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Comfort food: Filled pancakes for lunch, dinner or breakfast

geschreven door Isabel

I’m a weather person, I can’t help it. The light and the sun, the clouds and the rain have an impact on me (as for many others I presume). The autumn season have finally hit The Netherlands with rain and a bit lower temperatures (even though we have had the warmest October here ever according to the news). The darkness makes it tempting to stay inside, light some candles and eat real comfort food. So I do!
For dinner the other day, I made filled pancakes with mushrooms and a fresh salad. It was so good and luckily I had some over for breakfast. And then I had to make them again for lunch with a different filling…
Just so good for any moment of the day; at home, in your food box on your work or in the woods in your backpack. Warm or cold doesn’t matter. Simple, so filling, old-fashioned and sooo good!

Below I give some examples of different fillings, maybe you also have a tip that you would like to share in the comments?

Let’s get to work!
8-9 pancakes

4 eggs
200 ml/2 dl full cream
250 ml/2,5 dl water
1 tablespoon fiberhusk/Psyllium husks
A pinch of salt

Deodorized coconut oil to bake the pancakes in

How do I do it?
1. Add all ingredients to a high bowl and mix it with a hand blender until smooth. Let it the mixture rest for 5 minutes. It will become a bit thicker.
2. After 5 minutes, mix it with the hand blender once more and repeat this every time you take from the mixture.
3. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil to skillet and let it melt. Add enough of the mixture so it cover the skillet. Turn the skillet a few times to get an even, thin layer of the mixture.
4. Keep the temperature low and arm yourself with patience. Don’t turn the pancakes too fast or they will break!
5. When golden baked on both sides, place the pancake on a big plate to cool off and repeat until you have a stack of pancakes.
6. When done, enjoy the thin pancakes with whipped cream, clotted cream, Philadelphia cheese and cinnamon or sugar-free jam or fill them with a more savory filling (see recipe below).

Filling with mushrooms
2 big yellow onions
250 gram chestnut mushrooms
100 ml/1 dl full cream
1 tsp tamari (gluten-free soya)

Butter/ghee to bake in
Enough grated cheese suitable for gratinating

How do I do it?
1. Add butter to a big skillet. Peel and slice the onions (not to thin) and add them to the butter. Slowly bake the onions on a very low heat for about 10 minutes. They should just get soft but with no color. Turn and toss every now and then with a wooden spatula.
2. While baking the onions, brush to clean the mushrooms and slice them. After =/- 10 minutes, add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet. Continue baking on a low temperature until everything is soft.
3. Add the cream, tamari and pepper and let it simmer to thicken for some minutes.

Time to assemble the pancake!
1. Set the temperature on 220ยบ celsius.
2. Place a pancake on a cutting board. Take a tablespoon of the mushrooms and place it at the beginning of one side of the pancake. Roll up the pancake while keeping the filling inside.
3. Carefully place the filled pancake in a ovenproof dish and repeat filling pancakes until your dish full is.
4. Cover the pancakes with grated cheese and place the dish with the pancakes in the oven. Bake until golden brown. Enjoy with a fresh salad!

Filling with vegetables
1/2 zucchini
2 big tomatoes (if you have time, you might prefer to peel them first)
2 sliced spring unions
100 ml/1 dl full cream or crumbled feta cheese
A lot of chopped parsley

Butter/ghee to bake in
Enough grated cheese suitable for gratinating

How do I do it?
1. Add butter to a big skillet. Slice the spring onions (not to thin) and dice the zucchini and tomatoes. Add them all to the butter. Slowly bake the vegetables on a low heat.  They should just get soft but with no color. Turn and toss every now and then with a wooden spatula.
2. When soft, add the cream or crumbled feta cheese, chopped parsley and pepper and let it bake for some minutes.
3. Follow the instructions above for assembling the pancakes etc.

Filling with chicken and blue cheese
Left overs from a grilled chicken
Blue cheese

How do I do it?
Place the filling cold on each pancake and roll up. Place as above in a oven proof dish and cover with grated cheese. Place in the oven until golden. See that the chicken is really warm and the blue cheese is melted. Sprinkle some fresh lemon over when serving. Enjoy!