Friday, September 26, 2014

Welsh Crempog/Ffroes/Welsh Pancakes ~~ Welsh Cuisine

Welsh cuisine, this is the cuisine of Wales, which is a part of United Kingdom and covers a part of the island of Great Britain. For the alphabetic letter 'W' i picked Wales and cooked a simple traditional dish from this cuisine.Its was bit hard to decide for the letter W but however since i didnt cook United Kingdom for 'U', cooking from Welsh cuisine is very much granted as per terms of this month's blogging marathon hence i picked Welsh cuisine for W.You might have noticed that as am running a month of blogging marathon with Around the world as theme since few days with country's name starting with Alphabets. We are reaching almost the end of this month's blogging marathon, am so happy that i finished successfully cooking from various countries during this month and learned many more new dishes as well.

Coming to Welsh cuisine, as per wiki,Traditional dishes includes laverbread (made from, an edible seaweed), bara brith (fruit bread),cawl (a lamb stew), cawl cennin (leek soup), Welsh cakes and Welsh lamb. Cockles, a variety of clam are sometimes served as a traditional breakfast with bacon and laverbread.Although Wales has its own traditional food, and has absorbed much of the cuisine of England, Welsh diets now owe more to the countries of India, China and the United States.Chicken tikka masala is the country's favourite dish while hamburgers and Chinese food outsell fish and chips as a takeaway.Each dish is a potted history of Wales. It’s honest, hearty stuff, made with fresh seasonal ingredients. Other famous dishes, like Glamorgan sausages and Welsh rarebit, reflect a time when meat was a scarce luxury. Modern Welsh cooking is about the top-quality ingredients, cooked simply, to let the natural flavours shine through their cooking with lamb from mountains and saltmarshes, Welsh Black beef, Carmarthen ham, and abundant seafood. And to wash it down,Welsh people drink ales from the artisan breweries, Welsh wine and whisky, and plenty of fresh spring water.

Crempog, Ffroes, Welsh Pancakes

Welsh cakes was my first choice when i decided Wales as my country of choice for the letter 'W'. However i couldnt make the famous Welsh cakes coz the black currants, since i dont have them i skipped it at the last moment and opted this thick Welsh crempog aka pancakes.Crempog are the traditional Welsh pancakes prepared during teatime. Crempog also known as Ffroes are made with or without yeast, with buttermilk, oats and sometimes with dry frutis. Traditional Crempogs are made with self raising flour,salt,eggs,milk and butter. Usually these pancakes are enjoyed drizzled with golden sryup which is often stacked in a pile, smothered with butter. Later the stack can be sliced like a wedge of cake and eaten with cup of tea.We loved having thick Welsh pancakes for our Sunday brunch few days back and enjoyed thoroughly with golden syrup.

Crempog, Ffroes, Welsh Pancakes

2cups All purpose flour
1/2litre Buttermilk (warm)
2tbsp Sugar
1tsp Baking soda
1/4tsp Salt
55grms Butter
1tbsp Vinegar
2nos Eggs (beaten)

Add the butter to the warm buttermilk, meanwhile take the flour in a large bowl.

Gradually pour the buttermilk-butter mixture to the flour, mix well.

Keep the mixture aside for half an hour.

Now add the sugar, baking soda, salt,vinegar and beaten eggs, mix well to form a smooth batter.

Heat a heavy griddle, grease it with butter, drop a tablespoon of batter, cook in medium flame, flip and cook on both side until they turns folden brown.

Spread butter on each pancakes.

Drizzle the pancakes with golden syrup and eat warm.


Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, those pancakes - syrup combo sounds lovely.

Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

These buttermilk pancakes look delicious. Lovely golden brown. Great for weekend breakfast.

MySpicyKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Pancakes turned out good and would not mind them for breakfast. Wales is a nice choice for alphabet W.

Nargis Aara said... Reply To This Comment

Yummmy yummmy pancakes pics says it all should be so delicious :)

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Love the pancakes

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Pancake looks super tasty.

nandoos kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

yummy pancake..

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

super soft and fluffy have got some nice collection of pancakes recipes, will try it sometime!

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

wow..good breakfast,looks tempting!!

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

love any type of pancakes, this looks perfect

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

I too had vhosen Wales snd wanted to make Barabirth bit I hsd to change my country. .the mini pancakes looks nice and fluffy with a perfect golden colour.

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

very soft pancakes, looks yummy :-)

Gloria Fernandes said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy pancakes they look so cute...

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Fluffy pancakes!! My kids will surely love these!

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Welsh pancakes look fluffy and filling.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

This is such an inviting pancake Priya...guess all the pancakes you tried turned out great..bookmarked!

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Wow what a delicious pancake. Bookmarked these are something my kiddo will love.

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

Pancakes looks yum Priya...

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Tempting pancakes again :) looks super spongy aks..

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

unusual pancakes with use of vinegar but I guess that helps the baking soda activate

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

The golden colour of the pancakes look beautiful...

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Very filling & tempting pancakes.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Love that beautiful golden color on them priya!!! makes one delicious breakfast!