It’s pancake afternoon!
I had plan to make these to-die-for pancakes like weeks ago, but then, for one reason or another, it keeps being postponed until today. And I ended up cooking from the moment I got out of bed, until I could finally rest and have dinner. Literally, the whole day! Once again, Gordon Ramsay’s awesome cookbook is put to good use. The pancakes are really fluffy and the combination of coconut and lime is definitely distinctive. I just love how mango goes so well with the pancakes, fresh fruits do indeed balance the sweetness of the syrup and bring out some freshness to the whole thing.
I made some very very minor changes to the syrup, I find the original recipe might be a little sweet and a little too much for me, so I reduce the whole thing down by a notch.
Coconut pancakes with mango slices and lime syrup
For the pancakes:
- 100 g desiccated coconut
- 100 g plain flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg, beaten
- 250 ml coconut milk (shake well before opening the tin)
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 mango
For the lime syrup:
- 150 ml water
- 95 g caster sugar
- Juices of 3 limes and zest of 2 limes
- Put the desiccated coconut into a blender and blitz for 1 minute or until it becomes finely chopped
- In a mixing bowl, sift together flour and baking powder, add in coconut and mix well
- Make a well in the flour and add the egg. Mix the egg with the flour then add the coconut milk and honey, stir well
- Cover and leave to rest for 15 minutes
- Meanwhile, prepare the lime syrup by putting the sugar, water, lime juice and 1/3 of the zest into a small frying pan. Bring to a gentle simmer then leave to simmer for about 10 more minutes until the liquid develops a syrup consistency. Taste, turn off heat and add in the rest of the lime zest, leaving some for garnish
- To cook the pancakes, add a little oil in a frying pan, then drop batches of batter into the pan and cook on medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes of each side until golden
- Serve the pancakes with slices of fresh mango and lime syrup
I am entering into July Tea time treats challenge, a monthly event hosted by Karen from Lavender and Lovage and Kate from What Kate Baked, which features treats from my favourite break of the day: Afternoon Tea!. This month is hosted by Karen, with the theme of ‘Fresh fruits’. I could imagine how this theme slips perfectly into this season, with fresh berries, plump cherries, juicy peaches and all kinds of sweets that come along.