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Basic Pancakes

People often puzzle over what to eat for breakfast instead of their cereal and toast. It reallyisn't difficult. Here are some ideas to get you started.

1. Almond and Parmesan Pancakes

This is a sort of thick pancake that is useful as it can be used for many things and is easy and quick to make. Parmesan is expensive, but supermarkets sell similar, but much cheaper cheeses.

1 large egg
1 tbsp ground almonds (almond flour)
1 tbsp grated Italian cheese (Parmesan type)

Mix all together and fry in lard or butter.

Each pancake serves 1

Carb content: negligible

This basic recipe has many uses: as a pizza base, breakfast pancake, bread substitute, sweet dessert base, and so on so why not experiment? By varying the ratio of ground almonds to cheese, a variety of textures and tastes are possible.

For a few ideas to start you off, you could use it like toast with lashings of butter, or top with savoury toppings: cheese, anchovies, tinned fish or meat, fried egg; you could even embed a little soft fruit in it while cooking for a dessert. For this last one, it is better increase the ground almonds while reducing the amount of cheese, and fry on one side only, finishing off the top, if necessary, under a grill.

For a pizza base, place the mixture in a baking tin lined with non-stick baking parchment. Bake in a moderate oven until just set (approx 10 mins). Add pizza topping of your choice and bake for a further 10 minutes or until topping is cooked and cheese melted.

Several of the meal recipes use these pancakes as bases. They freeze well, so why not make a lot in one go and freeze them until required?

2. Low-carb, Gluten-free Pancakes

Here is a recipe which makes great low-carb pancakes. These are 10% carb, 20% protein and 70% fat by weight so you won’t want more than one or two at a meal. This recipe makes about thirty. They will keep in the freezer for use as required.

250g (9oz) curd cheese
500g (1lb 1oz) eggs (about 8 large)
100g (4oz) potato flour
100g lard for frying.

Mix eggs and cheese together, add flour and mix well. Melt lard in pan and fry small pancakes (about 5 inches diameter) until light brown on both sides.

These pancakes can be used as the base for breakfast meals, lunches or dinners.

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