Spring Green Pancakes
- 150g plain flour
- 150 ml milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 large free-range eggs
- Small handful of fresh herbs ( we’re using chives, oregano and parsley)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (we use rapeseed oil)
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- Wash and dry any freshly picked greens and herbs- Use washing up gloves to wash the nettles separately then pour boiling water over the leaves and leave to cool. Chop off any thick stems from the chard leaves, roughly chop and then pour boiling water over these leaves too (you can miss the blanching out if the leaves are young and tender).
- Measure the flour, salt, nutmeg and bicarbonate of soda into the large mixing bowl.
- Beat the egg in the small mixing bowl.
- Squeeze any water out of the spinach leaves into a bowl. Then put the leaves into the food processor. Keep the squeezed water for later.
- Add the beaten egg to the spinach. Then turn the food processor onto high for a few minutes until everything becomes a smooth paste. Then add the milk and blitz again till it’s all mixed together.
- Finely chop the herbs (making sure you remove any woody stems) and add to the mix.
- Put the frying pan onto the hob on a medium heat. Add a tablespoon of oil. Once the pan is hot add tablespoons of the mixture to the pan to make 4 pancakes. Cook for 1-2 mins or until bubbles appear, then flip over for 1 min more until cooked. Repeat until you have used all the pancake mixture. Keep the cooked pancakes hot on a plate in an oven turned on low.
- While the pancakes are cooking chop the cheese into crumbs and mix with the yoghurt. Finely chop some mint leaves and add to the mix with a squeeze of lemon and some black pepper to taste.
- Once the pancakes are ready serve with a dollop of the cheese dip on top
- Sharp Knife & chopping board scissors (for herbs)
- Large frying pan
- Large mixing bowl
- Small mixing bowl
- Fish slice or spatula (for turning pancakes)
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring jug
- Food processor, blender or stick blender
Considering Carbon Footprint
Carbon footprint (per serving): 0.2 kgCO2e. This is the same as making 10 mugs of tea.*
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*Calculations made using the Carbon Footprint Calculator created by the Consumer Data Research Centre at University of Leeds.
More Useful Information
- See www.seasonwell.co.uk and their social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for tips on seasonal cooking, food growing and foraging.
You can use any spring greens for this recipes - including nettles! This is always a good point of interest for the kids we work with as part of our Healthy Holidays activities.