I seem to have this obsession with turning things into crème brûlée, I don’t know where this obsession came from…..I think I just like making dessert that I can hit but I loved the way this turned out. I’ve never had custard on a pancake but it’s a great combination!
Crème Brûlée Pancakes
- for the custard:
40g granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
15g corn flour
3 egg yolks
15g unsalted butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
- for the pancakes:
240g plain flour
60g granulated sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
300g plain yoghurt
40ml vegetable oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
- start by adding the milk, sugar, salt, corn flour and egg yolks into a pot. mix all this together then put the pot over medium-low heat
- keep heating this, whiles constantly stirring, until the whole mixture thickens. once it has thickened, take it off the heat and add in the butter and vanilla
- once the butter has melted and the custard is smooth, it's done. if you see any lumps you can push it through a sieve. if not just add it into a bowl, cover with cling film, making sure the cling film is touching the top of the custard, then leave it in the fridge to cool.
- add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a bowl and mix these together
- in a separate bowl or jug, whisk together the milk, yoghurt, oil, vanilla and eggs. add this into the dry ingredients and whisk everything together until just combined. this will be a lumpy batter, that's ok
- here's how i like to cook these - i add some of the batter into the centre of a non stick pan that is on medium-low heat. then i add about a tbsp of water and put a lid on top of the pan. i feel like the steam makes a fluffier pancake but you don't have to do this
- these pancakes don't form bubbles on top the way a regular pancake does, you know when they're ready to flip when the top seems dry. once you have flipped them, just cook them for about a minute without the lid or water
- once all of them are cooked, you can start making your pancakes stacks. i added the custard between each layer and then i added some on top too
- sprinkle some granulated or caster sugar on top of the final layer of custard, then use a blowtorch to brûlée it
- let this sit for a minute so the sugar can harden and then enjoy!
- i know not everyone has a blowtorch. if you don't have one just add some sugar into a non stick pan and cook this on medium heat, whiles stirring now and then, until the sugar fully melts and becomes a deep caramel colour. pour a layer of this on top of the pancakes then let it set for a few minutes!!