Sunday, 26 May 2013

Brunch: Vegetable Pancakes

Rocket & Roses HQ Play List:

Mary J Blige ~ Family Affair
Truth Hurts ~ Addictive
Ciara ~ Love Sex Magic
Bobby McFerrin ~ Don't Worry, Be Happy
Kelly Rowland ~ Commander
Ll Cool J & J-Lo ~ Control Myself
Katy B ~ Lights On
Deep Dish ~ Flashdance
Kelly Clarkson ~ What Doesn't Kill Ya
Maroon 5 ~ Moves Like Jagger
Cheryl Cole ~ Parachute
Pitbull ~ I Know You Want Me
David Guetta ~ Sexy Chick
Cory Lee ~ The Naughty Song

Now these little beauties can be eaten at any meal time but as I had them for brunch today I have posted them as a brunch item. I am very much more of a savoury pancake lover than a sweet one.

We didn't make the wheat based pancakes as suggested in the recipe as I am trying to limit my wheat intake so we went with the chickpea pancakes recipe we use a lot.

2o tbsp chickpea flour  + 20 tbsp water mixed to a smooth batter. Then cooked off in a heated skillet or crepe pan until golden on both sides. 1-2 mins first side...1 min second.

Now I liked the filling as it was but I would make one change next time..I found the filling to be frustratingly loose. I think most of it fell back on my plate with each mouthful which meant I ended up with no pancake and lots of filling left at the end of the The recipe calls for Nooch to be flaked on top of the pancakes or vegan cheese. This time we went with Nooch but next time I will use vegan cheese but not on top but inside to bind the veggies. I liked the fresh taste of the peas, courgettes and celery and the savouriness of the marjoram however I do have many ideas for my own savoury pancake recipes now.

Vegetable Pancakes
Vegetable Pancakes Serves 4
(Recipe from Easy Vegan Cooking/Leneman)

4 cooked pancakes of your choice

2 onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp garlic oil
4 celery stalks, finely chopped
340g/ 3/4 lb courgettes, finely chopped
225g/ 1/2 lb fresh or frozen peas
1 tsp dried marjoram
3-4 tbsp Nutritional Yeast or 2 tbsp vegan Parmesan

Heat the oil in a pan, sauté the onions for 2-3 minutes. Add the celery and sauté for a further 2-3 minutes. Add the courgettes and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.

Add the peas to the pan (if frozen raise heat briefly) and stir in the marjoram. Lower the heat and cover leaving to cook for 3 minutes more. Set to one side

Fill each of the pancakes with some of the veggie mixture and fold over and place on a baking sheet or dish. When all the pancakes have been filled, sprinkle the top with Nooch or Cheeze and bake in a moderate oven at 350'f180'c/Gas Mark 4 for about 15 minutes.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Sunday is a peaceful one..