D said 'Is that supposed to look like a Christmas tree?
' Just take the picture' I told him.
Of course he is right, but lets not give him the satisfaction of knowing that.
This is a savoury and vegan take on Welsh Pancakes known as Crempog Las. Crempog are more akin to American style pancakes in that they are thicker and a bigger than a blini and even pikelets. Crempog are often cooked on a Welsh griddle bakestone, which I am fortunate to own. There has been speculation in recent times that the word Crempog is a derivation of the word crumpet. I'm also quite intrigued by the Las bit, as Lassi means savoury in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi. Crempog is not the only word in Welsh to describe pancakes, there is also Ffroes, Cramwythen and Pancogen.
Anyway, top off these green Christmas Crempog Las in style with some homemade Welsh caviar; or failing that some cream cheese or cheese.
I am sharing these vegan Welsh Savoury Crempog Las with Gluten Free Fridays and also Treat Petite. If you have any other green recipes please do share with #Eat Your Greens hosted by The VegHog, the rules are here; My Legume Love Affair that was started by The Well Seasoned Cook and now administed by Lisa's Kitchen. this month is is hosted by The VegHog; Healthy Vegan Fridays hosted by Rock My Vegan Socks and V Nutrition. and finally The Food Calendar with Charlottes Lively Kitchen - Celebrating Christmas!
Welsh Savoury Pancakes - Crempog Las
Makes a Lot
100g fresh spinach
275g chickpea flour aka gram flour aka besan
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
Olive or vegetable to shallow fry
In a food processor puree the spinach with some of the water. Set aside
In a wide bowl, sift the flour, salt and baking powder.
Stir well, then slowly pour and stir in the spinach puree, then pour in the remaining water whisking all the time until well combined and a thick consistency is reached. T
Allow to sit for a minimum of 20 minutes before using.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wide pan, heat then using a small ladle pour some batter into the pan.
You should be able to pour/make 6 in the pan.
Cook gently over medium to high heat, when bubbles begin to surface, flip the pancake over to cook on the other side for a couple of minutes.
Transfer to a plate and continue until all the batter is finished.
These can be reheated, but are best enjoyed warm.
You can find other Welsh Pancakes - Crempog recipes below
Traditional Welsh Pancakes: Sweet and Savoury
Welsh Crempog from Visit Wales