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Savoury Pancakes Recipe


Recipe Phillippa Cheifitz Ingredients for a cheese and tomato savoury pancakes:

  • About 8 thin pancakes, cooked on one side only

For the filling, mix together:

  • 1 soft ball mozzarella, shredded
  • ½ cup crumbled ricotta
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • ½t dried oregano or some shredded basil leaves

For the topping:

  • About 1 cup home-made tomato sauce
  • A few tablespoons grated Parmesan

Directions: Place some cheese filling on the cooked side of each pancake and roll up. Arrange in an oiled baking dish and spoon the tomato sauce over. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and bake for about 20 minutes at 190°C or until hot and golden. Ingredients for a spinach and cheese savoury pancakes:

  • About 8 thin pancakes, cooked on one side only

For the filling, mix together:

  • 250g fresh spinach or Swiss chard
  • 2T thick cream
  • 125g Gruyère, grated
  • Sea salt and milled black pepper
  • Extra grated Gruyère or Parmesan
  • Butter

Directions: Wash the spinach well. Trim and shred. Steam until tender. Heat the spinach in a nonstick pan, stirring until all the moisture has evaporated. Stir in cream and cheese and check seasoning. Place a generous spoonful of filling in each pancake, then fold into quarters. Place on a well-buttered baking tray. Sprinkle all the pancakes with extra cheese and dot each one with butter. Bake at 200°C for 10–15 minutes or until hot and golden. Serves 4 For more delicious recipes, make sure you buy Phillippa Cheifitz’s new cookbook, Lazy Days - Easy Summer Cooking (R345, Quiver Tree Publications). You can also enter our competition here and win a copy!