Friday, April 3, 2009

Drumstick Flowers Pancakes

Here is the pancake made with drumstick flowers and leaves of the Moringa oleifera tree, topped with honey. It was even better this second time, because i used less flour.

  • two spoons of flour,
  • one big egg or two small
  • enough buttermilk to get the right thickness.
Whisk together with a fork until free of lumps, then add:
You can make pancakes the usual way with butter [i prefer ghee] in a small no-stick pan, or make fritters by dropping a spoon of batter into hot oil and fry until completely cooked.

Today i made pancakes without baking soda, just to check the texture, and it was good. If you like them much lighter, use buttermilk and soda, or milk and baking powder [for the right chemical reaction].

In Italy we make fritters with the intense sweet smelling robinia flowers.
Here is the batter ready to go:

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