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Make pancakes more special with a mushroom, pancetta and courgetti twist. Finish with a sprinkling of chilli flakes, zesty lemon, toasted garlic and crunchy hazelnuts for a super quick and easy brunch.
For the pancakes
- 80g closed-cup mushrooms, roughly chopped
- 150g plain flour
- 150ml milk
- 1 egg
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 40g pancetta cubes
- 1 courgette, spiralised
- 1 lemon, juice and zest
- 1 tbsp chilli flakes
- 1 garlic clove, very finely sliced
- Handful of hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
- Handful of parsley
- Heat a sauté pan with a little oil. Fry the pancetta with the garlic until both are crisp and golden. Add the courgette spirals, lemon juice and zest and set aside.
- Make up the pancake batter by whisking together the mushrooms, flour, milk, egg, salt and baking powder.
- Heat up a non-stick pan with a little butter. Pour in a ladleful of the mixture into the pan to create a 10cm wide pancake. Fit as many as you can in the pan. Cook gently on a low heat until bubbles form on the surface and the underside is golden. Flip until golden on the other side. Repeat until you finish the batter (about 8).
- Top the pancakes with the pancetta and courgette mix, sprinkle with chilli flakes, hazelnuts and parsley. Serve immediately.