Pizza Pancakes

Recipe # 21

Once again I must apologise for my continued absence.  I am slowly getting back to something approaching my old self, (although things like this change some parts of you forever).

However, my birthday is coming soon, and you can bet good, cold cash that I have something spectacular planned for that.  Also I have a very exciting announcement to make very soon… but I am keeping that under my hat for now.  I’m such a tease!

In the meantime, here is recipe that you can try out at home.  It’s not really baking, but it does contain flour, and it is very simple – the work of just minutes for an almost authentic flavour of Italy….

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Equipment:

  • A large bowl
  • A small bowl
  • A jug
  • A fork
  • A pan
  • A slotted spatula
  • An ice cream scoop

Ingredients:

  • 130 gram of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of basil (fresh chopped is best, but dried will do)
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano (again, fresh if you can get it, but dried will pass at a pinch)
  • 130 millilitres of milk
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) of extra virgin olive oil – plus extra for frying
  • 1 egg
  • 150 grams of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato puree

This recipe will make approximately four or five pancakes, depending on the size of your ice cream scoop.

The technique is simplicity itself.  First grate the cheese:
IMG_0685Put all the dry ingredients in the big bowl:
IMG_0682Put all the wet ingredients into the jug and whisk:
IMG_0684Pour the wet into the dry and mix in with two tablespoons of tomato puree:
IMG_0686Mix in 100 grams of the grated Parmesan and leave the rest aside:
IMG_0687Heat some olive oil in a pan:
IMG_0688Use the ice cream scoop to portion the pancake mix into the heated oil and fry on a very low heat for about three or four minutes or until you see the edges start to turn brown:
IMG_0689Flip the pancake over – the cooked side should look something like this…
IMG_0690Continue to fry until the other side is cooked.  Continue until all the batter is finished and you have four or five nicely golden pancakes.  Place the cooked pancakes on a foil lined grill pan and sprinkle on the remainder of the Parmesan:
IMG_0691Place the pancakes under the grill and heat until the cheese is melted  and bubbling:
IMG_0692Buon appetito!
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