Crazy Custard Pancakes

Custard Pancakes

OMG! Well, what can I say here…..but, these were absolutely delicious!

We were watching a film the other night and the little boy in the film asked for crazy custard pancakes, I had never heard of this before and my curiosity got the better of me……so off I went google search in motion and I found this recipe from Simon Hopkinson (http://www.simonhopkinson.tv/recipe/5/custard-pancakes.aspx). I changed it slightly and cheated with my custard to make it easier to make.

BEWARE! ever so moreish!

You have to try these, especially if you love custard and have a sweet tooth.


This recipe made 6 pancakes

For the Pancakes:

100g Plain Flour

3 Large Eggs (1 for wash)

Pinch Salt

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

100ml Milk

For the Custard:

2 Tbsp Custard Powder

2 Tbsp Caster Sugar

450ml Milk

1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

For assembling:

1 Tbsp butter

2 Tbsp Sugar

A Little Rum (about 50ml)

  1. To make the batter:- Sift flour into a bowl and make a well in the middle, crack 2 eggs in and add pinch of salt. Whisk together until it becomes stiff, then start slowly adding the milk and whisk through until well combined and runny consistancey. Set aside for at least 30 minutes.
  2. To make the Custard:- Put the custard powder and sugar in a pan along with 1 Tbsp of milk, 1 Tbsp lemon juice and vanilla extract, mix to a paste. Slowly add the milk little at a time and bring to a gentle boil. Make sure you continue whisking until the custard starts to thicken, this should take about 4-5 minutes. You want it quite thick.
  3. Remove custard from heat and allow to cool. Place a piece of cling film over the custard, pressing down on the custard to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours.
  4. To assemble:- When ready, heat a little oil in a non stick fry pan about 20cm diameter on medium to high heat, pour a little of the pancake batter into the pan and swirl around to just a thin covering, cook for a minute or 2 then flip over and cook for a further minute, set aside, and repeat with remaining mixture.
  5. Add 1 Tbsp of butter to the pan, place 1-2 Tbsp of custard in the middle of a pancake, brush edges with a little egg wash. Roll up the pancake half way to cover it, not too tight, then tuck in the sides and finish rolling up to seal, it will resemble a spring roll. Place the pancakes in the fry pan sealed side down and cook for a minute or 2, sprinkle some sugar over and turn, so you are cooking all round.
  6. Once pancake rolls are slightly browned, add in the rum and let bubble and glaze all over.
  7. Remove & Serve. We added some maple syrup to serve and it was delicious! (optional)



Homemade Healthy quick Pancakes

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Approx 75 calories per pancake. Makes 4.

My boyfriend said he had a notion for something sweet, so a quick check in the cupboards and this is what I came up with.

 

For the Pancakes:-

2 medium eggs

1 banana

1 tbsp Desiccated Coconut

1tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp cocoa powder

 

For the banana, coconut and cinnamon pancakes:-

1. Mash up banana and add in 2 eggs then whisk together

2. Add in coconut and cinnamon, mix through

3. Heat a non stick pan then pour a small amount in and using the back of a spoon even out in pan. Cook for about 2-3mins on each side. I made 2 about 15cm diameter.

 

For the cocoa pancakes:-

1. With the remaining mixture I added tbsp of cocoa powder and cooked through. I made 2 approx 15cm in diameter.

You can pretty much add any flavour you like.

Serve with some Maple Syrup or ice cream for a tasty dessert.


Oat Bran Pancakes

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I love pancakes and was looking for a healthier option, these are really tasty.

 

Measurements for 1 pancake:-   (per serving 203 calories, 9g fat = 4g sat, carbs 14g, protein 15g)

1.5tbsp oat bran

1.5tbsp cream cheese

1 egg

 

1. Mix oat bran, cream cheese and egg together in a bowl.

2. Preheat a non-stick omelette pan or similar and pour in mix, spread evenly, flip over when bubbles start to appear, approx 2-3 mins, then cook for another 2-3 mins on other side.

3. Serve with your favorite toppings:- some suggestions:-

> Breakfast – Banana and walnuts with 1/2 tbsp agave syrup

> Breakfast – Low fat Bacon

> Breakfast – Scrambled or poached eggs with spinach

> Pudding – stewed fruit, cream cheese

> Pudding – Ice cream and tbsp maple syrup

 

Yum..Yum..