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February 9, 2016 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

China Town & Pancake day

Chinatown, London

Chinatown, London

Pancake day in Pigg's Playbarn

Pancake day in Pigg’s Playbarn

Whenever we can, we head off on after-school adventures. We get on a bus or tube & pop up in a totally different part of London like moles. Today, we’re off to China Town, then home for pancakes. Here are a few recipe ideas:

Smoked haddock pancakes

2 pancakes per person as a main course

For 4 people, ½lb haddock (cooked & smoked)

½ pint pancake batter (for 8 pancakes)

Mixture A

  1. 2 tablespoons chopped celery (fry with others in butter)
  2. 4 oz mushrooms (thinly sliced)
  3. 3½ oz unsalted butter, melted
  4. 1 small onion, chopped
  5. 14-16oz tinned tomato (add to others)
  6. Sugar, salt, pepper, lemon juice, grated cheese

Simmer mixture A to a thick puree.

Remove skin from haddock & flake it

Add haddock to tomato mixture   } to filling

Add lemon juice to sharpen           }

Melt remaining butter over pancakes

Garnish with lemon & parsley

Serve with peas

Lemon savoury pancakes

Fill with freshly made filling

Top with sauce or grated cheese

Heat pancakes through in hot oven for 30 mins or grill, covered with foil.

Potato pancakes, for a strong breakfast or light lunch

Grate 1½ lb potatoes for 4-6 people.

Remove excess moisture

Add corned beef, bacon & onions

Blend flour into egg yolks, add to the pot mix

Heat in deep pan of oil.

Sole aux crepes

12 filets of sole for 6 people

Seasoned flour for sole



Fry seasoned sole

Roll pancakes & slice into ½” strips cross-ways.

A few other alternative pancake ideas

Fill like Spring rolls

Bacon pancakes

Rum & pineapple pancakes

Or just for the basic mix – 4oz flour, 2 eggs & ½ pint milk

Source [of some]: The Cookery Year, Published in London by the Reader’s Digest, 1973 – a very old favourite of Gavin’s !



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