March 2nd, 2015
|02:34 am - Awesome Almond Flour Pancakes + Wacky Fannish Musings|
As I've mentioned before, since amberite discovered they had celiac, I've found that there are several issues with most gluten-free baked goods. First off, most have a texture that's horrid (rubbery cookies are deeply scary), most modern GF recipes are very bad, but there are also traditional baked goods that don't use any gluten containing ingredients, also almond flour is vastly tastier than ordinary SF flours, and almond flour only works in baking if combined with beaten egg white.
So, I found a recipe for pancakes made with almond flour, and since it didn't have any beaten egg whites, I beat one of the four egg whites. The result was not merely delicious, but had a texture far more like actual wheat pancakes than I expected - considerably more than cornmeal pancakes. These are actually tastier than ordinary pancakes.
1 cup almond flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking powder
1 TBS maple syrup
- In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, salt, and baking powder.
- Separate 1 egg, beat the egg white until firm but not dry.
- In a separate bowl, mix 3 eggs, 1 yolk, vanilla, and maple syrup.
- Pour egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix until there are no clumps.
- Stir in beaten egg white.
- Heat oil over medium heat cast iron skillet.
- Pour 1/4 cup batter into the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes on the first side, then flip.
Now for some truly wacky fannish speculation teaotter has written Chronicles of the Kencryrath fanfic for the Yuletide fanfic exchange, and a few years ago she and I speculated on weird AU fanfics - combine two AU tropes- the band AU and the vampire AU, and get the main characters as vampires in the same rock band, which would oddly work (although she's fairly certain to never write this).
Tonight I mentioned this and she and I riffed on the idea until teaotter came up with something ever better, the band AU/Empire tv series crossover fic. For those unfamiliar with this excellent new show, Empire can be summed up as the plot of The Lion In Winter, except set in the modern day, and instead of Britain, the question of inheritance is about a vast hip-hop-based media corporation, with three brothers, and a mother just out of prison - it's exceptionally good.
In any case, replace the three brothers with Jame, Tori, & Kindrie, and presumably have Ganth, Gerridon, and Jamethiel Dreamweaver as the older generation, and you might actually get something very, very cool, it completely bizarre.