Pancakes Filled with Creamed Spinach, Tomatoes and a Balsamic Reduction

I’m a big fan of savoury pancakes and the South African Dutch pancake makes a perfect stuffing pancake.  Similar to a crepe, but with a thicker and fluffier, consistency, its holds the creamy creamed spinach perfectly.  You can also overstuff this bad boy without any problem!

Just like the name of this recipe, this meal is a mouthful, and will keep you satisfied and full.  Its a perfect any time meal, that will impress your friends.  The cherry tomatoes adds a little freshness to the pancake and pairs wonderfully with the creamed spinach.  Drizzle with a little bit of balsamic reduction for a little bit of pizazz!

PANCAKES FILLED WITH CREAMED SPINACH, TOMATOES AND BALSAMIC REDUCTION –  serves 2

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Ingredients

Pancakes

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  •  2 tbsp oil
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup non dairy milk

Directions

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, until you have a lump free batter.

Heat a large non stick pan, over medium to high heat.

Slightly grease the pan.

Spoon a ladle full of batter into your pan, swirl it around until you have a rather thin large disk.  When the pancakes start to show little holes all over flip and cook on the other side. Continue with rest of the batter.  Set aside.

Creamed spinach

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Ingredients

  • 2x 200g bags of spinach, steamed, cooled, drained and chopped
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp margarine or coconut oil
  • 2 cups non dairy milk
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast ( optional)

Directions

Melt the margarine in a medium sized pot over low to medium heat.

Add the flour and make a paste.

Slowly add the non dairy milk, whilst stirring the whole time, until you have incorporated all the milk.  Keep stirring, until you have a lump free sauce, add the spinach, onion, garlic and nutmeg. Cook for 2 more minutes, while stirring.

Remove from heat and season.

Balsamic Reduction

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Directions

In a small  saucepan bring balsamic vinegar and maple syrup to a boil.  Reduce heat and let it reduce to 1/3 cup about 10 minutes.  Remove from heat.

Assembly

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  • Pancakes
  • Creamed spinach
  • Cherry tomatoes halved
  • torn basil leaves
  • Balsamic reduction

Directions

Fill your pancakes with creamed spinach. Fold arrange tomatoes around the pancakes and garnish with basil.  Drizzle balsamic reduction.  Sit back and admire your beautiful creations.  Now.  Stuff your face.

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