Monday, November 29, 2010

Nutty Sponge Pancake with Neopolitan Ice Cream

I saw this simple recipe in Wendy's blog and decided to take on the challenge by making a variation of it. My first ever submission for cooking!

Ingredients (for one person)
1 egg
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tbsp crushed nuts (I used combination of Hazelnut and Almond)
A bit of butter for frying
2 strawberries, sliced

1. Separate the egg and beat egg whites until frothy and add in sugar and beat until medium stiff peaks (egg whites has a very droopy hook and doesn't slide off the bowl).
2. Put in egg yolk and mix.
3. Sift in flour (just use a coffee strainer) and fold into the egg.
4. Heat a 9 inch pan on medium and put in 1/2 tsp butter. Swirl it around to coat and pour the excess into batter.
5. Lightly fold the batter to incorporate.
6. Turn heat to medium low (very small fire on outer ring or just use low) and pour in all the batter. Sprinkle the crushed nuts on top.
7.Cover with lid and cook until sides look golden, and center of pancake is cooked (doesn't stick to fingers)
8. Flip into plate and let it cool a while.
9. Cut up equal blocks of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream.
10. Place the ice cream on top of the pancake, and serve immediately with strawberries on the side.

This is how my nutty pancake looks like work-in-progress, it's kind of out of shape as I'm not supposed to trim it for the purpose of this contest.

Here's the final product. Not sure why it turned out so yellow, I suspect it is because of the butter.

I like the crunchy effect of the nuts while munching on the pancake, and it complements well with the ice cream. In fact, I found something new to make for breakfast (minus the ice cream, of course!)


wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

It's could be your eggs that made it yellow.
Nice attempt.
Thank you for participating

Lilium said...

Looks good!