Dutch pancakes, puffy and light breakfast treat.

Dutch pancakes

Fluffy dutch pancakes or large Yorkshirepudding, the difference is size and the first mentioned has some added flavorings.

I got to know this type of pancake when I was in college way back when ūüėÄ I was watching a TV show where¬†someone made dutch pancakes, I remember seeing it puff up and I remember thinking that I had to make these pancakes.

For two servings

 

2 large eggs
1 dl milk
1 dl flour
1 tbsp sugae
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cardamom

Blurberry jam
Powdered sugar, for serving
Lemon wedges, for serving

Heat the oven to 180C

Put 1 tablespoon of the butter in a 10-inch cast iron pan and heat the pan in the oven for 10 minutes. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and set aside to cool slightly.

Pulse eggand milk in a blender until frothy, then add flour and the rest of the ingredients and blend the batter until smooth and frothy, 20-30  seconds.

 

Dutch pancake recipe

Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven and pour the batter into the center. Bake for 20 minutes, do not open the oven while baking. The panake will puff up in the center and the edges will be dark and crispy.

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Serve warm with blueberry jam a sprinkling of powdered sugar and lemon wedges for squeezing.

Share it or enjoy the pancakes by yourself.

Banh xeo, Vietnamese sizzling crepes

I have been wanting to try this crepe at a Vietnamese restaurant in Oslo, but each time I have been there I have been too late, either they have been out or that they have stopped making them for the day.

I saw the pan cake on instagram @kokofoodie, now I really had to try them. They looked so good and crunchy, I love crunchy. Earlier I had only heard about the crepes, from my friend¬†Frk. Fabelaktig, she is my source for Vietnamese food and when we have a lunch date we usually got to a¬†restaurant in Oslo called Lille Saigon 1, this restaurant even got a raving review in the New York Times a little while ago. Since I have not tried the real deal yet, I can’t compare my crepe with a Vietnamese made one. I really have to get my glutinous maximus to this restaurant ASAP. Anyhow after googling I decided to try out this recipe¬†with my twist on it of course:D

  • 500 g¬†rice flour
  • 2-3¬†cups¬†water
  • 2 cans¬†coconut¬†milk
  • 1 tbsp¬†ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp¬†salt
  • 1 bunch¬†spring onions (scallions), chopped
  • vegetable oil

Filling

  • 500 g cooked pork belly thinly sliced ( I had leftover pork roast)
  • 500 g¬†bean sprouts
  • 1¬†onion, sliced (I used scallions and garlic, I was out of onion)
  • 500 g small fresh raw shrimps,I removed the heads
  • Lettuce, Vietnamese basil, mint and coriander leaves, to serve

 

Prepare the filling and prepare the batter by mixing the rice flour with water, coconut mik, turmeric, salt and chopped shallots.

In a frying pan, heat just enough oil to cover the pan (tip-off excess) and fry a spoonful of the scallion and garlic(onion), shrimps and for a couple of minutes.

Pour batter mixture into the pan. Tilt the pan so that the mixture spreads thinly.  When the batter begins to crisp around the edge, add some pork, bean sprouts and chopped scallions.beansprouts. Make sure the edges do not stick to the pan by brushing a little more oil around the edge of the pancake.

Fold one half of the pancake over the ingredients and slip onto serving plate. Serve with fresh herbs.