Sunday, 21 July 2013

Brunch: Lentil Stuffed Pancakes (GF and Vegan)

Rocket & Roses HQ Play List:

Astaire & Rodgers ~ A Fine Romance
Kenny Wayne Shepherd ~ Riverside
Tommy Jones ~ Crimson & Clover
James Morrison ft Nelly Futardo ~ Broken Strings
The Union ~ The World is Yours
Chris Cornell ~ Killing Birds
U2 ~ Dancing Barefoot
Marc Almond ~ Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Garbage ~ So Like A Rose
Pat Benatar ~ Heartbreaker
Evanescence ~ Everybody's Fool
Gary Moore ~ Parisienne Walkways
Hannah Jones ~ Was That All It Was?
Sting ~ If You Love Somebody

Now, there are these little vegan and GF pancakes that we discovered last year...chickpea pancakes. They are very cheap to make...the texture is great as you can make them as thin as a crepe or as thick as an American pancake...and each variation works. Chickpea flour and water makes for happy kitchen moments here. And we are constantly experimenting with fillings for them.

I was craving an extremely savoury brunch meal and a pancake stuffed with lentils came to mind. And to be honest this recipe isn't won't win and awards for appearance...and I should imagine if you put it in front of one of those weird and extremely strange meat consuming folks..they would probably run a mile. *shrugs* Their I loved the comforting and wholefood feel of this dish. It satisfied my savoury craving...and filled me up ready for the adventures of the day ahead.

Lentil Stuffed Pancakes...see told Tricky little suckers to
photograph. But there are lentils in there..promise.

Lentil Stuffed Pancakes Serves 3

6 tbsp chickpea flour
9 tbsp water

1 tin of green lentils, rinsed and drained
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp oil of your choice
1/2 cup of veggie stock
1 tsp ground coriander
salt to season
freshly cracked black pepper to season

Mix the chickpea flour and water together until smooth. Set to one side for a few minutes whilst you prep the filling ingredients. Then heat a skillet or crepe pan over a med heat. And pour a third of the mixture onto the pan...and spread out. Cook for 3 minutes on the first side and then one minute on the second. Keep warm whilst you cook off 2 more. Keep warm.

Chickpea Pancake
In another skillet heat the oil and sauté the onion and garlic until they are soft. Stir in the lentils and keep moving to cover them in the onion/garlic/oil mix. Add some stock and simmer until the lentil mix thickens slightly then add the coriander and seasonings...cook for a further 4 minutes.

A slightly steamy lentil
Place a pancake on to a plate...cover half of the pancake with the lentil mix...and fold over and enjoy!

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