Sunday, December 14, 2008

Spinach Pancake

It's a rainy Sunday, so decided to stay home and eat breakfast instead of our usual sunday breakfast at the Kopitiam downstairs. Tried my hand at making Spinach Pancake, it tasted quite nice, more like a crepe then pancake. SMALL FAN likes it with nutella and peanut butter. As for BIG FAN & myself we served it with a cheese and sausage cream sauce (see recipe below).

Spinach Pancake
(serve 2 to 3)
  • 50g fresh spinach, leaves only (I used 2 cubes of spinach puree that I have made earlier on)
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 150ml of milk
  • 1 tbsp oil
  1. Wash the spinach leaves well in cold water and then place in a frying pan, set over a medium heat. Cover and cook gently for 2-3 minutes until the spinach has just wilted, stirring ocassonally. Drain off any excess liquid and cool. (I skipped this step as I used spinach puree).
  2. Put the flour, egg yolk and a little salt and pepper, if liked, into a bowl. Whisk in the milk to make a smooth batter. Finely chop the spinach and stir into the batter.
  3. Heat a little oil in a frying pan, pour off excess, then add 2 tbsp pancake batter, tilting the pan so that the batter covers the base. Cook for a few minutes until browned, then flip over and cook the other side until golden. Slide the pancake on to a plate and keep warm.
  4. Continue making pancakes until all the batter is used up.
  5. Serve pancakes with your kids' favourite sauce.
Cream Sauce Filing
  • 1 tbsp margarine (I used butter instead)
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 25g grated mild cheese (I used cheddar cheese)
  • 40g thinly sliced ham, chopped (as I don't have any ham, I used sausages instead)
  • 40g button (white) mushrooms, thinly sliced (I opmited this as I don't have it on hand)
  1. Melt margarine or butter in a pan, stir in the flour and then gradually stir in the milk and bring to boil, stirring continuously until smooth.
  2. Add the cheese, ham and mushrooms and stir to mix.
  3. Heat, cover and keep warm.
  4. Fold the pancakes into quarters, then spoon a little of the cream sauce into each one. Arrange the pancakes on plates and serve.

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