On the 2nd of February in France the celebration of Crepe day is taking place. And whilst the beginning of it is based in christianity, for me this seemed like a good reason to make pancakes. Maybe a good reason was also the fact that I was biking back from work in -8 degrees C. Whichever the reason, you can always make these pancakes to cheer you up. Especially on a cold winter day.
Pancakes for 2
Ingredients for the pancakes
- 200g flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 l milk
- pinch of sugar
- pinch of salt
- 20g of melted butter or margarine
- some frozen parsley
- vegetable oil for frying
Ingredients for the filling
- 1 small pack of bacon strips
- 10 small mushrooms, sliced
- 1 red onion, sliced
- mix together flour, egg and milk until there are no lumps, add the melted butter, parsley and spices and leave aside.
- meanwhile start frying the onion in the same pan where you were melting the butter. when the onion is soft, add the bacon strips. when that seems to start to be ready, add the mushrooms and cook them until the consistency that you like. mine took around 7 minutes on a low heat. of course, spice it up with your favourite spices, as cooking is always about YOUR taste buds!
- now heat a bit of a veggie oil in 1 or 2 pans (it is going to go faster if you’ll use 2 pans at the same time. at least it helps me) and when it’s hot, add enough batter to make a big pancake. fry on each side for around 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. then set aside
- heat your owen to 180 degrees C. Now take your pancake, put the filling in it, top it with some shredded cheese and make a little parcel. arrange your pancakes in an oven proof dish
- put your parcel pancakes in the oven for 15 minutes. after that they are ready to be served for a delicious meal!
p.s. it seems that more widespread in the English speaking countries is Pancake day, which this year takes place on 21st of February. Another great reason to make some pancakes, I’d say! 🙂