Tang-tastic Pancakes at House of Ireland
Tang-tastic Pancakes at House of Ireland

Ingredients

For the mix :

  • 375g buckwheat flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 500ml coconut milk
  • 1 cap vanilla extract
  • 100g mixed seeds

For on top :

  • 125g strawberries, washed & chopped
  • 125g raspberries, washed & chopped
  • 125g blueberries, washed & chopped
  • 1 pomegranate, deseeded
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • 1 banana
  • 100g Glenisk Greek High Protein natural yogurt
  • Cacao nibs
  • Toasted pecans

Recipe

  1. Add the flour, baking powder, coconut milk, vanilla extract and eggs to a large mixing bowl. Whisk together until very smooth.
  2. Add in mixed seeds and mix well.
  3. Chop your strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Deseed your pomegranate and mix it all together in a bowl.
  4. In a mini saucepan, heat one knob of coconut oil. Ensure that it is piping hot.
  5. Add a standard ladle of pancake mixture to the pan.
  6. Add four 1cm slices of banana to the pan and submerge them in the mixture.
  7. After two minutes, flip the pancakes. Allow them to cook for a further two minutes until firm.
  8. Serve two pancakes on a plate, add a heaped tablespoon of yogurt and top with berry mix.
  9. Sprinkle with cacao nibs and a handful of toasted pecans. Drizzle with honey and serve.
Tang-tastic Pancakes at House of Ireland

Tuesday Trivia

  • According to a 2017 survey of 1,003 Irish people, the average person will eat 2½ pancakes on Tuesday with most people marking the day in some way. The Siúcra survey puts the number of pancakes likely to be eaten on that one day at a surprisingly precise 12,173,606.
  • The tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday has been celebrated for centuries. The day is the final night of Shrivetide and involves eating rich food ahead of the ritualistic fasting of the Lent, which starts on Ash Wednesday.
  • Lemon and sugar is Ireland’s favourite topping followed by maple syrup and chocolate spread.
  • In Buckinghamshire, Britain, there has been a pancake race held every year since 1445. During the race contestants run 415 yards carrying a frying pan, tossing their pancake at the beginning and end of the race. They must be dressed in a scarf and apron.
  • In France, people make a wish before flipping their pancakes while holding a coin in the other hand.
  • Before baking soda was invented, cooks often used fresh snow as it contained ammonia, which helped the pancakes come out fluffy and soft.
  • William Shakespeare was a pancake lover! It is reflected in many of his plays.
  • The Guinness World Record for the most pancakes served in eight hours is 34,818.
  • The first pancake recipe appeared in an English cookbook in the 15th century.

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