May 28, 2012

Savory Pancakes Batter

Try this basic recipe using different types of stuffing and sauces.
(servings: 12 to 14 pancakes / prep. time: 40-50 minutes)

2 eggs
2 cups milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup of cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder

1 - Beat eggs, milk, flour, cornstarch and salt in a blender to form a homogeneous and bright mixture.
2 - Add baking powder and beat a few minutes more.
3 - Let the batter rests for 10 minutes.
4 - In a medium-low fire, heat a medium-small skillet brushed with oil and put about 1/3 cup of batter.
5 - Turn the pan so the batter can spread over the entire surface.
6 - Let the batter cook and get golden and turn it over to brown the other side.
7 - Remove the pancake from the pan and place it in a shallow dish.
8 - Stuff each one of them and wrap the pancakes, topping with sauce of your choice. Then, put them in a baking sheet to warm up (bake it for about 10 minutes).

Tips and Options
  • Use different stuffing and toppings for this recipe. Shredded chicken, ground beef, tuna, cheese and vegetables are some of the ideas to stuff the pancakes. 
  • Bolognese, White, Tomato, Rose, Four Cheese are great sauce options.
  • If you want to make this recipe GLUTEN FREE, instead of flour, use the same amount of cornstarch (in total, then, will be 2 cups of cornstarch and NO flour).

*In Brazil, savory pancakes are more common than the sweet ones. They are usually served at lunch or dinner.

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Massa de Panqueca.

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