Crème Brûlée Pancakes

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

Crème Brûlée Pancakes

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  • for the custard:
  • 230ml milk

  • 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

  • 100ml milk

  • 300g plain yoghurt

  • 40ml vegetable oil

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs


  • custard:
  • 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.
  • pancakes:
  • 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!!

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crème brûlée pancakes 🤤

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