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)



Avocado Pancakes

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OMG! I do love Avocado’s & if you do too, you will love this little recipe. A good nutritious and healthy way to start your day. Creamy luxurious texture, full of good vitamins, healthy fatty acids, flavour and fiber, why would you not want to? Good on their own or serve with a poached egg or crispy bacon for a more luxury weekend treat.

 

Makes 4 large pancakes

1 Large avocado

100g Plain Flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup milk

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp coconut oil – melted

butter for the pan

 

  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt & nutmeg in a bowl
  2. Combine the avocado, milk, egg, coconut oil and vanilla in a food processor until smooth
  3. Mix the avocado into the flour until blended
  4. Melt the butter in a fry pan on medium to high heat, scoop the batter into the pan (whichever size you like) and cook for about 2-3 minutes per each side.
  5. Serve. I put on a bed of Spinach with a poached egg on top, Yummy!

 

 

 

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Spinach Pancakes

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I do love Lazy Sunday Mornings. I pulled back the curtains and the sun was shining again, lovely! I opted for a fueling healthy breakfast this morning, first time I’ve tried Spinach Pancakes and they were lovely.

 

Makes 2 Pancakes

30g Gram Flour (chickpea)

85ml water

Pinch of sea salt

1/2 tsp garlic

2 handfuls of Spinach

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp coconut oil for frying.

 

  1. Add all the ingredients (except the coconut oil) to a blender and mix until smooth. The batter will be watery.                                                                            20190707_105216
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a fry pan on medium heat
  3. Pour a thin layer of the batter into the pan and swirl, when you start to see it bubble, flip over and cook. The pancake is very light so I would toss rather than using utensils to flip over as it might tear.                                                20190707_105924
  4. To serve, I chopped some avocado, feta cheese, tomatoes and topped with poached eggs. Yummy!

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Oat & Banana Pancakes

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Oh yum! These were so tasty and so healthy. Waking up this morning to cold and wet rain outside I fancied something warm for my breakfast, so looking in my cupboards I had some scott porridge oats, a banana left and some Maple Syrup in the fridge………so yes, you guessed it, pancakes it just had to be.

My first time at oat & banana and they were pretty tasty.

 

Makes 4-6

30ml milk

1 egg separated

1 small banana

30g scotts porridge oats

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

Toppings:- I had crushed hazelnuts and Maple Syrup, but you could have yoghurt and fruit which would be nice too.

 

  1. Put oats, baking powder, milk, egg yolk, vanilla extract and banana into a processor or blender and mix until you get a smooth consistancey.                                20190405_085648
  2. Whisk the egg white until you get stiff peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the pancake mixture.
  3. Heat up a non stick fry pan with a tsp oil and drop about 2 tbsps of the mixture into the pan and cook on a medium heat until you start to see the bubbles appearing, then flip and cook for a further minute or 2.                                                        20190405_091206
  4. Serve.

 

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Pancakes

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I used my Best Pancake recipe for this, it is one recipe that always works.  Light Fluffy pancakes guaranteed. This morning was a more healthier option with low fat toffee yoghurt, blueberries and a little Maple Syrup…….oh so yummy!

I love mixing up pancakes, there are so many toppings you can choose. What is your favourite?

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Fluffiest Scottish Pancakes Ever!

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In our house Sunday is always Brunch as we do like a lay in! So today was Pancakes, Bacon and Maple Syrup…..oh so yummy! If I do say so myself, these are the best and most fluffiest pancakes I’ve ever cooked……a full proof recipe that always works.

 

Makes 8

250g Self Raising Flour

125g Caster Sugar

2 Beaten eggs

Pinch of salt

Milk to mix – about 50ml

 

  1. Mix the flour, sugar and salt together in a mixing bowl
  2. Add in the egg and mix well
  3. Slowly bit by bit add in the milk until you get a thick batter. (you don’t want it too runny or they won’t puff up as much) 20180121_104600
  4. Preheat some spray oil in a pan on medium to high heat
  5. Using a ladle, spoon some of the mixture into the pan in a circular shape about 1/2 cm thick
  6. When it starts to rise and bubble slightly, you know it’s cooked, then flip to other side. (approx 1-2 mins per side) 20180121_110944 20180121_105937
  7. Remove and continue. Serve warm. Or cool later with some butter & Jam.

 

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Cheesy Potato Pancakes

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Another quick and easy recipe that always tastes great! I was having a lazy afternoon today as it was wet n cold outside, so this was a fab warm comfort lunch that just satisfied my craving for something warm and comforting. I made some of my homemade salsa which went perfectly with it.

