Monday, 7 April 2008

They're pancakes, but not as you know them.

I've been thinking about savoury pancakes recently. Not crepes necessarily, but thick, fluffy-ish smaller than crepe pancakes - not filled with anything, but maybe, or maybe with the filling cooked in. This is one of those made into reality. The other one I'm playing around with is based on one my Mum made when we were kids, with has leeks and "cream cheese" as either a filling, a topping or incorporated. Watch this space for more...

Anyhow, back to last nights. They were a little dry-ish, but I think that's from the Teff flour - I was playing with the flavour of it in them, its good, but because of it they're better served with a sauce / gravy / moist topping like I did with the mushrooms. You could also make them smaller and use as a base for hors d'oeuvre, or to stretch as appetisers for more people.

Aduki Bean Pancakes.
Makes 12 1/4C size pancakes - serves at least 4 as appetizer

1/2 Onion - finely chopped
2 cloves Garlic - grated
1 T fresh Ginger - grated
1/2 Chili Pepper - finely chopped
1 C cooked Aduki Beans
1 C Water
1/4 C Olive Oil
2 t Cumin
1/2 t Paprika
1/2 t Salt
1/4 t Black Pepper
1/4 C Teff Flour (or sub WWPF)
1 C Plain Flour
1 T Baking Powder
  • In a medium sized pan over medium heat saute the onion, garlic, ginger and chili for about 5 minutes until onion is translucent. Stir frequently so it does burn.
  • In your food processor blend together the onion mix, beans, water, and oil until really smooth.
  • In a large bowl sift the spices, flours and BPowder. Add the bean mix to the flour and stir to combine.
  • Heat a little oil in your pan over medium - medium/low heat for cooking the pancakes. Using a 1/4 C measure (or size of your choice) scoop the pancake mix into the pan.
  • Allow to cook for 5 minutes on the first side before flipping - you'll see some bubbles but not many due to the thickness of the batter, and cook for 2 - 3 minutes on the second side until nicely brown.
  • Keep warm by covering on a plate with a clean tea towel as you cook the rest.

H really enjoyed these. Especially with the mushrooms as he just loves Mushrooms!


Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

Those look fantastic! I love mushrooms too - I definitely need to try this recipe.

Romina said...

What a great idea!!

vijita said...

Thanks for your message on my blog Carla. I must say I love your blog as well and I have read But Did They Eat It to completion!

Nicky said...

Hi Carla,

Thanks for the link! Always in awe of your baking and cooking prowess (even in home ec class :O)

mollyjade said...

I love the idea of mushrooms and savory pancakes together.