I love pancakes.
I make them every Sunday morning for breakfast.
You can find some of the recipes for parsley/coriander pancakes,gram flour pancakes and pancakes where i used grated chocolate.
Last week I bought semolina flour because I wanted to make fresh pasta and thought I could use it to make this pancakes.
Semolina makes the batter a little thicker than regular flour ,the pancakes also have crisper edges and they are a little thicker than crepes which makes them pancakes!
Semolina flour is yellow and has a lot of gluten than people who sensitive to gluten(a plant protein need to stay away from.
The flour is made from the endosperm of durum wheat.
The Nakumatt chain of supermarkets sells locally produced of semolina in packets of 1 kilogramme at 85 shillings ,they also stock imported semolina in 500 grammes packets.
Gluten being a wheat protein that helps baked products like cakes,doughnuts,bread retain their shape better.
Here is the recipe ,the pineapple really gives them a sweet taste without the need for too much sugar.
Pineapple apart from being rich in Vitamin C also contains manganese a radical fighting dietary component and copper that helps in the utilization of iron.
1/cup semolina flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 scant tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon ripe pineapple finely chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons extra virgin oil
oil for frying
1.In a blender combine eggs,milk,flour,sugar.salt,essence and 2 tablespoon extra virgin oil in a blender and blend for 2 minutes.
2.Add the pineapple pieces and leave overnight in the fridge.
3.In a skillet of heavy pan over medium heat add i tablespoon of vegetable oil,once it hot enough about 60 seconds add some of the batter and swirl it till it cover base of pan thinly.
i use a serving spoon to measure out the batter.
Wait for 2-3 minutes till the pancake starts to curl around the edges and they turn a light brown then flip them over.
4.Add just a little bit of oil to cook the second side making sure to press down to ensure the pancake gets cooked,takes about 30-45 seconds.Then turn it onto a flat platter.
5.Repeat this with the remaining b atter and you are going to end up with about 4-6 pancakes.