The other morning we got busy in the kitchen again, as we so often do, Elliot observing from his high chair sampling the goods, whilst mummy gets baking. This bake was a bit of an improvised one, I had noticed that we had a few bananas in the fruit bowl that would soon be too ripe for eating, now I could have made this Banana cake. However I fancied some breakfast at the time, so I opted for the healthy and super quick option of making these tasty Banana pancakes. They are great for breakfast or brunch, and very much approved by the little guy. They are tasty enjoyed plain, but if you’re not too fussed about the healthy part, they do go lovely with chopped Hazelnuts and honey or Nutella!
approx 12 small
2 ripe bananas
1 dl plain flour
1 dl Porridge oats
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cardamom (optional)
mash the bananas or blend them, the mix needs to be “lump” free. Add remaining ingredients, mix together. Melt a bit of butter on a frying pan, add 2 tbs of batter pr pancake (I could fit 2 pancakes on our pan at the time). When bubbles start to appear on the top of pancake, flip it and fry until golden brown. Repeat until all the Pancake batter is used.
TIP as an alternative to Cardamom you could also add a bit of lemon zest or cinnamon to the batter.
Lately I’ve been experimenting with good lunch snacks for Elliot, he’s still not super enthusiastic about eating non-mashed foods, but a few weeks back I made these Savoury Muffins and they went down a treat. This week I’ve been baking sausage rolls. Not the British kind, but the way I was taught to make them by my mum. These rolls are great for the lunch pack or as a party food at a childrens Birthday (for adults too, J has very much given the thumbs up). These are made with a wholemeal dough and in this case filled with frankfurter sausages and ketchup. Not the healthiest of options, but very tasty and definitely more nutritional than it’s puff pastry equivalent. You could easily replace the sausages with other and more healthy options if you so desired, but I fancied making them as I remember them from my childhood. As for the little guy, he loved them! definitely not the last time I’ll be baking them.
Danish Sausage Rolls
Recipe makes 32 Rolls
25g fresh yeast
3dl milk (whole or semi-skimmed)
100g very soft butter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
500g plain white flour
100g wholemeal flour
32 small frankfurter sausages (or 16 large in half)
Heat the Milk until lukewarm, disolve the yeast into the Milk then add salt, sugar and 1 whisked egg. Add the butter and flour, knead the dough until even. The dough should be smooth. Put dough in bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave to rise for 1 hour.
When risen, gently knead dough again and divide into 4 equally sized balls. Roll out dough into a circle and cut eact circle into 8 “triangles/cones”, add ketchup and sausage. Roll them up starting from the widest end, and place on baking tray with the tip of the “roll” facing downwards (see pictures). Leave to rise for 30 min. Whisk 1 Egg and coat the top of the Sausage Rolls. Bake in oven at 200 degrees c (180 fan) for approx 15 min or until golden brown.
That’s it, leave to cool slightly before digging in. Enjoy Baking!
TIP the Sausage Rolls can easily be frozen for later. Either enjoy them cold or reheat in oven.