 

Makes 4

2 medium potatoes – peeled and grated

3 spring onions – chopped finely

2 handfuls of cheddar cheese – grated

small handful of parmesan cheese – grated

1 egg

1/4 cup of flour

1 tsp chilli flakes

Salt & Pepper

 

  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan
  2. Peel and grate potatoes. Using some kitchen towel squeeze any excess water from potatoes.
  3. Put potato, cheeses, onions, chilli, egg, salt & pepper and flour into a large bowl and mix through until combined.                                                                                                            20161015_140321   20161015_140533
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop mixture into the pan and flattened with back of spoon to make pancake like shapes.
  5. Cook for approx 4-5 mins each side.                                                             20161015_140712

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Serve with some of my lovely salsa. Recipe here:- https://theweecaledoniancook.com/2016/10/15/smokey-tomato-salsa/

 


Creamed Corn Pancakes with Salsa

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I believe Creamed corn pancakes originally came from Australia, a popular brunch food on the menu, however, I think they call them fritters! I decided to give them a go, the weather is getting colder and I crave warmer filling food, so this is ideal either as a breakfast, brunch or lunch.

This recipe made 6 large pancakes:-

For the pancakes:-

100g flour

1 tsp baking powder

100ml full fat milk (or you could use buttermilk)

1 egg

1 can creamed corn

1 handful of fresh sweetcorn

handful of parsley

Salt & pepper

  1. Whisk together milk, egg, creamed corn, sweetcorn, salt & pepper
  2. Mix flour and baking powder together and add to the above mixture, throw in the parsley stirring through
  3. Heat a large pan with 1 tbsp oil and then spoon into pan making a pancake shape (I love this bit, you always know when it’s homemade when it’s a weird shape and 2 are never the same….lol!)
  4. Cook through for about 5-7 mins each side or until browned and cooked through (medium heat)

Meanwhile for the Salsa:-

Chopped pancetta

Handful of cherry tomatoes – halved

1 onion – chopped finely

1 clove Garlic

1 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp tomato paste

Salt & pepper

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan – high heat, add the onion and the pancetta, cook until onion is softened down
  2. Add in the cherry tomatoes, garlic, salt & pepper and sugar, mix through, cook for about  5-7 mins. Any liquid should thicken.

I served mine with some mashed avocado also. Yummy!

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Healthy Banana & Walnut Pancakes

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O.K…..so I’ve seen various versions of these, mostly on healthy eating or fitness sites, always admiring but never made…….so, having some off bananas left I decided to give it a go.

They say on most sites 2 Ingredient pancake…..wasn’t sure about this, gave it a go and wasn’t impressed. Why? I hear you ask……..just using mashed up banana and eggs it left the pancake very soft and very hard to flip without looking like a scramble pancake. Here was my first try, they never kept their shape:-     20160802_084509   20160802_085006

I am a determined person and was not going to let it beat me……so here is my successful recipe combination:-

Makes 10 pancakes

2 bananas

2 eggs

1 tsp baking powder

4 tbsp plain flour

4 crushed up walnuts

1 tsp vanilla essence

 

  1. Firstly mashed up the bananas in a bowl, add in the crushed walnuts, baking powder (this helps them go a little bit fluffier), vanilla essence and mix.                                                                                         20160802_083113 20160802_083532  20160802_083655
  2. Whisk the eggs together then add to the mixture, mixing together.
  3. Once combined add in the flour and mix well, it should look like a pancake batter.   20160802_083800
  4. Heat a large pan to a medium heat and drop 2 tbsp’s of the mixture in, using the back of the spoon even out. Cook for about 2 mins each side or until golden brown.                                         20160802_085201    20160802_085225
  5. Plate up and serve.

I served with some Maple Syrup. You can add any ingredient you like to the mixture and serve it with anything of your choice. Yum healthy pancakes.


Cinnamon Pancakes with Chocolate and Maple Syrup

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One again I had a truly different taste sensation when visiting Florida this year, pancake and Maple Syrup were everywhere….much to my boyfriends delight! You had them for brekkie with Maple Syrup, eggs, bacon etc and then again on the menu for dessert with ice cream and flavoured sauces……oh Yum!  Here is my homemade version…inspired by (Denny’s).

Makes about 14 pancakes.

300g Plain White Flour ( to make it a bit healthier, you can use wholewheat instead)

4 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp salt

4 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp caster sugar

2 eggs

300ml milk

2 tsp vanilla essence

100g chocolate – to make sauce

1 jar Maple Syrup (your choice)

 

  1. Sieve the flour into a large bowl, add in Baking Powder, Salt, Cinnamon, Sugar and mix.
  2. Then add in eggs, milk and vanilla essence, mix through with  spoon until blended making sure there are no lumps in he mixture, do not over mix.

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3. Sprat a little cooking oil into a frying pan and heat through at high heat.  Pour 1/2 a ladle or 1/2 cup of mixture onto the frying pan and even out with back of spoon, cook for approx 1-2 mins, you know it’s ready to turn when you see an even covering of holes.

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4. Flip and cook for approx 1 min. Remove and continued to repeat until all done.

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5. Keep warm in a warming drawer or in your oven at 70-80 degrees until finished.

6. If using Chocolate Sauce – break bar into chunks and put into a small pan, melt on Induction Hob Number 1 for about 5 mins. If using conventional method, melt in a glass bowl oven boiler water on hob.

6. Serve with Maple Syrup and Hot Chocolate Sauce……Mmmmmmmmmmm!!