Pancakes Mankousheh

Lockdown Day 28 • Pancakes Mankousheh • Pancakes Zaatar •

☆What Does this recipe mean to me ? ☆• It recalls the times where I created a School Campaign #thinkeatsucceed to increase student’s awareness about #healthyeating and initiate them to #cookingfromscratch using natural Ingredients

I made thousands of those pancakes at schools leaving classrooms filled with the smell of zaatar•Those times were purely beautiful and memorable: I visited more than 50 Private schools in 5 Years • During my visits I never thought that One day, students will no longer go to schools • But while preparing those pancakes during this #lockdown the smell of the zaatar and the flavors of those pancakes triggered my memories and acted as a  reminder: #anythinginlifeispossible,  better days are coming!

Here’s my “Mankoucheh Pancake” or Zaatar Pancake recipe • If you crave for mankouché and wish to enjoy a similar taste with fewer calories apply this easy recipe in your kitchen.

1 cup wholewheat flour (Or Oatmeal Flour)
1 cup of skimmed milk
1 egg
1 tbsp brown sugar (you can omit it)
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/5 tsp baking powder
2-3 tbsp Zaatar (you can add more)
1-2 tbsp olive oil
Sumac (Optional)
Method of Preparation:
1-In a large bowl mix the ingredients altogether until you get a homogenous mixture.
2-In a frying pan, spray cooking spray and place a large spoon of the mixture under medium heat. Once bubbles start forming on the visible side, flip the pancake.
3-Serve on a plate with a tablespoon of labneh light, mint leaves, cherry tomatoes and sprinkles of Zaatar ! You can also add white cheeses and olives.My fresh veggies used in this picture are #organic delivered at my doorstep @my.daily.basket
I paired this Quarantine Breakfast with an old time classic ..

الحلوة دي قامت تعجن في البدريه
و الديك بينده كو كو كو كو فالفجريه
يللا بنا على باب الله يا صنايعية
يجعل صباحك صباح الخيريا اصطه عطيه

Fairuz was born Nuhad Haddad in 1933 in Beirut, Lebanon. An Icon in Modern Arabic Music, a Legend and Legacy. At age 14, she began training at the National Conservatory of Music in Beirut.She got some of her formative training in Quranic recitation.
She began her musical career as a member of the chorus at the Lebanese Radio Station, where Halim Al-Rumi, a composer and musical director at the radio, recognized her unique talent and made her lead soloist. He composed songs especially for her and gave her the stage name of Fairuz (turquoise) because her voice reminded him of a precious stone.
For 15 years, Fairuz refused to perform in Lebanon.
With a repertoire of more than 800 songs, three feature films, and 400 LP recordings during a period of three decades, what do You think Your favorite Fairuz’s song would be to pair your #quarantine mornings ?

Bon App’ xx

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