RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Squash, goat’s cheese and rosemary pancakes

Squash and goat's cheese pancakes
Squash and goat's cheese pancakes

A DELICIOUS recipe brimming with flavour without meat in sight.


200g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 rosemary sprig, finely chopped

1 egg

300ml milk

25g butter, melted and cooled, plus a knob extra

2 tbsp olive oil

250g butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into small cubes

100g vegetarian goat’s cheese, crumbled into small pieces

handful pumpkin seeds, rocket salad and onion chutney, to serve


1. Mix the flour, baking powder, rosemary and a good pinch of salt in a large bowl. Beat the egg with the milk. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and whisk in the milk mixture and melted butter to make a thick, smooth batter. Place in the fridge while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

2. Over a medium heat, add a knob of butter and 1 tsp oil to a large pan, then add the butternut squash and cook for 10 mins until tender, turning the heat up for the final few mins to brown a little. Remove batter from the fridge, add the goat’s cheese and squash, then carefully fold everything together.

3. Heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan, then, in batches, add a ladleful of batter per pancake. Allow to cook for 3 mins until bubbles cover the surface, then flip over and cook the other side until golden. Serve with dressed rocket salad, a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds and onion chutney on the side.