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https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/83/date-pancake-with-spiced-syrup-and-honey-yoghurt

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Chefs Frank McWilliams and Rebecca Hartley present this delicious dessert

Ingredients

  • Pancake Batter

  • 1 cup warm Water

  • 0.5 teaspoon Sugar

  • 3.5 g dried Yeast

  • 1 cup Plain Flour

  • Pancakes

  • 2 tablespoons Clarified butter

  • 0.5 cup date deseeded

  • Spiced Syrup

  • 1 cup white wine

  • 1.5 cups Sugar

  • 1 Lemon juice and zest

  • 1 cup Water

  • 1 zest of Lemon

  • 1 stick Cinnamon

  • 1 cardamom pod

  • Honey Yoghurt

  • 250 g plain Yoghurt

  • 3 tablespoons Honey

Method

  • Pancakes:

  • 1.

    Whisk water, yeast and sugar together in a mixing bowl.

  • 2.

    Leave to froth approx 10 minutes.

  • 3.

    Whisk in the flour gradually until a viscous batter is achieved.

  • 4.

    Cover and set aside to rise in a warm place.

  • 5.

    Heat the pan and add the clarified butter.

  • 6.

    When it starts to smoke, add a ladle of batter and spread out to a round shape with a palette knife.

  • 7.

    Place the dates in the cooking pancake cut side up.

  • 8.

    Lift one edge of pancake to check for colour.

  • 9.

    When golden, flip over and reduce heat.

  • 10.

    Cook for a further two to three minutes and remove from pan directly into a bath of syrup.

  • Spiced Syrup:

  • 1.

    Bring all the liquids and sugar to the boil, add spices and simmer for 20 minutes or until the syrup is slightly thick when cooled on a saucer.

  • Honey Yoghurt:

  • 1.

    Hang the yoghurt in a strainer with a clean cloth over a receptacle in order to drain off the excess liquid for at least two hours.

  • 2.

    Stir the honey through the yoghurt.

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