Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Mrs Crimble's Practically Perfect Pancake Mix

Don't know about you but we love our pancakes! 

They're a great way of getting additional calcium into our fussy little one, as she's not enamoured of the cereal and milk routine that I grew up on!

So, with Shrove Tuesday just around the corner, I thought I'd just pop in a post about our fave (pretty fail safe) formula for perfect pancakes. We know it works, 'cos we've had plenty of practice!

Our secret?? Ready made pancake mix. Now before you sniff and switch off, I know that sounds lazy, but I've tried making them myself (see here for proof) from scratch - just substituting 'normal' ingredients with our gluten and dairy free alternatives, and it does work, but for flavour (and this post truly is minus any kind of sponsorship - we buy all our food ourselves, unless stated otherwise), we really do prefer Mrs Crimble's Home Bake Pancake Mix.

'Baby' likes to get involved with mixing things up!

We have tried Orgran's and Hale and Hearty Mixes and both were good, in their own way, but Mrs Crimble's really hits the spot for us.

We combine the mix with almond milk (the sweetened version), but add a bit more than the recipe states - 500ml, we also use 3 eggs instead of two. That creates a lovely smooth batter that drips off the ladle, without being too runny. If you prefer ultra thin crepe style pancakes you might want to add a touch more milk, but (call me Piggy, if you will) I like a slightly more filling formula!  :)

Usually, we top the pancakes with a quick drizzle of syrup, but our fave treat topping is the yummy chocolate sauce that we like to have on desserts. If we've some left over, we spread it over the pancake, then drizzle with Lyles Butterscotch Sauce... 

Yum! Yum!


Where to buy:

If you're interested in buying some, we get ours from Sainsbury's, now that our local Tesco no longer stocks them, but we have been known to buy them in bulk online, from Amazon! You need excess space for that, though! At Sainsbury's they cost £1.99 a packet (200g).

What's in the mix?

Ingredients: Maize Flour, Rice Flour, Cornflour, Potato Starch, Raising Agents: Sodium Bicarbonate & Disodium Diphosphate, Stabiliser: Xanthum Gum.

They are packed in a factory that handles nuts, so if you require a nut free mix, then you're better off with the Orgran mix.

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