This is a basic recipe, extremely simple as it comes from old periods when people’s food had to rely on primary ingredients like flour. Yeast, sugar and milk are totally optional. But, of course, you can improvise the subject, if you like, by adding i.e. vanilla or some cinnamon that will redirect the taste and the flavour of the pancakes.
Greek tiganites are traditionally served warm with honey or icing sugar. Marmalade or a chocolate spread, fresh fruits, cheese, even clotted cream also make a delicious pairing.
Greek Tiganites – easy egg-less mini pancakes
Ingredients (for 24 pancakes 7 cm diameter or 35-40 pancakes 4 cm diameter)
6 full tbsp. flour (130-140gr)
1 cup lukewarm water (250ml)
½ tsp. salt
4 tbsp. oil (for frying)
Preparing the pancake mixture: Mix all the ingredients together (apart from oil) with a whisk or a fork. Make sure that the mixture doesn’t have lumps and leave to rest for half an hour.
Frying: Make the mini pancakes in batches. In a pan (medium temperature) heat the oil and pour one spoon of the mixture for each pancake. Cook for about half a minute, flip them once and cook for another half a minute until the pancakes are golden. Transfer in a platter covered with kitchen paper.
Serving: Greek tiganites are served hot. Add honey or jam, cream and strawberries, chocolate and hazelnuts, creamy cheese or any other topping inspire your palette.