Sculptures By The Sea 2013

It's that time of year again in Sydney where the coastal walk from Bondi beach to Tamarama beach are covered with some of the most bizarre but beautiful sculptures.
We decided to beat the crowds and do the walk in the evening as the sun was going down.
























Low Carb Coconut Vanilla Pancakes!

To get into shape recently I've been doing a no/low card diet and really watching what I'm eating.  It wasn't easy at the start but a good two months in I'm really not missing breads and pastas that much.  However everyone once in a while you want a little treat and Sunday is mine and my boyfriend's cheat day.  We had a real craving for pancakes but not the ones with heaps of flour etc.


Below is a little recipe we came up with and yes they tasted divine.


Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

You Will Need:
1 cup of Toned Coconut & Vanilla Protein Powder, (plus 2 extra tablespoons instead of sugar)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup soy milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large egg
1 tablespoon olive oil (for the pan)




What To Do


  • Optional: Preheat oven to 200 degrees C; have a baking sheet covered tray ready to put cooked pancakes onto and shove into the oven to keep them warm whilst you cook the others.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together protein powder, baking powder, and salt; then set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, butter (or oil), and egg. Add the dry ingredients to milk mixture and whisk until just moistened (do not over mix; a few small lumps are just dandy).


  • Place a large non-stick pan on a medium heat and thinly coat in oil.
  • For each pancake, spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter onto the pan, using the back of the spoon to spread the batter out.  You don't want to make the pancake mixture too big as they will merge together (school boy error, lesson learnt!)
  • Cook for 1 to 2 minuets until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst.  Flip carefully with a thin spatula and cook until golden brown on the underside for a further 1 to 2 minuets. 


  • Once both sides are a delightful golden colour transfer onto a baking sheet or platter; cover loosely with aluminium foil, and keep warm in oven. Continue with more oil and use up the remaining batter (You'll probably end up with 12 to 15 pancakes - enough to feed a small army!).

 

  • Serve warm, with your desired toppings.  Mine would have to be honey, raspberry jam and a cheeky sprinkle of sugar, also not forgetting that the pancake mixture has the Coconut & Vanilla protein in it which makes it taste even more delightful.
  • Sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy.



Bon app├ętit!
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