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Pancakes!

The highlight of a fairly lousy day were the lovely pancakes that I cooked when I got home. Being low in carbs, I could eat loads of them without fear of affecting my blood glucose levels too much.

The day was rubbish, not because of my diabetes, but because we made some mistakes at work, one of which was totally my fault, which has resulted in us having to reprint some work. I was really annoyed, but it is done now.

Also attentions have now started to focus on our house extension. The planning application was registered yesterday and we had the full quote from our builder today. It is a bit daunting, but it will be worth it. Still got issues with the sewer that runs near our property. Need to find out exactly where it is before we start work.

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Anonymous said…
Hi Nick, Would you give your pancake recipe to us, or the product you use. Thanks, Sheila
NickC said…
It's the standard recipe. but we use alpro soya milk instead of dairy. Ingredients are flour, egg and milk + pinch salt. That's it! Believe it is 2 eggs to half pint of milk and if I remember correctly 100g flour (will check this). Works best if you leave batter to settle in the fridge for a while (1-2 hours). Always ensure that frying pan is really hot (smoking) before putting batter in. I find lard is the best fat to use. Don't make them too thick otherwise they aren't so good.
NickC said…
Just realised, you probably know what we call pancakes as crepes!

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