During our time away, we did make pancakes from Georgia and Germany. I just haven't had the time to blog about it yet. Now, finding a little bit of free time on my hands, I decided to go ahead and blog about these two countries. So, without further ado, we move on to Georgia.
Before giving you the pancake recipe from Georgia, I just wanted to mention that our travels first took us back to Africa, to the countries of Gabon and The Gambia. However, we had the same problem we've often had in African countries, no pancakes that we could discover. After some pretty serious investigating, we decided to move on to Georgia. As always, if anyone knows of pancakes from either of these two countries and can point us in the right direction, we'd gladly revisit these two countries.
In Georgia, pancakes are called mchadi. Mchadi are a cornbread style pancake. Also, Geogians apparently eat a lot of beans, which are called lobio. So we decided to make lobio with sweet corn to go with our mchadi. We originally made the lobio up, and when we went to make the mchadi, we discovered that we didn't have all of the ingredients for it. We ended up freezing the lobio. I don't have pictures of the lobio making process for some reason also. However, we used the recipe from the Georgian Recipe website, and it has some great pictures. Take a look at the website to learn how to make lobio with sweet corn. Here is what our lobio looked like once it was made:
For the mchadi, you will need the following ingredients:
400 grams of white ground corn meal
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of cold water
oil for cooking
Here is a picture of the cornmeal we used: