I LOVE pancakes, like really really love them… but before today I had never actually made them from scratch myself. We had them almost every Sunday morning when I was growing up and now every year on pancake day I go home to my Mum’s and she cooks them for me, I don’t think we have EVER deviated from that tradition, until this year when she (selfishly I thought) had to work.
Seeing as I’m probably the only person that is remotely interested in food that has never made pancakes from scratch before I won’t bore you all to tears with listing the recipe, but here is a link to the one I used, I made double the quantity because Mr P&P and I are incredibly greedy.
I really wanted to make a some sort of savoury pancake and had some spinach and 3/4 of a tub of cream cheese to use up so had the brilliant idea of making a pancake cannelloni. Obviously I’m not the first person to do this but I was quite irritated (in case you hadn’t noticed I’m slightly irrational) to see an almost identical recipe from BBC Good Food flash up in my Newsfeed on Facebook. Mine is better anyway.
Bag of spinach (mine was 180g and young leaf)
3/4 tub of cream cheese (you could probably get away with 1/2)
Lump of hard cheese grated, whatever you’ve got, enough to cover the top of your “cannelloni”
Jar/tub of tomato pasta sauce
- Preheat the oven to 200
- Melt the butter in a large frying pan and fry the onions until soft and caramelised
- Add the spinach to the pan and fry until completely wilted
- Take off the heat and stir in the cream cheese until thoroughly combined
- Spoon onto the pancakes (below) and roll up
Spoon the tomato sauce* over the bottom of the dish line up the pancakes on top of it, spoon the rest of the sauce on top and cover with the grated cheese.
*Mine was fresh “Glorious” sundried tomato and chianti sauce (on offer for £1!) you can make your own tomato sauce if you want but I couldn’t be arsed.
Bake in the oven ’til it looks a bit like the photo below. I didn’t serve them with anything cos we had about a zillion more pancakes to trough our way through.
As you can see from the picture proudly adorning the top of this post I also made a batch of American style pancakes (GREEDY). This time I DID use a recipe from the BBC Good Food site- here.
|Blueberry pancakes with Maple syrup|
|And another photo cos I’m SO proud of them 🙂|
|Morello cherries soaked in Brandy with cream|
What’s your favourite pancake flavour? Please do comment below or tweet me x