Spinach, Raisin & Parmesan Crêpe.

Thursday 8th August 2011

What…a bloody…nightmare!

All I wanted to do was make a quick lunch of savoury pancakes with my new pancake flour that I brought back from our holiday in Holland. Unfortunately you don’t always get what you want.

To my surprise, my new special 2 kilo bag of flour, that I insisted I jammed into my already bursting at the seams suitcase, was wholemeal. No problem, I can roll with the punches. So I make up my first batch of pancakes batter. A cup of flour, a cup of milk (Soya) & an egg.

I’ve had my cast-iron pan for years. It’s well worn & I’ve had no problems with anything sticking but of course today the laws of gravity were against me. Try as I might, that first pancake was stuck fast…& the second…& the third.

It was 27°C outside & I had my gas ring burning for England.

I was sweating.

‘A change of pan may produce better results’ I thought. So I decided to try it in my non-stick wok. It stuck! Time to dump the batter & try again with what I knew. I quickly made another batch of batter using plain white flour this time & went back to my old faithful cast-iron pan. By this time the washing up was starting to build. What with the pan changes, whisks, bowls, ladles, scraping implements & spatulas strewn over the work surface, I had little more than a chopping board sized space to work in.

I was running out of patients.

I poured my new batter mix into the centre of the pan & watched it solidify on the bottom of the pan for the 5th consecutive time. I removed it from the flame & painstakingly peeled it from the bottom of the pan & flipped it over to try & salvage at least one pancake for my son’s lunch. A few minutes later I removed a raggedy looking pancake from the pan & placed it on my chopping board. Undeterred I waded back in.


Zephy had been non-the-wiser, obliviously listening to music in his room whilst I had lost an hour & a half of my life & 3 kilos in sweat.


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5 Responses to Spinach, Raisin & Parmesan Crêpe.

  1. Colline says:

    Interesting crepe. I think I will try it next time my girls shout:”Mommy, I want pancakes”!

  2. Stef says:

    Ugh – that’s WAY too much effort for me. I think at about pancake #3 I would have said “forget this!”, and whipped up a sandwich. 😉

    After all that, were they super-tasty at least? I hope so!

  3. roger edwards says:

    sorry jon. i’ll have a sarny with stef

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