from the book Posh Pancakes by Sue Quinn
100g of ground almonds
1tsp of baking powder
2tbsp of dark brown soft sugar
2 eggs, separated
melted butter or vegetable oil, for brushing
handful of berries
and handful of mixed seeds, to serve
Makes 14 pancakes
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, ground almonds, baking powder, and sugar, breaking up any lumps of sugar with the back of a spoon. Make a well in the centre.
In a jug, whisk together the egg yolks and milk.
Gradually pour the egg mixture into the well and whisk, incorporating the flour as you go, to make a smooth batter. Don’t overbeat or the pancakes will be tough.
Whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks. Stir a large spoonful into the batter to loosen, then fold in the rest.
Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium–low heat and brush generously with butter or oil.
Drop 60ml of batter into the pan and cook for about 1 minute until bubbles just begin to form on top and the bottom is golden. These burn quite easily so cook them slowly and reduce the heat if necessary. Flip and cook for 30 seconds -1 minute more.
Serve straight from the pan or keep warm in a 150°C/gas mark 2 oven while you cook the remaining batter.
To serve, stir the almond butter to loosen and spread some onto each pancake. Top with the berries, drizzle with honey, and scatter over some seeds.
Recipe published in Feast, issue 23.