Wondering how to make best use of that stack of pancakes you still have in the fridge? Try this savoury crepes idea for a delicious recipe that will make use of your leftovers.
This supper dish can be prepared ahead of time and easily reheated in the AGA to serve.
For four people you need:
Pancakes – makes 10-12 pancakes
110g (4oz) Plain flour with a pinch of salt
300ml (1/2 pint) semi skimmed milk
2 medium free range eggs – beaten together
Tablespoon of melted butter
For the stuffing
220g (8oz) Ricotta
220g (8oz) Spinach, washed, cooked and squeezed dry. Finely chopped
220g (8oz) Button mushrooms, finely sliced and cooked
Seasoning and freshly ground nutmeg
For the topping
300ml (1/2 pint) cheese sauce
55g (2oz) grated parmesan or Lyburn Old Winchester mixed with tablespoon dry breadcrumbs
Tablespoon chopped parsley
Gratin dish brushed with melted butter then dusted with dry breadcrumbs
Prepare the stuffing and cheese sauce. Set aside to cool.
To make pancakes weigh flour into a large bowl and make a well in centre. Add eggs and milk. Beat well until there are no lumps remaining.
Preheat a small non-stick frying pan with metal handle on the floor of your AGA baking oven or on a conventional hob.
Add melted butter to pancake batter and mix well. Place frying pan on boiling plate or over a medium to high heat on your conventional stove. Wipe your pan with a little sunflower oil and kitchen paper, if necessary but ensure that there is no excess oil remaining.
Pour a tablespoon of batter into pan and swirl quickly around the base of pan to create a thin and even covering. When bubbles appear on surface and edges of pancake are crisp, flip over and continue cooking for a few moments.
Stack pancakes between sheets of baking parchment whilst continuing to cook remaining batter.
Stuff pancakes by placing a tablespoon of cold filling into centre of each and spreading this in a line across diameter. Roll up and place edge side down in gratin dish.
Get ahead – Can be covered and stored in fridge at this stage.
Pour cheese sauce over stuffed pancakes, sprinkle with parmesan and crumb mixture. Bake uncovered in AGA roasting oven on bottom runner or in preheated conventional oven 180 C Gas Mark 4 for 20-30 minutes.
If cooking whole batch of pancakes at once, place frying pan on floor of AGA roasting oven to cook. Replacing pan every few minutes onto boiling plate to flip pancakes and repeat process above.