Monday, August 10, 2020

savoury tuna-sweetcorn pancakes with pickle-y carrots


I bought a gluten-free baking mix from our local Japanese grocery store that can be used for okonomiyaki or fried chicken, and sometimes I use it for these savoury muffins that I conjured up a couple years ago. These tuna and sweetcorn pancakes were a surprising hit! I was imagining a cross between a British tuna-sweetcorn sandwich and Japanese okonomiyaki, and these were birthed. The boys have asked for them again this week.

You'll need: 
  • 300 grams gluten-free baking mix plus the called-for water
  • salt and pepper
  • dried parsley
  • sliced green onions
  • 4 small cans of tuna, drained
  • 1 large can of corn, drained
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise for the recipe, plus more for topping if desired
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
Do this:

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the baking mix plus the amount of water that it calls for. Then stir in the tuna, corn, salt, pepper, dried parsley, sliced green onions, and mayo. Fry as you would for regular pancakes, in a little oil on a hot frying pan. 

In a separate small bowl, mix the grated carrots with the already-whisked olive oil, white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar, and a bit of salt.

Plate up the pancakes with a spoonful of the carrot salad, a drizzle of more mayo, and sprinkle some dried parsley over the top if desired.

oatmeal-banana thumbprint jam cookies

These "flourless thumbprint breakfast cookies" are such easy cookies to make, even after dinner, in a few minutes. You just need oatmeal, bananas, and your favorite jam. 

Here you go! 

You'll need:
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 3 Tablespoons chia seeds or flaxseed meal (you can leave this out if you don't have either)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • jam
Do this:

Preheat your oven to 180 C and line a baking pan with parchment/baking paper. Pulse your oats in a food processor, but don't grind them into a powder---leave a few whole oats. Mix with all the ingredients except the jam. Make them into cookie shapes and press a little indention into each cookie to spoon a bit of jam into. Bake for about 11 minutes.

An easy dessert with some yummy flavors.