Mojito Mint Green Pancakes

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Savoury Pancakes with Matcha Crème Fraiche and Basil Oil

Mojito Mint

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

200g peas, blanched and cooled

2 spring onions, diced

150g spinach

150g fresh basil

100ml olive oil

150g crème fraiche

3 tsp matcha powder

For the pancake batter:

200g self raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 large free-range egg

300ml milk

Method:

  • 1.Add a drizzle of olive oil to a saucepan and wilt the spinach. Once cooled, blitz to a smooth purée and set aside.
  • 2.In another small pan, cook the fresh basil in olive oil over a low heat.
  • 3.Next, add the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a large bowl. Whisk together the egg and milk and gradually pour into the flour mixture, whisking continuously until smooth.
  • 4.Whisk in the spinach purée and fold in the blanched and cooled peas. Set aside.
  • 5.Take the basil oil off the heat and set aside. Meanwhile, mix the matcha powder and crème fraiche together.
  • 6.Heat a large frying pan with a splash of olive oil on a medium heat. Take a large ladle and gently pour in the pancake batter to form a circular shape. Once you see air bubbles popping through, flip the pancake and cook for another 5 minutes. Keep warm until ready to serve.
  • 7.Meanwhile, blitz the basil oil and pass through a fine sieve into a jug, ready to drizzle onto the pancakes.
  • 8.Stack up the pancakes, spoon over a large dollop of matcha crème fraiche, pour on the basil oil and finish with a sprinkle of diced spring onion.