Who’s excited for Pancake Day? I know a lot of people prefer more crepe-like pancakes but I’ve never been very good at making them, they’re too thin and flimsy. I’m much more partial to fluffy American-style pancakes (I blame PJ’s Pancake House and their $6 student brunch deal) and find them both easier to make and more satisfying to eat. So any Francophiles can just stop reading at this point.

I’ve always liked the idea of pancakes made from oats, but without egg as a binder I find they fall apart or just turn mushy a little too easily. I often make savoury chickpea flour fritters for a quick lunch, so played with the idea of adding chickpea flour to the mix to make the pancake more sturdy, and it worked perfectly (and don’t worry, it doesn’t taste savoury or chickpea-ish at all).  View Full Post

Summer in Oxford, and the streets stink of champagne. The river gets steadily browner  with each passing week, as confetti-covered students free of exams leap into it one by one. The last few days of my second year have been a chaotic blur of rushing deadlines, last-minute meetings, choked goodbyes, late nights, early mornings, coffee.

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