Thursday, 12 March 2009

Our latest Sunday brunch fave

These lovely little pancakes have been adapted from Nigella Lawson's wonderful recipes, and have become one of our very favourite Sunday morning brunches.


My version is slightly different from Nigella as I am attempting to make my diet sugar and gluten free.

5 eggs, yolks and whites separated
1 tablespoon rapadura (available at health food stores - raw sugar)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
450gm container quark (I prefer this to cottage cheese as it's deliciously silky smooth)
1/2 cup gluten free plain flour

Mix egg yolks and rapadura, beating until creamy. Add vanilla, quark and flour. In another bowl, mix egg whites until frothy - use a hand whisk - it takes no time at all! Fold into quark mixture.

Cook like pikelets/pancakes in a pre-heated non stick frying pan.

I have served these with tinned (sugar free!) peaches, but Nigella suggests strawberries steeped with a teensy amount of sugar and balsamic vinegar - which is absolutely mouth watering!

This serves 2 adults and 2 boys that are going through a growth spurt. :)

7 comments:

helena said...

far out nat, these look terrific!!! better looking than my paper bags lol!!! I just make my pancakes so plain and simple I never knew you could add other extras in it!! I have to try your recipe!

lyptis said...

They look so nice!:) Mmhhh..

I didnt know u had 'quark' over here, wudnt even know how to pronounce it, my bf givin me the blank stares when i ask him about it!

carmel said...

Yummo!! Might have to try these for my Uncle who is caeliac. Thanks

Natalia said...

Helena - the quark or cottage cheese makes them gorgeous and fluffy, and so light!

The brand I use Fran, is actually "German-style" - from Paris Creek, a local biodynamic dairy with amazing products. You should be able to get it at a whole foods or health food store?

Carmel - these should come with a warning - they are delicious!

Owl and Fox said...

mmmm...food porn...

We're gluten and sugar free over here too! As well as dairy and meat free (I'm 99% meat free anyway!). It's amazing how much better we both feel!

We do something similar with ours, but use half buckwheat flour, agave nectar as the sugar substitute, a few spoonfuls of raw cacao and a handful of sunflower seeds - Divine! I'm going to have to look out for some quark...

AnastasiaC said...

oh these sound absolutely delicious!! i make Nigella's Johnny cakes a lot (in her domestic goddess book) yummy yum yum!
like the gluten free too...wheat bloats me up!

Anna-Karin Hallström said...

Oh goodness.... have to try that. Mouthwatering dear....