Our first post !
Hello dear reader, this is our first blog post ! Such a thrill !
To inaugurate our blog we decided to make something that you will find easy and delicious to make: Pancakes with Dulce de Leche.
Not only they are very easy and quick to make, but they look great and taste even better !
Since we said these were quick and easy, we won't be making the pancake mix but using some very good ones sold by Tesco (you can make them yourself if you want to, there are dozens of recipes online)
Since we are not making the pancakes, the ingredient quantities will be depending on how many pancakes you want to make. Calculate a big spoonful of Dulce de Leche per pancake, and one strawberry per one or two pancakes.
One regular jar of Dulce de Leche (300g) should be enough for 10-12 pancakes
- Dulce de Leche
- Icing Sugar (for sprinkling)
- Strawberries (or your favourite berries)
- Non-stick pan
- Oven tray
- Non-stick baking paper
(we are not associated with Tesco in any way...we just think they are quite good pancakes when you are in a rush and don't want to make them yourself)
So, if you are still with us, lets do this one step at a time!
Step 1: Warm / Toast the pancakes a bit
The first thing we need to to is warm and toast the pancakes a bit. If you try to use them straight from the packaging you will notice they are not very elastic and are quite prone to breaking.
Using a non-stick pan on a low-medium flame, heat each side of the pancake for 5-10 seconds. They are quite resistant to heat, but don't over do it and burn them...
They shouldn't stick, so oil, butter or similar is not really needed.
Before you start doing this, turn on the oven and set it to 140-160 ºC, so it is warmed up by the time you finish warming up the pancakes.
Step 2: Stack'em up
As you warm them up individually and they are ready, start stacking them up in a plate so they stay warm.
You can flip the entire stack every now and then to keep them warm (flip them so the bottom one is now on top)
Step 3: Add the Dulce de Leche
Once you have a few of them, you can start adding a spoonful of Dulce de Leche to the center of the pancake and rolling them up.
Don't bother spreading it all over the pancake. On the contrary, try to leave it centered, since when you send them to the oven, the Dulce de Leche will melt and spread.
After you place the Dulce de Leche, just roll the pancake up (see next photo)
Step 4: Roll them up and place them in a oven tray
After rolling up the pancakes, simply put them in an oven tray with non-stick baking paper.
The Dulce de Leche will melt and run outside the pancake, so non-stick baking paper is a must.
Place them with the "lip" of the pancake facing downwards, so they don't unfold, and keep them close to each other.
Once you have finished wrapping all of them, and the oven is at the desired temperature, place the tray in the oven for 5 minutes approximately, or until you see that the Dulce de Leche is creeping out of the pancakes.
Don't leave the pancakes too much time in the oven, or they will dry-up and become crispy.
Step 5: Snow Time
Take the pancakes out of the oven, and while they are still in the tray, sprinkle some icing sugar on top of them.
Use a small sieve to distribute the icing evenly and avoid little rocks of sugar.
Step 4: Final Touches
To remove the pancakes from the tray you can either use a spatula, or you can grab them and lift them from the edges (one hand on each edge, pinching them with your index and your thumb)
To finish them off, you can use any berries you like. In this case, we used strawberries since we love how they taste together with the Dulce de Leche.
And that's it ! We hope you enjoy them !