Tuesday, 12 February 2013

It's Pancake day!

I loved Maid Marion and her merry men and this episode is perfect for today. I'll be eating lots and lots of pancakes this evening because it's Shrove Tuesday.
I very much enjoy any festival that has a specific food connected to it!
What do you have with your pancakes? the traditional lemon and sugar? golden syrup? Nutella and bananas?
In case you want a bit of variety from very sweet pancakes, I'm sharing my spinach, pesto pancake recipe. We'll probably have these and then quite a few sweet ones too!

I'm a bit vague with my recipes, things usually turn out fine
Spinach Pesto Pancakes
(makes about 10)
125g plain flour
2 eggs
300ml milk
40g (ish) finely chopped spinach, frozen or fresh (I tend to use 4 or 5 bricks of frozen)
 2 tsp pesto
Oil or butter for frying

Sieve the flour into a bowl, make a hollow in the middle. Separately whisk the eggs with a small amount of milk, add this to the flour and combine. When this is fully mixed add the rest of the milk and whisk until smooth. Add the spinach (I tend to use frozen for this as it's usually chopped finely) and a couple of spoons of pesto, Leave to rest (if you've got time) for about an hour

Heat the oil or butter in a large frying pan. Each pancake will be 2 tbsp (about half a ladle) of batter as this is quite a liquid mixture, swirl the batter around the pan to form an even layer. The pancake should be thin and slightly crispy around the edges, flip it using a spatula to loosen.


  1. Wow this looks very tasty! I have given up chocolate for lent. I do every year.

    1. Thanks! Well done on the giving up chocolate, I'm not doing anything particular for lent this year, in the past I've gone vegan for lent a couple of times

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  3. I love the look of those pesto pancakes. It never occurred to me to put extras into the batter! I like the thin, English style ones with lemon and sugar, or sometimes nutella. I wish every day was pancake day...

    Gillian x

    1. I love pancakes, my favourite sweet one is melted chocolate and banana, so good!

  4. wow— i've never had savory pancakes before! but spinach and pesto are my favorites so obviously these look amazing to me!

    1. I love spinach and pesto too,I usually fill these with mushrooms, it's pretty fantastic!