This recipe is delicious and although it takes a while to make, it is worth the effort. As always, quantities are approximate – use your own common sense to adjust or alter quantities and ingredients if you wish. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment.
Savory pancake stack recipe
Ingredients – for the pancakes
Approx. 3 cups/370 g all-purpose flour
Approx. 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
14 fl. oz milk
Ingredients – for the pancake filling
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 medium-sized cauliflower, broken into small florets
2 potatoes, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 leek, finely chopped
1/2 cup/100 g red lentils
19 fl. oz. Vegetable stock
Mild chili powder
1. Prepare the pancake batter in the usual way: mix the flour with the baking powder, beat the eggs and add the eggs and milk to the flour. Briskly mix the ingredients together until you have a fairly thick mixture.
2. Leave the pancake mix while you prepare the vegetables. Chop the onion into small chunks and saute it in approx. 1 – 2 tbsp olive oil, with the garlic for 5 – 10 minutes. Add a pinch of dried oregano.
3. Add the chopped carrots, cauliflower, potatoes and leek and cook for approx. 15 minutes, stirring frequently to make sure the vegetables don’t start to stick to the pan.
4. Add the chili powder, red lentils and vegetable stock. Cook on a moderate temperature, stirring from time to time, for approx. 30 minutes or until the lentils have absorbed most of the stock and the vegetables are soft. Adjust the cooking temperature if necessary.
5. When the vegetables are cooked, remove the mixture from the heat and cook the pancakes. You might need to add more milk to the pancake mix as it will have thickened while you prepared and cooked the veg. The pancakes need to be big enough to fit the pan you are using (I used a 20 cm diameter round cake pan). If they are too big to fit the pan, cut them to size.
6. When you have cooked the pancakes, layer them in the cake pan with the vegetable filling. It helps to prevent the mixture from sticking if you rub a little margarine on the base and sides of the pan. I put one pancake on the base and lined the sides with two pancakes, cut into four halves. Then, veg mix, followed by another pancake, followed by more veg and finally one pancake on top! You will probably have some vegetable mixture left over.
7. Bake in the oven at 340 F/170 C (adjust temperatures to 370 F/190 C if you are not using a convection oven) for approx. 10 minutes.
8. Serve with a garnish of green salad and enjoy!