For shrove Tuesday last week I made my son a little doggy pancake
I used raisins for the nose and eyes and a little raspberry for the tongue.
I just used a basic recipe
100g plain flour
2 large eggs
1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying
lemon wedges, to serve (optional)
caster sugar, to serve (optional)
Put the flour, eggs, milk, 1 tbsp oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter. Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away.
Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper. When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go.
Serve with lemon wedges and sugar, or your favourite filling. Once cold, you can layer the pancakes between baking parchment, then wrap in cling film and freeze for up to 2 months.
PREP 20 MINS
COOK 50 MINS
1 cup dry lentils, well rinsed
2 1⁄2 cups water
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1⁄2 medium onion, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3⁄4 cup rolled oats, finely ground
3⁄4 cup breadcrumbs
Boil lentils in the water with the salt for around 45 minutes. Lentils will be soft and most of the water will be gone.
Fry the onions and carrot in the oil until soft, it will take about 5 minutes.
In a bowl mix the cooked ingredients with the pepper, soy sauce, oats and bread cumbs.
While still warm form the mixture into patties, it will make 8-10 burgers.
Burgers can then be shallow fried for 1-2 minutes on each side or baked at 200C for 15 minutes.
I got this recipe from the website http://www.food.com/recipe/vegan-lentil-burgers-224363