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    John Whaite's gluten & dairy-free pancakes

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes

    Makes: 6 (depending on the size of your pan)


    115g gluten free plain flour
    225g Essential Unsweetened Soya Drink
    4 British Blacktail Large Eggs, about 225g when cracked
    Sunflower oil, for frying
    Lemon juice and sugar, or your favourite toppings, to serve  


    1 For the batter, sift the flour and ½ tsp fine salt into a mixing bowl. In a jug, whisk the soya drink and eggs together, then add gradually to the flour while you whisk – it’s easier to eliminate any lumps in the batter while it’s still thick, so pour slowly. Leave the batter to rest for 30 minutes, at room temperature, or cover with a plate and keep in the fridge overnight.

    2 When you’re ready to make the pancakes, heat a frying pan or crepe pan over a medium heat – don’t let the pan get too hot or the pancakes will stick and burn. Add a little oil to the pan – I wipe it into a thin, even sheen on the surface of the pan with a piece of kitchen roll, but be careful of your fingers.

    3 Take a ladleful of batter and add it to the pan, swirling the pan as the batter goes in to evenly distribute it. Fry until the pancake starts to set, when it will start to become less shiny and more a satin matte in appearance. Flip, in whichever way suits you, and fry for a few more moments more until the underside is lightly coloured. Fold the pancake in half, then in half again and set between two plates to keep warm while you fry the remaining batter. Serve with lemon and sugar, or your favourite pancake toppings.  

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