Pancakes A La Crème Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageCourse
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Pancake batter7 Pint
For pastry cream
 Egg1 , separated
 Egg yolk1
 Caster sugar2 Ounce
 Flour3⁄4 Ounce
 Cornflour1⁄2 Ounce
 Milk1⁄2 Pint
 Vanilla pod piece/Strip of lemon / orange rind1
For topping
 Icing sugar2 Tablespoon
 Almonds1 Ounce, finely shredded


1) Make the pancake batter and allow to stand for 30 minutes.
2) For the pastry cream: In a bowl, add egg yolks with 1 oz sugar and beat until white.
3) Mix in the flour, cornflour, and little milk and beat till smooth.
4) In a saucepan, add the remaining milk with the vanilla pod or rind and heat.
5) Add to the egg mixture and place on low, gentle heat, stirring continuously till the liquid boils.
6) In another bowl, whip together the egg white and the rest of the sugar, and when thick mix into the hot custard.
7) Keep the mix warm in a bain-marie.
8) Make paper-thin pancakes, and spread each one with pastry cream.
9) Fold each pancake in three, and arrange on a hot buttered serving dish.
10) Dust the top with icing sugar, then mark on a pattern with red hot skewers (heat several at once).

11) Top with almonds and serve very hot.