary value flour. Self raising is best as it. makes the pancakes rise up as they cook, giving them a lighter finish
80g raisins – Raisins are more expensive than sultanas, but give a valuable purple portion. Any dried fruit can be used, or a mixture, or none at all if you have run out
A pinch of salt adds to the flavour, but it’s not essential
Cold water – enough to make a thick batter. The water must be cold or the gluten in the flour will stick the mix together into lumps
How To Make Raisin Pancakes
- Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
- Heat a frying pan and add some oil.
- When the oil is hot, drop spoonfuls of raisiny batter into the pan and cook over a low heat until set, flip over and cook the other side.
- Sprinkle with a little bot of extra sugar for a delicious crunchy finish
- Share the pancakes out between 2 people as soon as they are done, although these will keep, in the fridge, and reheat nicely.
What changes can I make to Raisin Pancakes
A small nugget of butter in the pan as you cook your raisin pancakes gives a lovely flavour, as does a drizzle of maple syrup. A compote of any fruit, chopped up, is delicious with these. Any dried fruit can be substituted for the raisins. If you want to go exotic, how about dried mango. Or you could use some fresh fruit, raspberries from the garden say, or a few blueberries
- 80 g raisins 500g/£1.59, 32p
- 100 g flour value flour, 3p
- pinch salt
- ½ tsp sugar
- Mix all the ingredients together with enough water to make a thick
batter.80 g raisins, 100 g flour, pinch salt, ½ tsp sugar
- Heat a frying pan and add some oil. When the oil is hot, drop
spoonfuls of raisiny batter into the pan and cook over a low heat until
set, flip over and cook the other side.
- Share the pancakes out between 2 people, best served immediately, but the pancakes do reheat well