Mango Pancakes

While procastinating with my studies, I felt like a nice cold dessert and suddenly began to crave some mango pancakes (yes, the ones you get from yum cha). The recipe itself isn’t very definite, so looking online, I wasn’t sure if the one I had was right, but I had my first attempt today. I decided to go whipped cream and sugar for the filling (as well as mangoes obviously) and that was the easy part. The pancake batter itself isn’t difficult, the tricky part is cooking it.

The instructions on the recipe was to use a pan, add some water over the pan, add the batter and seal with a lid for two minutes. Didn’t seem that bad, however, the first failure came immediately, the batter was too thick and wasn’t really evenly distributed. A few attempts later, i resorted to steaming, so took out a pot with water and placed a plate inside and started steaming. Turned out well but it took ages. They’re just sitting in the fridge atm waiting for them to chill and then it’s chow time. I’ll take some pics if it looks somewhat nice.

The recipe I found was from Yahoo! Answers and it’s posted below if anyone wants to have a go (let me know how your ones turn out).

Batter Ingredients
2/3 cup or 5 oz flour
1 egg
2 Tbs. or 1 oz custard powder
2 Tbs milk
1 cup or 8 oz water

1. Sift all the powder together, add the egg and water mix to form the crepe batter.

2.To make small pancakes, gather a small non-stick pan that has a tight fitting lid to cover and hold in steam. Heat the pan to medium heat, add 2 Tbs water to pan and immediately pour several small pancakes into the pan. When you pour the batter, quickly cover pan and place over lowest heat to steam cook the pancake. (1-2 minutes).
Another way to steam pancakes is to pour into small containers or saucers and steam over boiling water in a covered wok steamer until batter is set.

3. When pancake is set remove from pan onto a plate and fold pancake to shape while it cools. When you have cooked several, unroll pancake and fill with cut mango and desired filling. Sprinkle filled pancake with powdered sugar before serving.

4. Fillings can be cream whipped with sugar, egg whites whipped with sugar to make meringue, vanilla or coconut ice cream — and any of the above would have the added chopped mango pieces.

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