Crêpes au jambon/fromage (ham and cheese filled pancakes)

This is a very much loved classic in our family. It’s very tasty and is made in minutes with the Thermomix. The pancake batter only takes 20 secondes (and there is no lumps to worry about) and the bechamel sauce takes 7 minutes! The beauty with this recipe is that any remaining pancake batter can be used to make sweet pancakes by just adding 1 tbsp of sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract (and 1 tbsp of rum if you like), so you also have a dessert as well!

Ingredients

3 slices of ham, cut in 1 cm squares

Pancake batter:
250g flour
2 eggs
500g milk (or 250g cow’s milk and 250g of soya milk for lighter batter)
1 tbsp neutral oil (like sunflower)
1/4 tsp salt

Cheese bechamel:
50g butter
50g flour
50g cheddar cheese cut into 3cm chunks
500g milk (or 250g cow’s milk and 250g of soya milk for a lighter version)
A pinch of grated nutmeg

Method

  1. A couple of hours before, make the pancake batter by adding all the ingredients to the Thermomix bowl and mix 20 sec, speed 6. Pour out in a bowl, cover and refrigerate.
  2. Make the bechamel sauce: add the flour, butter and cheese in the Thermomix bowl and mix 8 sec, speed 5
  3. Add the milk and cook for 7 min, 90C, speed 4
  4. Add the nutmeg and ham and stir 10 sec, reverse blade direction, speed spoon
  5. Pour a laddle of batter in a hot pan with a knob of butter and cook 1 minute on the first side and 20 seconds on the other side. Tilt the pancake out on a plate and fill it with the ham and cheese bechamel.
  6. Fold the pancake and serve immediately.
  7. Note that you can vary the filling by adding cooked sliced mushrooms, pieces of cooked chicken, cooked bacon or some cooked vegetables to the bechamel sauce.

6 Responses to Crêpes au jambon/fromage (ham and cheese filled pancakes)

  1. Miam, miam, yum, yum! This is one of my favourite meals, too, Nora! I prefer savoury crêpes to sweet ones and you can vary your filling ingredients according to what you’ve got in your fridge. Sautéed or grilled mushrooms are delicious, as is leftover asparagus – steamed in the Thermomix, of course! And yes, 20 seconds is all it takes for Thermomix to make gorgeous, lump-free batter. Then during the 7 minutes it takes Thermomix to make your creamy Béchamel sauce you can open a bottle of cider or wine and start celebrating! Bon appétit !

  2. Hum! de bonnes crèpes bien garnies !!!! kisses !!

  3. You said it all Madame Thermomix!
    Thanks Christalie 🙂

  4. très sympa ces crèpes bibizzz

  5. des crèpes extra gourmandes, miam. Merci pour le partage. Bizzz

  6. C’est vrai, je n’y pense jamais à vrai dire et pourtant on aime beaucoup, merci de me rafraîchir la mémoire, bizzz

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