Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
This recipe makes for delicious pancakes that have more of a cornbread-like texture. They are easy and quick to whip up and taste good both sweet and savoury. Feel free to try add ins of your choice. The original comes from a German magazine called "Schrot und Korn", but Ive tweaked it quite a bit.
- 100 g polenta (coarse cornmeal)
- 50 g cornflour (aka cornstarch, the fine milled kind)
- 200 g spelt flour (or use wheat flour)
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons unrefined sugar
- 400 ml sparkling water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Heat a non-stick frying pan or griddle over high heat.
- In a big bowl combine polenta, cornflour, spelt flour, sugar and salt.
- Add the sparkling water and vanilla extract and stir into a smooth, runny dough. If its too thick, add a bit more water. If its too thin, just stir in a bit more flour.
- Reduce the heat to medium and ladle about 1/4 cup batter per pancake into the skillet. Once bubbles rise to the surface of the pancake, flip it and cook on the other side until golden brown.
- Continue doing this until all dough has been used.
- Serve with condiments of choice. We especially enjoyed these with cheese and jam.
This was an interesting pancake, Lalaloula. It was very quick and easy to make with a unique texture that is hard to describe. The pancake is dense and chewy, with an absolutely outstanding flavor. I garnished the pancakes with melted jalapeno jelly and green onions for a more savory flavor. Thanks for sharing this treat.