Pancake day is a very Anglo-Saxon/American tradition, which corresponds to our “mardi-gras” (martedí grasso, Faschingsdienstag). It’s the last day before the Lenten season (quaresima, Fastenzeit) starts and as a good Christian you should eat everything up in your pantry that you are not allowed to eat during that time, like sweets and meat. We are rather good strength trainees than good Christians and to be honest, I do not think you should wait until Pancake Day to have pancakes. Nevertheless, it’s a good excuse to post a bonus blog post with two pancake recipes: a very cut friendly one and the “real deal”.
The cut-friendly protein pancake
The recipe was inspired by Lori Shaw from Renaissance Periodization. I’ve bought her sweets cook book and now I am testing some of the recipes. I have modified this one to get a super easy two ingredients pancake, which can be made sweet or savoury depending on your current preference. As usual, it is rather a template which you can modifiy as you like: I can think of fennel seeds and dried tomatoes for a Mediterranean version, raisins and cinnamon for a Viennese touch (Kaiserschmarrn anyone?) or chocolate chips and nuts for a richer but still protein packed meal… Here are the ingredients with the macros:
Preheat oven at 150°C. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Beat the egg yolks with the curd, the spices and the sweetener (if used) until nice and creamy. Beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar and salt until they are very firm. Fold in the egg yolk-curd mixture quickly and put the mixture into an oven-proof pan with either some baking paper in it or use a thin layer of cooking spray. Cook for 30-35 min or until golden. Take them out from the oven and do not worry if they collpase, that’s normal. Top with fruits, greek yoghurt, calorie-free sirup or whatever you like.
The real stuff: fluffy American pancake
This recipe is from the pancake masters themselfs: our gym buddies Soo and Claudius. It is also incredibly easy and quick. It is not super-cut friendly but you can fit it in easily even if you are low-ish in calories and it is fluffier as the pancake above. As usual modify it to taste and top it with whatever you love. Here are the ingredients with the macros.
Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Beat the egg yolks with the buttermilk, the spices and the sweetener (if used) until nice and creamy. Beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar and salt until they are very firm. Fold in the egg yolk-buttermilk mixture and the flour quickly. Heat a non-stick pan (add some cooking spray if needed) and cook your pancake on both sides until golden. When it is time to flip from one side to another? As soon as you see lots of small bubbles arising from the pancake and the pancake moves when you slightly shake the pan. Be patient, otherwise you’ll make a mess 😉 .
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