Every year at end of February or first week in March there is book sales in Sweden. Yes, of course it is a sale after Christmas and one after the summer holiday but this one is THE booksale of the year. It starts 12 o´clock (midnight) and it´s a bit fun to stand there in the middle of the night with lots of other book- interested people and just look at, feel, browse through mountains of books.
Last year I found 7 cookbooks and one of them was Donna Hay´s The new cook. I love the layout, very clear, simple but elegant, lightyears from let´s say Tessa Kiros´ Apples for Jam... (not that I don´t like Tessa Kiros but they are just very different) As soon as I got the book and leafed through it, I remember trying the Zucchini Pancake...with not so good result. The picture in the book showed a nice, relatively thin pancake, while following the recipe I ended up with a very thick batter that couldn´t possibly result in thin pancakes. Optimist as I was, I went with it and waited for the miracle that just didn´t happen and I had a thick, grayish fritter-like thing that remained uncooked.
The other day I was looking for recipes for beetroots (now you are surprized, aren´t you?) and noticed this recipe for pancake again. The idea that I will just use some milk to make the batter more liquid came to me so naturally that I felt stupid not thinking about it last time. Most often I just trust the cookbook writer without questioning the accuracy of the recipe and thank God most often they do work :)
breakfast for 2 or brunch for 1
250ml zucchini, grated
1,5 tbs melted butter
100ml flour (depending of the size of the egg, you migth need just a tbsp more or so)2 tbs grated Parmesan
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
2 slices of Brie
50g sundried tomatoes
This time I was pleased with my zucchini pancakes, they were nice, they were COOKED through and they became flavourful with the Camembert and the sundried tomatoes. The recipe calls for Brie but I had some Camembert that had to be used and I don´t think it made a huge difference. I will definitely make these pancakes again, as it is perfect as brunch on a weekend.