For the Roast Veg
-First things first, chop up potatoes and carrots and put them in the oven on a high heat (gas mark 7 or 8), butter nut squash is also good for this meal.
-Make sure you pre heat the oven. I usually whack these vegtables in for about ten or fifteen minutes then add the veg that takes less time to cook, such as courgette, pepper, sliced onion, garlic, cherry tomatoes.
-Add a splash of lemon juice or chuck in some lemon slices, a drizzle of honey is good too and some herbs – fresh rosemary works well.
-Sprinkle over some bouillon too if you fancy some extra flavour.
-I usually put all that in for another 15 to twenty minutes then check on the baking dish and see how everything doing. It shouldn’t take more than 40 mins to get al the veg nicely cooked.
-Put a mug of buckwheat flour, a mug of milk (goats/cows/soya) and an egg into a jug, adding half a teaspoon of gluten free baking powder gives a good texture to the pancakes
-Whisk up with a fork
-Make your pancakes in a frying pan the same as ever!
You can add cheese and sweetcorn to the mix for a more bulky savoury pancake.
The best thing about this meal is that there’s leftover pancake mix for breakfast, so you can look forward to some fruit and yoghurt pancakes the next day 🙂
The reason I started using buckwheat flour is because when I checked the ingredients of the glutafin White flour mix that I received on prescription I was shocked! It has skimmed milk powder, dried glucose syrup, sugar, wheat starch along with hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose and glucono-delta-lactone – both are E numbers and as a general rule I tend not to trust long complicated names that I’ve never heard of before! Lots of sugar and E numbers are not things I want to be putting into my body. However buckwheat flour is a high protein alternative, it is also high fibre and has more nutritional value than white flour (with gluten), and white flour gluten free mixes. If you are a coeliac then of course, check the packaging to ensure it has been made in a place with no risk of cross contamination.
And if you don’t have time to make pancakes for dinner, simply serve the roast veg with rice…