Sicilian Whole Wheat Pancakes

Our friend @saucesandwich_ came by the Gustiamo warehouse the other day and decided to treat himself to a big 5kg bag of Castelvetrano Flour from Sicily. Yes, he must really love stone milled, beyond whole wheat flour made of Sicilian ancient grains! So we weren’t surprised when he told us that he had a plan for all that flavorful flour: blend a small percentage into his go-to recipes, to add all the fragrant aromas without altering the mouthfeel too much. Well, that’s exactly how we started experimenting with all Molini del Ponte Sicilian flours.

With his very talented and energetic kids Felix and August, they kicked off the recipe testing with a crowd pleaser: semi healthy and super tasty whole wheat pancakes. Watch the video for the step by step recipe and some serious food education (spoiler: butter is better).

Ingredients

SERVES: 4-6 people
TIME: About 20 minutes

1/2 cup of Castelvetrano whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of Maiorca flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
1 tablespoon of melted butter (plus more for cooking)
1 cup of milk
1 egg
1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of farmer’s cheese, or ricotta
Flake salt, to taste
Maple syrup or Saba, to taste

Preparation

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add the wet ingredients, and mix well.  Add the farmer’s cheese last,  then mix gently without breaking it up too much (you want it a little chunky).
  2. Heat butter on griddle or skillet on medium/high heat (a generous amount is recommended). When butter foam subsides, ladle batter onto it, making pancakes of any size you like. Flip pancakes after bubbles rise to the surface and bottoms brown (2 to 4 minutes for each side).
  3. Serve immediately finishing with some flake salt and drizzling maple syrup or Saba.