Halfway through this challenge and today seemed to be the worst ever.
The first idea had an epic fail. I turned it over and it was just one big puddle on the plate.
Then came the second contingency, the crepe stack. I had visions of a beautiful conical one.
Obviously I'm a bad engineer since that's not possible unless I have varying sizes for round cutters.
Hence the second nightmare began, I made one stack that looked like the cat had dragged in since it had all sorts of sizes.
Okay, so it was back to the drawing board to make another batch.
I patiently made a batch of green pancakes and cut them in rounds with my Royal Selangor pewter mould. They make beautiful perfect rounds that look gorgeous stacked up with the coconut filling.
I was finally happy with the results and its taste, nice and light with the coconut filling - after so many tries I have my winner.
The Stack (Pandan and Coconut Crepe) (adapted from Nonya Recipes by Debbie Teoh)
1/2 grated coconut
100g palm sugar
2 sprigs pandan leaves
160g plain flour
1 teaspoon corn flour
160ml thick coconut milk
2 tablespoons pandan juice
few drops of green colour
To prepare filling: Cook palm sugar, sugar, water and pandan leaves tied in a knot until the sugars melt. Add grated fresh coconut; mix to coat thoroughly. Over the heat slowly heat up until the sugar mixture dries up a little. Remove from the heat. Set aside on a plate.
To prepare crepes: Whisk all ingredients together; sift to remove any lumps. Heat a frying pan; grease with a little oil. Pour one ladleful of batter in the hot pan. Shake to let batter cover pan. Cook over low heat. Remove and place on a plate. Keep it seperate with paper towels. Continue until the batter finishes.
To assemble: Cut the crepes into round shapes with the Royal Selangor pewter mould. Set aside. Place one piece on a plate. Add coconut filling and spread. Add another crepe. Repeat with coconut filling and crepes. Serve immediately.
Reminder: Support the cause by buying a Royal Selangor Nick Munro pewter mould as all proceeds go to breast cancer welfare association. Also, do remember to submit your suggestions to email@example.com or leave a comment for the mould to win the Olympus camera VG-110. For more pictures, see the Flickr set for all the whole Royal Selangor Jellyriffic challenge. To view, all the jellies, see this link to the Royal Selangor website.