Dish a day 2. Spelt Flour Cinnamon Pancakes

Here the second day of the challenge and I need use up some spelt flour. Spelt is very similar to the wheat but it has so much more taste and it’s healthier. You can substitute wheat flour in most of the recipes with the spelt and it has such a lovely nutty taste. Even so I could go on about spelt health benefits; my family didn’t think much of it mostly because of cinnamon. I have grown up with cinnamon and it was added almost to any pudding. I had semolina porridge with sugar and cinnamon, apple cakes sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, “kringel” made with cocoa and cinnamon and so on. So I love the smell and taste of it, but not my family 🙁  My husband said he grow to hate it when he was in America at summer camp, children aren’t just not very eager to get know new tastes but I enjoyed them with all my heart and felt like being back in my childhood.

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The recepie idea comes from Signe Johansen book “Scandilicious”.

Spelt Flour Cinnamon Pancakes

350 g spelt flour ( or 250 g wholemeal spelt flour and 150 refined spelt flour)

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp golden caster sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

350 ml milk

50 ml soured cream (or plain yogurt)

50 g melted butter

2 eggs

butter and vegetable oil for frying

Stir all dry ingredients together. make a well in the middle, add all the liquid ingredients and stir all together. Set aside for 30 minutes – it allows flour to expand and helps to make thicker pancakes.

Preheat oven to the lowest temperature so you could keep pancakes warm.

Melt 1 tsp butter and 1 tsp vegetable oil together in a large frying pan. Once it’s hot, put small ladleful of batter in the centre of the pan and then fry them over the medium heat. The batter will be quite thick and bubbly. Flip it over, when it starts to turn golden.

Serve them with some crème fraiche and fruit compote, or Greek yogurt and blueberries, golden syrup or with your favourite jam (thanks Peter for your wonderful Wild Plum Jam).

Unfortunately they won’t be made in this household very often, but do try if you up for healthier version and bit of a difference.

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