Friday, 11 July 2014

spinach + feta mini pancakes

I lurrrrve the spinach + feta combo. Healthy greens encased in a savoury pancake batter meets salty, crumbly cheese. Oh yes please.



I've eaten spinach and feta in muffins, I've put them with scrambled eggs, eaten entire tarts and pies made with the stuff, and I've made even more muffins.



I needed something new to put my obsessed-over spinach and feta combination in, so after some thinking, decided to try incorporating them in pancakes.



Um, hello? Where have you been all my life, dearest Spinach and Feta Pancake? Come to mummyyyy! Seriously. The fluffy pancake-y goodness, the salty feta and the healthy greens are just to die for. Add some cream cheese, smoked salmon and cracked pepper on top, and you have yourself one load of a pancake.



*groans with a gigantic belly ache* It may just be that I ate the entire stack all by myself. Or did I not? I'll let you be the judge.




Spinach and Feta Mini Pancakes
makes about 24

1 1/2 cups milk
1 egg
2 cups self-raising flour
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup spinach, chopped and drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (optional)
120g Greek-style feta, crumbled
1tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
Cream cheese and salmon, to serve (optional)

Whisk milk and egg together in a jug. Sift flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and stir in sugar. Add milk mixture and whisk until just combined. Stir in spinach, chives, feta and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Grease pan with cooking spray. Using 1/8 cup mixture per pancake, cook for 2-3 minutes or until bubbles appear on surface. Turn and cook for 2 more minutes or until cooked through. Repeat until batter is finished. Serve as is, or spread with cream cheese and top with smoked salmon or ham.

3 comments :

  1. Good Afternoon Grace, I popped over from Flour Me With Love and I just had to say hello. I love spinach and I love feta cheese and use it a lot during the summer. So of course when I saw your spinach and feta mini pancakes I had to take a look.... then when you spread them with cream cheese and topped them with smoked salmon.... well what can I say but that I was hooked. I am certainly going to make these little lovelies in the near future.
    Best Wishes to you.
    Daphne

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  2. I am drooling over every recipe you shared. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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