Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lesson 20- How to Teach Your Husband About Pancake Day


Today in Pancake Day!!! Or Shrove Tuesday. While in England I learned the brilliance of eating pancakes for dinner the day before Ash Wednesday. And it's healthier than binge drinking in New Orleans.

Pancakes in Britain tend to be more like French crepes--perfect for making a savory entree. On the menu tonight was Spinach and Mushroom Crepes and dollar pancakes.

Crepe Recipe
* 1 cup flour
* 2 eggs
* 1/2 cup milk
* 1/2 cup water
* 2 tbsp. butter
* 1/4 tsp. salt (I left it out)

1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour and eggs. Slowly add in milk and water. Stir until smooth, then add butter (and salt). Beat mixture till it is smooth.

2. Pour mixture into a lightly oiled frying pan. Use about a 1/4 cup of batter for each crepe.

3. Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes on each side.


Spinach Mushroom Filling
* 16 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
* 10 oz. fresh spinach

* 3 tbsp. butter
* 1/4 cup flour
* 1 cup milk
* 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1. In a frying pan, saute mushrooms in 2 tbsp. olive oil until tender. Then add spinach until wilted.

2. In a saucepan melt 3 tbsp butter. Add flour and mix until a paste is formed. Slowly stir in milk stirring constantly until a smooth gravy is formed. Add Parmesan to mixture.

3. Once cheese is melted add mixture to spinach and mushrooms in frying pan.

4. Spoon mixture onto crepes and serve to your Pancake Day newbies!

P.S. It was delish!!!

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