Monday, November 17, 2014
This is the first of a series of blogs I plan to do on my goal to cook more and eat out less. Tried these pancakes on Sunday. I wassparked by an ad I was skipping through on TV that showed some pancakes in it with a green sauce. Having a couple of extra limes in the fridge in addition to a hub who loves pancakes on the weekend, it sparked my curiosity.
I googled recipes: pancakes lime sauce and decided on this one to make. I adapted a whole grain pancake mix that I keep on hand for the pancakes because I didn't have all the ingredients in the recipe. I added the 2 cups of finely shredded carrots, the orange jest, the vinegar to the milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup to the basic mix along with an egg. The cakes were delicious. I followed the recipe for the cream. I soaked the cashews overnight. I have made cashew cream before but not with lime. I will make it again and will also probably try lemon juice. It makes a great substitute for sugary icings and contains healthy fats. Next time I make it I will try a little lime jest also. I like things limey. The cream makes a great substitute for key lime pie and lemon cream pie which we love.
All in all, the recipe was a huge success. As I made it hub was skeptical but he is adventuresome like me. He played sous chef and grated the carrots for me which would have been difficult with my flared up carpal tunnel. Even though he was skeptical he was an avid believer in the results. It was delicious and felt like an extreme indulgence even though the ingredients were healthy ones. This is one I will definitely make again. I want to try the original pancake recipe some time but can't imagine it being much better. The link to the recipe is below.