What is it that most afternoons we all want something sweet to eat? I guess some chemical reaction takes place in our body and we desperately need something sweet to eat. I am sure my fellow blogger Joanne from Eats Well with Others will be able to enlighten us, since apart from being a very good cook, she is also a medical student. So, Joanne when you read this please let us know what happens in our body every afternoon.
So, this was one of those days and my son, while he was studying his lessons, asked for something sweet and quick. I didn’t know what to do and then it came to me. Tiganites. Tiganites is something like pancakes. Most of the times we fry them like the croquettes. I tried to make it healthier and not absorb so much oil and thus, I used a small skillet. We eat them here with honey and cinnamon or with sugar and cinnamon. I used honey because it is healthier and more nutritional for the child. If you want something quick and sweet, I recommend it to you. It can be made in no time. I make this recipe quite often. It originates from a cook-book by Sophia Skoura. She is something like Julia Child for Greece.
1 cup all purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
½ cup milk
Pinch of salt
½ tsp vanilla extract
Shift the flour with the baking powder in a bowl. In another bowl mix the eggs and sugar and whisk until they become fluffy. Add the rest of the liquids and whisk again. Put the dry ingredients into the bowl with the liquids and mix until they are incorporated. In small skillet 15cm. add 1 tbsp of margarine and put it in medium-high heat. Add approximately ½ cup of the batter and let it bake until golden, turn on the other side and do the same. Follow this procedure until the batter is finished. Add honey and cinnamon and serve warm.