28 March 2014

GUEST BLOG: Pancake day

By guest blogger KIM IRWIN

Tuesday evening saw the Cracking Good Food team at St George's Community Centre in Collyhurst cooking with a group of young local people at a Youth Hub session run by YPAC Manchester. They were a keen bunch and Cracking Cook Maz was soon showing them how to chop safely, telling them why spices are an important part of cooking and explaining how to minimise waste during the preparation stage.

The young cooks each took a turn at the stoves and cooked three different fillings to stuff their savoury pancakes with: sweet potato with paprika, crispy curried leeks, and garlic mushrooms with spinach. Fillings complete, the budding chefs rustled up the gram flour pancake mixture in no time and added finely chopped spring onions for flavour and texture. Each young cook fried their own pancake and stuffed them with their choice of filling then crumbled feta cheese on top. We were all soon tucking in and comparing the different fillings and tastes. Like all good cooks, the group pitched in with the washing-up and we were soon closing the doors on another great CGF session!

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