Day Twenty: Veganise an Old Family Recipe
Pancakes weren’t a big part of my childhood. We only really had them on Pancake Day, and even then only if my brother and I badgered our mum enough to persuade her into the kitchen. Pancakes in those days were thin and crepe-like, served with lemon juice and sugar. It wasn’t until I was in my twenties that I discovered thick, substantial pancakes, first of all when I was backpacking and banana pancakes were the ultimate breakfast in Asia, and then when I discovered Simon Rimmer’s recipe using cottage cheese to make nice American-style pancakes. And finally last year I discovered the joys of vegan pancakes.
So this isn’t really a family recipe, but I’ve eaten pancakes throughout my life, and here they are as served to me in a cafe in Prague. Ordering pancakes can be quite a gamble, as you never really know what to expect. I certainly hadn’t expected to get four tiddly little pancakes on this plate, but they were so cute and tasty, and dotted with nice gooey chocolate chips. There was a veritable mountain of cream on the plate, but also one of my five a day in the banana, so it was still comfortably healthy. Ah, this was a good breakfast! It’s no longer on the menu in Moment, which is a really nice vegan cafe just a few minutes from my flat in Prague. But its replacement will be mentioned tomorrow, so stay tuned for more vegan Moments!