Tuesday, July 05, 2016

things can only get batter

Haven't done a recipe for a while, and those I have done in the last couple of years seem to have been mostly desserts. So here's a ridiculously simple one very much in the vein of the yogurt flatbread one from back in 2013, but if anything even more quick and idiot-proof. I got the original idea from a recipe printed on one of the paper inserts with one of our periodic organic vegetable boxes from Riverford, but plenty of versions are available on the internet, all pretty much the same.


You will need:

Chickpea flour (50g)
Warm water (150ml)
Olive oil (a teaspoon or so)
Salt and pepper

Those quantities will make a generous one-person pancake; scale up as required. Put the water in a bowl, grind the salt and pepper into it, dump the flour in, whisk it about a bit, add the oil (you could add other flavourings at this point if you want, some herbs maybe), whisk some more. Most recipes say to then leave it for a couple of hours, but mine got barely 20 minutes and didn't seem any the worse for that. Heat some olive oil in a pan, pour the batter in, leave it for a couple of minutes and then loosen it up with a spatula. Once it's acquired some colour on the bottom slide it out onto something ovenproof (baking tray, pizza stone, etc., or just leave it in the pan if you've got a posh ovenproof skillet) and stick it in the oven for 10-15 minutes.


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