Dessert Recipes > Almond Pancakes with Fruit Coulis

This recipe is part of the February 2006 Recipes Menu

Starter - Leeks Nicoise
Main Course - Mutton Haricot
Dessert - Almond Pancakes with Fruit Coulis

How to make almond pancakes with fruit coulis:
An ideal recipe to try on Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) and it make a great ending to this month's menu.


1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 cup all purpose flour
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 1/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter melted
4 tablespoons ground almonds lightly toasted
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
oil for brushing
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed summer fruits, such as redcurrants, blackcurrants and
2 tablespoons icing/confectioners' sugar
14oz can of guavas in syrup, or other fruit of choice
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Spread the slivered almonds on a baking sheet and toast them in a preheated oven 180oC350oF/gas mark4 for 3 minutes.
- Sift the flour into a bowl and make a well in the centre.
- Add the egg, egg yolk, milk, melted butter, ground almonds and almond extract.
- Whisk well to combine.
- Leave to rest in the fridge for half an hour.
- Brush a frying skillet or pancake pan with oil and place over a medium heat.
- Tilt the skillet in one direction and pour in 1/4 cup of the batter.
- Tilt in the opposite direction immediately, so that the batter covers the whole base.
- After 1 - 2 minutes or when the top of the pancake starts to dry out, toss it and cook on the other side for about a minute.
- Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Transfer the pancakes to a cookie sheet lined with baking parchment, cover and keep warm in a preheated oven 150oC/300oF/ gas mark 3.
- Blend the fruit in a blender or food processor, or mash it well by hand with 2 tablespoons of water.
- Press through a strainer and stir in the confectioners' sugar.
- Warm the fruit coulis through over a medium heat, in a small saucepan.
- Warm the other fruit through also in their own juice as well.
- Fold each pancake twice and place 1 to 2 on each serving dish.
- Lift the top layer of the pancake and spoon the warmed guavas or fruit of choice, refold and decorate with the toasted almonds.
- Pour a little fruit coulis over the top.
- Why not serve with some delicious clotted cream, yummy!