Savoury Pancakes with Matcha Crème Fraiche and Basil Oil

Method

These moreish savoury pancakes with matcha crème fraiche and basil oil easily brighten up your plate. Taking inspiration from our Mojito Mint Colour Boutique shade to add a splash of colour.

  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.

Ingredients

Prep time: 15 Minutes

Cook time: 30 Minutes

Serves: 2

  • 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