Mini oven pancake canapés

Makes 32-36

This picture has mini oven pancake canapes. The base looks like a mini Yorkshire pudding, but it's sweet. The canapes are topped with vanilla cream and blueberries and slices of strawberry. There are also strawberries, blueberries and blackberries in the picture.Oven pancakes are a popular Finnish treat, but I have added a British twist: I have based the recipe on the traditional Finnish recipe but made the pancakes in the shape of individual mini-size Yorkshire puddings (the Finnish oven pancakes are large and cut to portions after baking).

My grandmother used to make the most delicious oven pancakes and serve them with her own homemade strawberry jam and vanilla cream. Usually the Finnish pancakes are made with milk, but because gluten-free flour tastes better when there’s some fat in the batter, I have used single cream and water instead. Continue reading


Curd cheese patties

This recipe was inspired by my friend Nina Moon who introduced me to this Latvian delicacy. These patties are very quick and simple to make. And they make a delicious breakfast or supper as they’re not overly sweet.

You will need some curd cheese to make the patties. I have used Polish twaróg. You can find it on the dairy aisle in large supermarkets that sell Polish food or in Polish food shops. Continue reading