Cheese & ham pancake roll-ups

Cheese & ham pancake roll-ups

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Prep: 40 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

Serves a family of 4 (makes 8 pancakes)
Kids can help make these savoury pancakes, created as part of our Maisie Makes series. Top with creamy cheese sauce and bake in rolls

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal497
  • fat29g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein25g
  • salt1.9g
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Ingredients

    For the pancakes

    • 140g plain flour
    • 2 eggs
      Eggs

      Egg

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    • 25g butter, melted plus extra for buttering
      Butter

      Butter

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      Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

    • 350ml semi-skimmed milk
    • sunflower or vegetable oil, for frying

    For the roll-ups

    • 12 thin slices of ham (125g pack), torn
    • 260g bag spinach, cooked - see tip, below
      Spinach

      Spinach

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      Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

    • 140g grated cheddar
      Cheddar

      Cheddar

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      Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

    • 100ml half-fat crème fraîche
    • 3 spring onions, sliced (optional)
      Spring onions

      Spring onion

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      Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

    • handful dried breadcrumbs

    Method

    1. KIDS the writing in bold is for you ADULTS the rest is for you. FOR THE PANCAKES Tip in the flour, make a well, crack the eggs in dishes – whisk together. Tip the flour into a mixing bowl and make a well in the middle. Crack the eggs into separate dishes, remove any shell, and add to the flour. Tip in the butter, add a little milk and whisk until smooth.

    2. Whisk in the rest of the milk. Whisk in the rest of the milk, in a steady stream, until you have a smooth batter that is similar to the consistency of double cream. Now carefully pour the batter into a jug.

    3. Wipe the pan with oil and pour in the batter. Using kitchen paper, wipe the pan with a little oil. Place the pan on the stove and heat until hot. Remove from the heat and pour in enough batter to cover the base, swirling it around. Return to the heat for 3 mins until the underside is cooked.

    4. Now flip the pancake. Take the pan off the heat and, using a spatula, loosen the pancake. Flip the pancake in the air (or simply turn it over with the spatula) and cook the other side. When cooked, put the pancake to one side, then repeat the procedure to cook 7 more pancakes.

    5. FOR THE ROLL-UPS Butter a baking dish, then scatter ham and cheese over pancakes. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Butter a large baking dish. Now lay a pancake in front of you and scatter over some ham, spinach and cheese (remembering to save 25g of the cheese).

    6. Roll up the pancakes and put them into the dish. Carefully roll up the pancakes and put them into the buttered dish. Repeat with all the pancakes.

    7. Make the topping. In a small bowl, mix together the crème fraîche with the remaining cheese and spring onions, if you like.

    8. Spread the topping, then sprinkle over the breadcrumbs. Spread the topping over the pancakes, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and bake for about 30 mins until bubbling and golden. Serve with a salad or veg.

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    balyssia
    19th Oct, 2014
    really tasty! made this for lunch today but didn't have any spinach so used finely chopped leeks (fried in butter) instead. Also didn't have any spring onions but it was still delish! will definitely be making this again.
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    kathryndonna
    5th Apr, 2014
    3.8
    Made this for just grown ups! Substituted the ham for sun dried tomatoes to make a veggie version. Lovely, although it does need the salad or something similar to give a bit of texture.
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