Egg Florentine Crepes
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Eggs Florentine Crepes
Want to zing up your breakfast a bit? Make in advance this alternative to hummus / basil pesto that contains no garlic, and also six thin pancakes (stack on top of each other to keep them warm). Wilted spinach and egg are a perfect filling and two of these warming, tasty bundles will set you up with an iron boost of 5 mg. Two per person, and if you have a bigger appetite, a third one sweet?
Makes: 6 • Fibre per 2 pancakes with savoury filling: 8g
Ingredients for the basil paste:
(enough for 4 pancakes)
- 25g basil leaves
- 70g tinned red kidney beans, rinsed
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp ginger root, finely chopped
- ½ tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp sweet paprika
- ½ tsp cumin
(or another herb or spice such as crushed coriander seeds or garam marsala)
How to make the basil paste:
You will need: a food processor, spatula, small storage container
- Whizz together all of the ingredients in a food processor.
- Turn out the paste into a suitable container. Cover and refrigerate if not using straight away.
Ingredients for 6 pancakes:
- 100g buckwheat flour
- 24g linseeds, milled
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 300mls milk of your choice
A little butter or oil – to coat the heated pan before adding the batter (butter is best).
How to make
You will need: a pancake pan or a frying pan, and a spatula to turn each pancake, or toss in the air to flip it over.
- Combine the flour and linseeds together in a large mixing bowl.
- Pour the egg and milk gradually into the large bowl and whisk to make a smooth batter.
- Heat the pan on a medium heat, add a little butter or oil to lightly coat the pan.
- Pour a ladleful of the batter into the pan, distributing it evenly across the surface by moving the pan so that all of the flat surface of the pan gets covered.
- After about one minute or once the underside is golden turn the pancake over.
- Straightway, spread a quarter of the paste onto the pancake and crack open an egg in the centre, then surround it with wilted spinach.
- Once the egg is cooked to the level you like without burning the underside of the pancake, fold the pancake over to halve it and serve.
Optional: sprinkle with sesame seeds. Or you could try some alternative fillings: Chopped just ripe banana, peanut butter and grapes.
Please note these recipes are not suitable for people who have been advised to follow a low fibre or low residue diet. People who have a compromised immune system or are very unwell eggs should be cooked until the yolk is hard.