To make this batter very smooth and light â€“ as it would be best, prepare it using a Food Processor or Blender. The more air bubbles that are in the mixture, the lighter and fluffier the pancakes will be.
This batter makes eight pancakes, however, you can easily adjust the quantity to make more or less â€“depending on what you need.
To Serve 8
125g White Plain Flour
Salt and Pepper
1tbsp Snipped Fresh Chives
1tbsp Vegetable Oil
3 Leeks, trimmed and cut into thin strips
125g Button Mushrooms, wiped and sliced
2tbsp Chopped Fresh Parsley
1tbsp Chopped Sunflower Seeds
50g Edam Cheese, grated
1 Bunch Watercress, trimmed and chopped
2tbsp Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove, peeled and crushed
Grated Rind and Juice of Â½ Lemon
3tbsp Vegetable Stock
1. Put the Flower into a bowl and make a well in a centre. Add the Egg, half the Milk, and beat until smooth. Beat in the rest of the Milk, add Salt and Pepper, then add the Chives.
2. Lightly grease a baking tray, with the Vegetable Oil, tilting the pan to cover the sides and base completely. Pour away any excess Oil, before heating the pan up.
3. Pour in just enough Batter to coat the base, and cook for one or two minutes until light brown, before turning over and cook the other side. Repeat this process to make eight pancakes.
4. Keep the pancakes warm. Meanwhile, melt the Butter in a heavy based Frying Pan. Cook the Leeks for around five minutes or until soft. Add the Mushrooms to the pan, cook for a further two minutes, then add the Parsley and Sunflower seeds, stir in well. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste.
5. Lay the pancakes out, and divide the mixture from the pan into eight. Spoon down the centre of each pancake, then arrange in a shallow ovenproof dish.
6. Puree the Watercress and Capers in a food processor with half of the Olive Oil, and process until smooth. Slowly add the rest of the Oil, Lemon Rind, Lemon Juice and Garlic, and enough Vegetable Stock to make the mixture smooth.
7. Pour the Sauce over the Pancakes, and sprinkle with the Cheese. Bake in the Oven at 190C for twenty minutes until Golden and hot through.
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