Last month apart of my first open Farm Gate selling produce I traded vegetables with some of the locals who in return swapped their produce. For a box of lettuce, sliverbeet, an assortment of Asian greens I got some pumpkins, bananas and avocados. How lucky am I to live in a really fertile and productive area?
With the bananas taking a few days to ripen we started getting creative with them, making smoothies different variation of pancakes and cakes. I only have four left after a we received about 3 kilos of them. Well my excuse its raining again today and no doubt I will be making more pancakes.
When I was a kid and it was raining we always stayed indoors and played board games and would eat pancakes with lemon and sugar. A memory I wanted to recreate but in my style with the produce we have here in my local area. Needless to say while Roy was home last time around we stayed indoors most of the time watching the Tour de France and playing board games because it was raining, again .
What is your rainy day food and what do you do to keep you entertained indoors?
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 ½ cup of milk
- 1 cup of plain flour
- 1 tsp bicarb soda
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp butter/olive oil
- 2 bananas, sliced
- To prepare the batter crack the egg into a large mixing bowl with the sugar and ½ a cup of the milk. Mix to combine. Add the flour, bicarb soda and salt and mix to a thick paste making sure that there are no lumps. Add a small amount of the remaining milk and stir to combine, repeat the process several times until all the milk has been used and making sure there are no lumps. The batter should be runny but not completely watery, or too thick.
- Heat a non-stick pan over a medium heat and melt the butter. Once the butter has melted pour 2 -3 tablespoons of the mixture into the pan, depending on the size of your pan you can do three or four at a time. I aim for palm sized pancakes.
- Once the mixture starts to bubble, carefully turn over the pancakes and cook for a further minute. Remove from the pan once the pancakes are cooked through and repeat the process until all the batter has been used.
- Layer two or three pancakes on a place and top with freshly cut local banana a dollop of Maleny Dairies Cream and drizzle of Adopt A Hive Honey.