Dinner Time

After a busy working day, dinner has to be prepared pretty quickly to feed the hungry kids and avoid any meltdowns.  I have never been one to spend hours in the kitchen so our household dinners are usually simple and easy to make.  Tonight's dinner was made out of whatever I found in the fridge; sweetcorn, eggs, coriander and spinach. Spinach is not a huge favourite with my girls but these pancakes were a huge hit!   

Sweetcorn & Spinach Pancakes

  • 1 can of sweetcorn (around 400g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 120g buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • small handful of coriander
  • big handful of spinach (washed, chopped)
  • 1 onion
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
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1.  Place all the ingredients in a medium size bowl and blend until combined.  You can also use food processor to do this. 

2. Put little oil or butter in the frying pan and when hot, drop 2 tablespoons of batter into it.  Fry for a few minutes until golden and flip over.  If using oil, put the pancakes on top of a tea towel to get rid of excess oil.

3. Carrot & orange salad: grate 1 carrot and peel and cut orange into small pieces. 

You could also add cheese or shredded courgette into the pancake batter.