Marmite pancakes (and some other food)

Tuesday seems a long time ago now! I had decided to have savoury pancakes for dinner, so I made the batter the night before (as it is meant to be left to rest for some reason). I have no idea where the pancake recipe is from, but they are all fairly similar I suppose. Mine was:

112g plain flour

2 eggs

210ml milk (I used Alpro light)

90ml water

This made 6 massive pancakes; next time I would make them a bit thinner and cook a few more.

The recipe said to use a little butter in the pan while it heats up, but then I find the first pancake is not so good, so if you have a non stick pan it is probably fine without. I didn’t add any more, anyway.

Pour the batter onto the pan to coat, leave until the sides come away from the edge of the pan (maybe 30 seconds) and flip.

In the end I had one savoury one- I spread the warm pancake with cream cheese and marmite, and then rolled it up. With some rocket, to balance it out a bit!

OK, it does not look that great, but it was yummy. Seriously marmite and cream cheese go very well together.

The second one was a bit like a cheesecake filling- cream cheese and lovely meridian cherry spread.

A little later, I cooked some pancakes for dessert.

We both had them with nutella and sliced banana- scrumptious.

I was looking forward to them during my run after work on Tuesday, and they were all worth it.

Work has been busy this week (parents evenings) and I was very pleased to find a little parcel waiting for me when I got home one night.

As a thank you for doing some posts on their tea, Twinings sent me some tea- Everyday tea, and some fab looking black tea with echinacea, which will be very handy for warding off the germs from the children!

On Monday, we had some delicious wraps for dinner.

We roasted up some butternut squash (a bag of pre-chopped stuff), a red onion and a pepper (for about 40 mins I think). Then we put the mixture into a wholemeal wrap, sprinkled on some goats cheese, and baked in the oven for about 10 minutes, and served with some salad. I love the combination of squash and goats cheese, and this was just such an easy meal to make after work.

Well, onto the running. I went out twice this week- Monday and Tuesday after work. Considering I did my long run on Sunday, I was not too stiff compared to some weeks. I only did about 3.5 miles each time, but I tried to keep the speed up. Due to being at work I missed my Wednesday night run, and pump on Thursday, and today we are getting the train down to Brighton, so this week I am only going to manage 3 runs. But it can’t be helped, and hopefully the long rest will mean I am raring to go on Sunday morning. Next week is half term so I can relax and head out when I fancy it- I am soooooo looking forward to that.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

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12 thoughts on “Marmite pancakes (and some other food)

  1. My Mum loves extra light cream cheese and marmite on wholemeal toast 😀 But I have a sweet tooth so I’m drooling over the concept of a Nutella and banana pancake. I don’t think any vegan chocolate nut butters have really come close to Nutella, sadly.

    xxx

    • I used to have cream cheese and marmite on toast (or in a sandwich) quite often.
      I agree about the nut butters- Justins hazelnut spread is nice, but not the same.

  2. Roasted veg and goats’ cheese are so good together and your pancakes look delicious. I have to be awkward and I don’t love or hate Marmite, it’s all right but I don’t eat it that often – but I bet it was lovely with cream cheese and the sweet cheesecake pancake sounds inspired too 🙂

    • I am the same with marmite- I do like it and have it every now and then, but I don’t love it either. I just fancied it this week! Andy on the other hand loves it and spreads it so thickly- not sure how he manages to eat it!

  3. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks Marmite and cream cheese make for an awesome filler (a killer filler?) I love the tortilla bowls you made too; I’ll have to give that a proper go at some point.

    Jamie

  4. Ooh not sure about the Marmite!! I’m really not a fan. But I do love creme cheese. I can imagine creme cheese and chocolate is a good combo…mmm.
    Hope you’re run went/goes well today. Ahh half term as well, enjoy the time off! I will be enjoying the easier commute’s to work woohoo. It’s nicer to be able to run whenever you want without squeezing it whenever you can. That’s why I always love my weekend run, no rush and no panic 🙂

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