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Red Onion & Goat’s Cheese Pancake Bake

Red Onion Pancake Bake. Or Pancake Soufflé if you will! This pancake says ‘Stand back. I know what I’m doing’, and is the perfect dinner party pancake. Experiment with different flavours, or add chopped cooked bacon to make it into a meat dish. You can even replace the goat’s cheese with feta cheese, which is my preference and even my kids love it.


Serves 6

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Red Onion (Sliced)
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1/2 tbsp Chopped Rosemary (Fresh or Dried)
  • 80g Plain Flour
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 2 Medium Egg Whites
  • 100ml Semi-Skimmed Milk
  • 1 tbsp Melted Butter
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • 50g Goats Cheese (Crumbled) or 75g Feta Cheese


Prepare your Red Onions

  • Preheat your oven to 230C.
  • Take a large cast-iron pan that can go in the oven and heat your olive oil in it over a medium heat. Add the onion to the oil. Cook for around 15 minutes until they are soft and lightly browned.
  • Add the water and chopped rosemary to the onions and stir well.

Whisk up your Batter

  • Put the flour in a large bowl with the sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Make a well in the centre and add in your eggs, egg whites and melted butter.
  • Add about half the milk and whisk the mixture together into a smooth batter.
  • Whisk in the remaining milk until smooth.

Cooking your Pancake Bake

  • Pour the batter over the onions in your oven-proof pan, and sprinkle the crumbled goat’s cheese on top.
  • Bake your pancake in the oven until it has puffed up and is golden brown. This should take around 15 minutes but remember, a watched pancake never puffs!
  • Use oven gloves when taking the pan out of the oven as the handle will be hot!


  • Whilst your pancake is baking, bring 50ml of balsamic vinegar and 2 tsp honey to the boil in a pan.
  • Reduce the mixture over a medium heat until syrupy and serve on top of your pancake.
  • Serve your pancake bake in it’s pan on the table, along with potato wedges, some rocket and sweet chilli sauce. The perfect ‘help yourself’ dinner.