So here in South Africa We call Crepes Pancakes! We have a culture of baking them on rainy days and then dust them with Cinnamon Sugar, roll them up into a log and eat them.. Yum
Another thing we love is a Savory Filled Pancake. We actually have a few Restaurants that ONLY serve Filled Pancakes.
Obviously NON are Vegan..
Well, I am here to Remedy that...
Here's my Recipe for Pancakes With a Savory Creamy Mushroom Filling.
I Serve mine with Leafy Greens, Cherry Tomatoes and Spring Onions from our Garden...
THE PANCAKE (OR CREPE)
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1 TBSP Vinegar
1 TBSP Oil and some more for pan frying
1.5 to 2 Cups Water-as needed to make a Thin Batter - Not too thin though.. it must coat the back of a spoon nicely
Mix all the above ingredients together, whisk to make a lump free thin batter.
Heat a pan with a bit of oil, once warm pour one soup ladle of batter into the bottom middle of the pan and swirl it in a circular motion to coat the bottom of the pan completely.
Once little holes form on top of the pancake and to top is dry you can go ahead and flip your pancake.
Don't worry - the first one is usually a flop :)
Bake all your Pancakes, stack them and put them aside.
Creamy Vegan Mushroom Filling
Oil for frying
1 Medium Onion
1 cup Button Mushrooms
1 Clove Garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 TBSP All Purpose Flour
3/4 to 1 Cup Almond or Other Plant Based Milk
Fry the onions, Garlic, Mushrooms - until it looks good to you
in a separate bowl make a slurry with the Flour and Milk and add to the fried Mushroom mix.
Stir until it thickens into a creamy white sauce.
if to thick- add fluid
if to thin - add Flour
Season with Salt and Pepper to taste
On your plate lay a Pancake and add Mushroom filling to one side of the pancake, add some fresh leaves, herbs tomatoes to your liking and Finally add some KICK-ASS WOOD SMOKED CHILLI SAUCE and fold the other half of the pancake over
Enjoy this as a Brunch or Lunch with a Side Salad, Lemon and some more Kick-Ass Wood Smoked Chilli Sauce :)
Authors: Bronson James Turner and Esme van Eck-Turner
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