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Nettle Pancakes – Sweet or Savoury

Spring has arrived, and with it, has come the best season for foraging. This is a great time of year to get your hands on some earthy, fresh deep green nettle leaves. Choosing these early leaves ensures a pungent taste as well as a rich supply of vitamins. Nettles have an array of uses, from tea to soup. But for a different use for this wonderful weed, I’ve chosen to pop them is some delicious thin pancakes. These nettle pancakes can be eaten as a sweet treat, an after dinner desert or as a savoury dish. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Batter: 50g organic plain flour 50g organic spelt flour 50g butter, melted 500ml milk 50g nettles 2 eggs ‘ For the savoury filling: 1 courgette 2 small carrots 1 small onion 1 tin of butter beans 2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin seeds 100g greek feta salt and pepper to taste ____________________________________________________________________________________ Start by foraging for the nettles, choosing the youngest and lushest looking leaves. Be sure to wear thick gloves, to avoid …