op shop to drop off some old clothes. We didn't leave empty handed. I found a pretty Royal Tudor plate, among other things. I had planned to make Carrot Cake Pancakes for breakfast but it seemed serendipitous that I was too disorganised and made them for lunch instead so I could photograph them on my lovely new plate. It augured well for a pleasant weekend of good food and good fun.
Children's Book Festival at the State Library of Victoria. The first thing we did was leave Sylvia's stroller at the pram parking station. It was the first time we have come across such a service and it was brilliant. It was so much easier to navigate the crowds and steps without Sylvia's stroller. Then we went and queued for face painting for Sylvia. I was impressed that there was an Indigenous face painting tent. Sylvia chose a wombat but the woman painted a story on her face - the wombat, its tracks that led to a fireplace with lots of animals about it.
Reading Room that is a magnificent space. It makes me nostalgic for my student days when I ordered books from the stacks here. Since then the room has been renovated. It is brighter and more elegant these days but I miss some of the shabby charm I remember.
this winter salad.) The weather has really cooled down over the last few days. The washing is not drying on the line so quickly but it is weather for roasting vegies and baking bread. Can't complain too much abut that!
However Sylvia is not so keen on cream cheese and stuck to Nuttalex margarine and jam on hers. I mention this because Ruth of Makey Cakey is hosting The Breakfast Club event this month and chosen Deliciously Dairy Free as the theme. Sylvia has never been keen on dairy milk but lately has taken to drinking soy milk so that is our milk of choice lately. It makes it even easier to cook dairy free.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
This time last year: WHB Peach crumble
This time two years ago: Flat pack chocolate chip cookies
This time four years ago: Polenta Pizza Tart
Spiced Carrot Pancakes
Adapted from Joy the Baker via Smitten Kitchen
Makes about 12 medium pancakes
1 cup soy milk (or other milk)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 egg, lightly whisked
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain white flour
1/2 cup wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground ginger (or less)
pinch of salt
butter or margarine for frying (I used Nuttalex)
Mix soy milk and lemon juice and set aside for about 5 minutes so that the milk sours. Peel, trim and finely grate carrots (you shoudl have about 2 cups). Mix milk and carrots and add in egg, brown sugar and vanilla.
Combine remaining ingredients in a largish bowl, Pour the carrot mixture into dry ingredients and gently stir until well mixed.
Heat a large frypan over medium high heat. Melt a small knob of butter on the frypan and drop 3 pancakes into the pan, measuring about 2 dessertspoons of mixture per pancake. Heat until mixture bubbles. Flip pancakes and heat on second side for about a minute or until the pancakes are golden brown. Serve hot.
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Sunday, 25 March 2012
BC Spiced carrot pancakes and our weekend
Posted by Johanna GGG at 23:43
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Love the sound of these. Pancakes are perfect any time of day in my opinion :) That homemade granola sounds delicious too. Breakfast has to be my favourite meal of the day, there is just so much choice! I've with you on the whole cream cheese and jam combo too!ReplyDelete
Thanks Katie - yay for the cream cheese and jam combo - love it with fruit bread for breakfastDelete
They look great - I love the vibrant colours of everything you make! Sounds like you had a lovely day with Sylvia too.ReplyDelete
Thanks Caroline - I am so into coloured food and this really delighted me with its bright orange colourDelete
What a lovely weekedn you had! :)ReplyDelete
Those spiced carrot pancakes look utterly delicious! Great & good! :)
Thanks Sohpie - the pancakes are indeed greatDelete
Wow - these look delicious! And what a fantastic weekend it sounds like you've had!ReplyDelete
Mini-M is the biggest pancake fan at the moment, and I'm always keen to sneak in some veggies, so I'll definitely give these a go! Thanks for taking part in this month's Breakfast Club Rx
Thanks Ruth - these are great pancakes for sneaking in vegies - though Sylvia had a lovely time eating the raw grated carrotDelete
Aha! Something to do with all my carrots! They look great, too.ReplyDelete
I wonder how they'd be at room temperature with butter? I quite like pikelets that way, and these might be similar...
Thanks Catherine - they were rather good at room temp - we usually have a few pancakes leftover at room temp when I cook a batch and I will sometimes eat them plain or sometimes with butter and jamDelete
What a great weekend! There are so many things here I'd like to comment on but I'll restrain myself to a few: I love your State Library (my Mum always used to make us visit!) and Sylvia's face painting person sounds great; I've seen those mini ice cream things but never known what they are - great concept as you say; and I would like these pancakes, preferably delivered to me right now on a pretty plate :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Kari - we used to go to the library as kids too though it is blurred in my memory because we were also there for the museum when that was in the library building too. I've never heard of the mini ice creams before but am fascinated by themDelete
The book festival looks like it was fun. I adore the old world splendour of the State Library. Those pancakes are scrummyReplyDelete
Thanks Cakwlaw - "old world splendour" is a perfect way to describe the state libraryDelete
I've been meaning to make these from Joy's cookbook and it somehow just hasn't happened yet...I think breakfast-for-dinner is in order!ReplyDelete
Thanks Joanne - these have made me curious about Joy's cookbook - haven't heard of it before but am glad I have nowDelete
Mmm these carrot cake pancakes have been on my list to make for a while. Yours look so good! And that library is beautiful Don't think we have any libraries like that here.ReplyDelete
Ooh, what a lovely weekend you've had! I wasn't in an art gallery for way too long!ReplyDelete
The carrot pancakes look awesome. Carrots go so well with pancakes, muffins, and things like that. Also love the plate!
The Breakfast Club roundup is now postedReplyDelete
I was sure I had commented on these... Never mind.ReplyDelete
They look lovely - such a great colour!
Thanks for taking part in Breakfast club.
This month's breakfast club is all ready to go at Utterly Scrummy. http://utterlyscrummy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/breakfast-club-sweet-treats-pastries.html