Thursday, 8 January 2015

Pancake pie/roll

Pancake pie/roll

In the bid to eat healthy, I am trying new food and making modifications to some well known meals. 
It's the beginning of the year after all, the least we can do is try and be healthy and hopefully, see it through to the end of the year. 
Today's dish is pancake roll. Its health factors comes from using wheat for the pancake instead of white flour, there is no added sugar and I used vegetables and minced beef as filling. You could replace the beef with minced chicken or fish. 

So the recipe proper: 

For the Pancake

2 cups (400mls) of whole wheat
1 teaspoon of baking powder 
2 tablespoons of powdered milk
A pinch of salt
2 teaspoons of dry pepper
2 cups of water
2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar 
2 eggs 
4 tablespoons of melted butter
Groundnut oil to fry

- Measure and pour in the whole wheat, baking powder, salt, milk and dry pepper in a clean bowl and mix. 
- Add the water, vinegar, egg and melted butter to the dry ingredients, stirring after each addition. 

- Put your frying pan on your stove and add 3 tablespoons of oil. Set your heat at low to medium once the oil is hot. 

- Use a spoon to scoop in the pancake mix into the pan, spreading the mix, so that it is thin enough to wrap the filling. (The scoop I used is roughly 20mls, so each pancake had two or three scoops of the pancake mix.) 
- Allow each side to cook for 2 to 3 minutes depending on how brown you like it, but be sure not to let it burn. Once it is done, take it out of the pan. Do so until you have made all your pancakes.

The filling: 

Small can of tomato paste
1 teaspoon of sugar (optional)
500 gram Minced beef
A cup of chopped vegetables 
2 red onions
2 eggs 
2 Seasoning cubes
1 teaspoon of Meat seasoning 
1 teaspoon of Curry
11/2 tablespoon of dry pepper (or more)
Groundnut oil

- Pour about 100mls of groundnut oil into your frying pan.
- Add the tomato paste and one of the red onion (chopped). (I like to add sugar to reduce the 'sourness' of the tomato paste, if the sourness doesn't bother you then you do not need to add the sugar, if it does, then add it at this stage.)
- Add 1 seasoning cube and 1 tablespoon of dry pepper. 
- Allow to fry for 5 minutes, stirring continuously to prevent it from burning. 
- Add your minced meat, the 2nd seasoning cube, 1/2 tablespoon of dry pepper, meat seasoning and curry and stir for 2 minutes.


- Pour the water into the pan,  Add your chopped vegetables and gently break in your eggs. Cover the pan and allow it to cook for 8 minutes or to whatever consistency you like.  

Your filling is ready. 

- Put 2 or 3 tablespoons of the filling in the a pancake and wrap. Do for all. 

And that's your pancake roll/pie. 

I hope you try it and enjoy it. 

Note: you could use the filling to eat boiled basmati rice. 

Also if your happen to have some pancakes left, put them in a fridge/freezer resealable bag and add some sugar. Put it in the fridge and you could have your sweet and spicy pancakes, the next day as breakfast or snack.

Faith Alfa Alozie 


  1. Welldone hunnie. Wish I had seen all these whilst I was back home with proper kitchen during the Christmas break. My dad sure would have loved this.

    1. Awww you can still do it in whatever small scale or maybe when next you go home? Thanks for reading the blog.

  2. I see some creativity and good presentation.

  3. Oh wow. I love pancakes and this sure looks like an additional reason for me to make pancakes every weekend. Good job Faith. Personally though I have experimented with adding sweetened powdered chocolate into my pancake batter and it was heavenly. But this filling does look like twill beat that experience