We're trying out pancakes from around the world, looking beyond fluffy pancakes and beyond breakfast food
We recently tried Mongolian pancakes, gambir, as an afternoon snack. While breaking off pieces of gambir, Elle located Mongolia on a map, and we looked at the beautiful vast expanses, wild horses and gers showcased in this slideshow of Mongolian pastoral herders, one of the world's last remaining nomadic cultures.
|Hustai National Park, the ger (aka yurt) is the traditional Mongolian dwelling|
Photo Credit: Micheal; Map adapted from & sourced through CIA World Factbook
Mongolian pancakes are simple, slightly sweet pan fried dough. They make for a tasty snack, best eaten hot, barely cooled off the pan. Put them all on one plate, and break off pieces to eat while sitting around together learning about Mongolia. Or just catching up on your day.
|Gambir being prepared and cooked in Mongolian ger - isn't the stove interesting?|
Photo Credit: LeeAnne Adams
This recipe makes enough for 4 pancakes. It's easy enough for kids to make their own though they might need help rolling out the dough because it has quite a "bounce back" and you don't want them to be too thick or they won't cook through. In two of the pancakes we used leftover cinnamon sugar instead of just sugar, and that made for a nice flavor as well.