This is a really easy way to serve up breakfast or brunch on a weekend when you have guests - a lot less messing about, but everyone still gets a cooked breakfast!
serves 4 - for more, just double or treble as required and add a bit longer in the oven
Pancakes don't always have to be sweet. This savoury pancake recipe goes really well with a tomato salad. You can make the plain pancakes beforehand and keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
For the basic pancakes (makes about 12 pancakes)
This simplified version of Torta Pasqualina, the traditional Italian Easter pie from Liguria, is made with spinach and ricotta, poached eggs and crunchy filo pastry.
Serves 6 to 8
280g jar baby artichokes in olive oil, drained (reserve the oil) and halved
500g (1lb 2oz) ready-washed fresh spinach, trimmed and chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
75g (3oz) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
200g (7oz) ricotta cheese
3 tbsp freshly chopped mixed herbs
generous pinch of nutmeg
8 medium eggs
25g (1oz) butter
16 sheets filo pastry, halved
You will need
a 23cm (9in) spring-form tin
Okay, let the battle commence! How many people will have an alternative method or recipe for these Yorkshire staples.