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Sweet & Savoury Pancakes

Posted by felicity Sunday, September 02, 2012

Here at Yummy Discoveries we are all about making parent's lives easier in the kitchen.  So we love coming up with recipes that are versatile and simple yet healthy and tasty, for all the family.
 
A simple batter mix offers itself to many different recipes that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner (and not just on Shrove Tuesday)!  Here are a couple of our little one's favourites; Sweet Pancakes – a great alternative to toast at breakfast and Savoury Pancakes, delicious as a light lunch.
 

Ingredients

Ingredients for the batter mix which is the base for both recipes (makes 6 large pancakes using an 8”):
 
100g / 4oz plain flour
1 egg
300ml  / ½ pint  milk
1 blob of melted butter or oil for frying
 
 
Extra ingredients for the Savoury Pancake:
 
2 cloves of garlic
1 chopped leek
½ a courgette, chopped
Handful of mushrooms chopped
½ pepper, chopped
Handful of cherry tomatoes, quartered
Handful of grated cheddar cheese
Chopped ham (optional)
 
Extra ingredients for Sweet Pancakes
 
Butter and fruit puree or jam to serve. (try rhapsodie st dalfour fruit spread as a great alternative to jam – you can get it in the jam aisle in most supermarkets)
 
 
 

Method

Savoury Pancakes (15 minutes preparation time and 10 minutes to cook):
 
  1. Sift the flour into a bowl, holding the sieve high over the bowl to get air into the flour
  2. Make a well in the centre of the flour and crack the egg into it
  3. Whisk the egg incorporating all the flour
  4. Next gradually add half the milk, whisking all the while, to form a smooth batter
  5. Pour in the remaining milk and whisk until you get a nice smooth batter, the consistency of single cream.
  6. Leave the batter to stand whilst you cook ingredients for the savoury pancakes
  7. Heat some oil in a pan and over a gentle heat cook the garlic, leek and courgette
  8. Once the courgette is soft add the mushrooms, pepper and tomato and cook until the mushrooms are just cooked.
  9. Brush the base of a clean frying pan with some of the melted butter or heat some oil
  10. Heat over a medium heat and when the pan and butter (or oil) are hot pour a ladle's worth of batter into the pan titling it whilst doing so in order to cover the entire base with batter
  11. Sprinkle a couple of tbsp of cooked vegetables over the cooking batter
  12. Once the batter starts to bubble and turn a deeper colour sprinkle with the grated cheese and ham, fold the pancake and cook for a few more minutes
  13. Carefully flip the pancake and cook for a few more minutes
  14. Serve immediately once cool enough for little hands
 

Savoury_Pancake.jpg

 
 

Sweet Pancakes (about 5 minutes preparation time and 5 minutes to cook)  

 
 
  1. Sift the flour into a bowl, holding the sieve high over the bowl to get air into the flour
  2. Make a well in the centre of the flour and crack the egg into it
  3. Whisk the egg incorporating all the flour
  4. Next gradually add half the milk, whisking all the while, to form a smooth batter
  5. Pour in the remaining milk and whisk until you get a nice smooth batter, the consistency of single cream.
  6. Brush the base of a clean frying pan with some of the melted butter or heat some oil
  7. Heat over a medium heat and when the pan and butter (or oil) are hot pour a couple of tbsp      worth the of batter into the pan (it is easy to use a jug)
  8. When the batter bubbles, flip and cook 
  9. Cook the other side until the flap jack is a nice golden colour on each side
  10. Place on a plate and to create a perfect circle use a circular pastry cutter (or any shape of your choice!)
  11. To serve spread with butter and fruit puree or jam
 
Sweet_Pancake.jpg
 
 Enjoy!
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Thank you x