May 12, 2013

Filled savory pancakes


Many years ago I visited this birthday where the hostess made these lovely filled savory pancakes and big pot of borscht soup. For me, this was an ideal birthday food. I just love hearty and homemade meals made with love :) Actually pancakes made this way are called "Komm Morgen wieder" meaning "Come back tomorrow" because the filling is usually made of yesterday's beef. But of course no animals are ever harmed in my recipes so I really wanted to have a vegan version of this dish. It turned out amazing! Yes, lets be honest, folding the pancakes may seem tricky at first but you will master it very soon and then it will be all flowers and sunshine. And pancakes. Lots of them!





about 10 filled pancakes

Pancake batter:

  • 300 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 600 ml water

Mix flour with soda and salt, add water and mix well (I whisked). Leave the batter to rest until you prepare the filling.

Soy mince filling:

  • 1 big onion
  • 150 g dried soy mince
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • a pinch of salt and pepper
  • 8 tbsp your favorite vegan smokey BBQ sauce
  • 2 tsp vegan poultry seasoning or vegetable stock powder or some salt to taste
  • 0,5 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

Put the dried soy mince into the pot, add cold water (so the mince will be completely covered) and bring it to boil. Boil until the soy mince granules are soft (about 5-7 minutes). Drain the granules well and set aside.

Peel and chop the onion and fry the onion chunks in hot oil for about a minute. Add salt and pepper and fry for another minute. Now add the boiled and drained soy granules to the frying onions, mix well and fry for a minute. Now add the BBQ sauce, "chicken" seasoning or stock powder, ground cumin and soy sauce. Mix well and fry for another minute. Now the filling is ready.









Time to start frying the pancakes. First of all take two big plates, grease them and set aside. Now heat up the pan and add some oil to it (not too much) and pour the batter onto the pan and fry on ONE SIDE until golden brown. Now take the half-baked pancake and put it carefully on a greased plate with UNCOOKED SIDE ON BOTTOM. Add about 2 tbsp of filling and fold the pancake as shown on the pictures. Put all the filled and folded pancakes onto the other greased plate. When all the pancakes are prepared this way (half-baked, filled and folded) fry them again in hot oil until the uncooked sides are cooked. I served the pancakes with a sauce made of soy mayo mixed with "chicken" seasoning.


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