Friday, April 13, 2012

Easy Smoked Salmon Roularde A Recipe to Make the Day Before

I felt in the mood to entertain this Easter.  I am very happy to be in the kitchen preparing a feast for my beloved friends, but I much prefer to do it the day before they arrive.  I am a very social creature and like us all, I want to be front and centre with my guests during the party, not stuck in the kitchen wondering why the heck I ever organised this shin dig in the first place, as the party goes on just out of reach in the other room.

 Believe me, before I became an experienced entertainer, I have been known to be found in a crumpled mess in a corner of my kitchen. Secretly resenting the 8 people I had at one point, so willingly invited to my home.  Whilst they laugh and carry on out in my living room,  I struggle to cobble together something that resembles, by this stage of the night, a half arsed attempt at some fabulous celebrity chef's latest creation. Can't do it anymore, I have kids and a husband that goes AWOL the minute the first guest walks through the door.  He is as social as I am and can often be found at our parties holding court, whilst all his guests die of thirst around him.  So I am often running around making sure everyone's drink is OK as well.

  Basically, if it can't be substantially made the day before,  it is off the menu these days.   So in line with my 'day before' mantra,  I have a recipe that I think you will like.  It is pretty easy and guaranteed to impress.  Smoked Salmon Roularde.....I also made this a Christmas and it was a winner.

Smoked salmon can be a little pricey, but lately I have been able to get a kilo for $19.99.  I have been able to get this dish plus about 2 weeknight meals out of it, so I think it's quite doable at the moment.

This recipe comes courtesy of Margaret Fulton, read good wholesome basic recipes for the wanna be Australian housewife.
So here we go

Smoked Salmon Roularde

For the Pancakes
1 cup plain (all purpose) flour
pinch of salt
2 cups milk
2 lightly beaten eggs
butter for frying

For the Filling
1.5 cups of creme fraiche or cream cheese
500g smoked salmon
1 bunch of chives

Sift flour and salt into a bowl  
Whisk in eggs
Stir in milk one cup at a time
Leave to stand for 30 minutes

Heat a crepe pan (20cm) and melt a small amount of butter.

Add a quarter cup of batter and tilt the pan to coat

Cook for 1 minute flip and cook for a further minute.

Repeat with more melted butter to make 12 pancakes.

Allow to cool.

To assemble lay double thickness  of plastic wrap on a work service.

Lay out with two pancakes on the plastic side by side.

Spread with a quarter cup of creme fraiche or cream cheese.

Top with 80g of smoked salmon then some chopped chives.

Use the plastic wrap to roll up tightly and chill for 30 minutes or in my case over night.

Repeat with remaining pancakes to make 6 rolls.

When ready to serve, slice and place on a platter.

Makes 30 depending on width of the cut.  I made many more.

And if you need some pretty tablescape inspiration for your party, go here.

Oh and thanks for all the love on my story about my cleaner Ray.  Now I am 'out', I feel so much better.
Hi Ray, hope you are happy with my posts this week!!!!!  Can't wait to catch up.


  1. Why don't I make things the day before? That would just be so much easier. I mostly just spend the whole day in the kitchen and call my sister in law to come early and help me so I can blame her if something goes terribly wrong. Maybe I'll make the smoked salmon roularde instead. :)

  2. This looks lovely and I could easily make this in a gluten free version!

  3. a lovely recipe.. i've also seen this done with mountain bread to make it easier.

  4. Yummy.

    I have never thrown a dinner party or a party. There. I said it.

    However, this June, I'm hosting 12 of my favorite ladies at a weekend party at my house - they will be staying from Thursday through Sunday, so I'd better come up with some simple to make party recipes. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, Carolyn.

  5. You are making me very excited about entertaining again.....can't wait until we are in our house and are able to do so. Love this recipe and love the menu board as well! xo

  6. love this recipe..thanks! looks and sounds delicious!
    i enjoy entertaining..and have become very good at the day before preparations!! that definitely works better than scrambling the day of the party.
    have a great weekend.

  7. Those look good. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. 12:30 am and now thanks to all the wonderful pictures, I am now craving these...will hold off until tomorrow. Wonderful recipe :)

  9. Hi Carolyn Sweetie...
    Wow what a fun share this evening. Does this ever look and sound delish. I ate supper earlier and I am already thinking of this recipe. Looks so good.

    I love your chalk board surf board that hosted the menu. How cute is that? Did you paint it yourseld? Did you like the paint? I have been considering a couple of projects but have been holding off? What brand did you use?

    I crown you the hostess with the mostess dear one. Thank you so much for sharing today. Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

    1. Hi Sherry

      I can't remember the brand but it was OK I guess. I gave it 2 coats and it worked fine. I just went to the hardware store and asked for chalk board paint. I'm in Australia so the brands are no doubt different in any case.

      Thanks for your sweet comments.

  10. Wow what an amazing hostess you are! Glad I have discovered your blog!

  11. They sound fabulous and your presentation is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. I love smoked salmon and this looks so tasty. Can't wait to try them out at our next dinner party. I would love it if you would link up to my party at

  13. Carolyn,
    This makes me want to have a party just so I can make them and have a cute surfboard at my front door! Love it all! Found you over at Fingerprints on the Fridge! I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Party - open all week!


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