Friday, June 14, 2013

Lemon curd-filled pancakes with berry and mint sauce

I thought I'd just have to make a tribute post for Father's day weekend. 

...especially because I always forget and I'll get an upset call from my dad the day after. Whoops. In my defense, New Zealand's Father's Day is always the 1st of September and in Malaysia and many other parts of the world, it's the third Sunday of June. I haven't forgotten this year though. Yus!

Treat your dad with a special colourful breakfast/tea this weekend - lemon curd-filled pancakes! I wish I could :( (my dad lives in Shanghai).

You just need to swing to these happy, upbeat tunes when making crepes/pancakes:

Parov Stelar - Booty Swing

Caravan Palace - Rock It For Me

1)  Filling
I have recently shared with you a simple recipe for Lemon curd, which makes an excellent filling with these crepes and the strawberry-mint sauce. Yum.

2)  Thin pancakes
Slightly adapted from V-recipes:
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
250 ml milk (I used almond milk)
a sliver of butter to grease pan

1. Combine the flour, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add the beaten eggs. Stir in half the milk, gradually working the flour down from the sides.

2. Beat mixture vigorously until smooth and bubbly, then stir in the rest of the milk. Pour in to a jug. Allow to stand for at least 10 minutes. (I refrigerated the mixture while I work on the berry-mint sauce).

3. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat, adding a little butter to create a very thin film of grease.

4. Stir the batter and pour about 4-5tbs into the pan (just enough to thinly cover the base of the pan). Tilt and rotate the pan so that the batter thinly covers the pan evenly.

5. Cook pancake for about 2 minutes until the pancake is set and golden brown underneath. Ensure that the pancake is loose by shaking the pan. Flip the pancake with a spatula and cook the other side for about 30 seconds or until golden.

6. Slide pancake on to a plate. Place 2 tbs lemon curd filling in the middle of the pancake. Fold four sides of the pancake, securing the middle, and quickly turn upside down. Serve :)

3)  Berry & mint sauce
1/2 cup berries (frozen is okay too)
1/4 cup mint
1 tsp honey

1. Mix all ingredients using a hand blender until fine.

2. Serve. 

Enjoy. Happy Father's Day to all fathers out there. (also to my dearest friends who have recently become fathers themselves. Wow, how we've you've grown. Very proud of you guys. Well done.)  

To my dad, thank you so much for being the most wonderful father a girl could have. It seems like only yesterday when you forced me to fry my first fish...and made fun of how it turned skinless and burnt 10 minutes later. Ah, memories. :P Thanks for continuously believing in me. I'll cook up a storm for you when I'm back in July. :)


  1. It looks just perfect. Like a perfect meal, perfect breakfast, perfect dessert. Anything.

    1. Thanks so much. I absolutely adore the crepes and pancakes in your blog too :)