Friday, 8 January 2016

Food Friday!!: Crumpet-Hot Cakes (Crumpet-Pancakes)

Welcome to the first edition of Food Friday!!

Today I made some vegan crumpet-hot cakes not once, but TWICE! The second time, I gave some to my family (and y'all know they aren't vegan/vegetarian) and they actually liked it!

The reason this is called Crumpet-Hot Cakes/Crumpet-Pancakes is because on one side, they look like crumpets and on the other, they look like pancakes/hot cakes. Oh! They also feel fluffy like crumpets do! (by the way, I'm not a fan of actual crumpets, they taste....yeah....not a fan of many things).

Bon Appétit!


Makes 6 Crumpet-Hot Cakes

  • 5 heaped tablespoons of self-raising flour (or a flour of your choice with about a teaspoon or so of baking powder)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of oats
  • Warm water
  • Sugar, agave nectar, maple syrup.....a sweetener of your choice in the amount you wish
  • 1 teaspoon of Mediterranean sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper


  • Mix all the dry ingredients together (excluding the oats)
  • In a cup/bowl pour in the oats and pour enough warm water to just cover the oats over it
  • Mix the oats with the water and push down on it a bit with a fork until the water thickens up a bit
  • Pour some warm water over the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon to make a soft dough.
  • Pour the oats and water mixture over it and stir with a spoon again
  • Add a little more warm water and stir until a thick liquid consistency is developed (or a consistency of your choice).
  • Switch to a fork and whisk the mixture for a few minutes until the mixture becomes smooth/almost smooth.
  • Heat up a non-stick pan (or get some oil on a kitchen towel/napkin and rub that towel/napkin over your pan to prevent the batter from sticking to the pan).
  • Pour three tablespoons per crumpet-hot cake onto the pan.
  • The pops/holes formed when pancakes are ready to be flipped will form almost immediately. DO NOT TOUCH YOU CRUMPET-HOT CAKES! They are not ready to be flipped.
  • When the top/side facing you, of the crumpet-hot cakes is completely dry and not sticky-to-touch, using a spatula, flip them over (shake the spatula as you are pushing under the crumpet-hot cakes to get them neatly off the pan).
  • After a few minute, check under the crumpet-hot cakes. If parts of it have got a light brown tone/colour to it, you can take it off the heat now or you could brown it up a bit more, but that's your choice.

Hope you enjoy this!!

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