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Sri Lankan pancakes with jaggery syrup(family favorites).

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Sri Lankan pancakes with jaggery

syrup- Sunday breakfast is all

about  pleasing the family with

pancakes. let me show you how

to serve them Sri-Lankan style.

 

Before starting my food blog, there was a time I thought of opening up a food stall, nothing big, just myself in front of a table, a blackboard with a menu and me serving up food.

 

This was going to be my entry to the world of pop-up food stalls. 

 

A scary thought but it was an idea born out of wanting to start something on my own.

 

The theme behind my food stall was going to be breakfast and one of the food items on the Sri Lankan breakfast menu was going to be crepes or what we Sri Lankans call pancakes(not the American fluffy version).

 

But of course, this was all in my head at the time, I’ll go about dreaming how to make it real while packing up kids to school or doing the house chores.

 

My sweet and savory pancakes were going to be a big part of that menu and one such variation was this recipe I’m posting today.

 

I knew my family loved it, I was pretty sure people who would venture to my small food enterprise would love it as well.

 

I mean who doesn’t love warm pancakes smothered in buttery, vanilla flavored jaggery syrup? 

 

Well as you know by now, that dream never happened but a far better version of the same dream DID happen and that is this wonderful food blog.

 

I’m at home looking after my family, pursuing an unconventional career as a food blogger.

The best part of working as a food blogger is the wonderful messages my readers send me(that means you) and exploring the culinary world right at home.

If I haven’t said it before, I want to thank you(yes you) and let you know how much I appreciate your visit to my blog.

 

I hope I’m helping you in some way with your daily cooking, making the whole process of dishing out food for the family a little more interesting and enjoyable.

Now, where was I?

Oh yes, menus and pancakes.

 

Well as for the star of my menu, the pancakes with jaggery syrup?

Well, they are still a family favorite for Sunday breakfast. I make extras because sometimes these delicious crepes become lunch for the kids.

 

If you love to indulge on a Sunday breakfast made up of a sweeter dish then these pancakes with jaggery syrup are the way to go.

 

Sri Lankan pancakes with jaggery syrup- Sunday breakfast is all about  pleasing the family with pancakes. let me show you how to serve pancakes Sri-Lankan style.

 

What is Jaggery syrup?

Jagger is basically a sweetener.

Just like maple syrup, Jaggery is a product of tree sap, in this case, the palm tree which is then turned into hard solids that come in different shapes. 

I am using the common variety of jaggery found in Sri Lanka which is darker in color but you can also find a lighter colored version of the jaggery in Thailand.

Taste wise they do taste different.

 

Can I substitute brown sugar

for Jaggery syrup?

I’m sorry but brown sugar is not a substitute for jaggery syrup. 

 I wouldn’t recommend brown sugar, it will definitely throw the taste off.

 

Where can I buy Jaggery syrup?

If you are not living in Sri Lanka then your best bet would be finding a local Indian or Asian shop, I’m sure they will have it in solid form or in bottles.

 

Sri Lankan pancakes with jaggery syrup- Sunday breakfast is all about  pleasing the family with pancakes. let me show you how to serve pancakes Sri-Lankan style.

 

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Sri Lankan pancakes with jaggery syrup- Sunday breakfast is all about  pleasing the family with pancakes. let me show you how to serve pancakes Sri-Lankan style.

 

This is how I love to eat my

Jaggery syrup pancakes.

Stack a few pancakes on my plate, pour the jaggery syrup over the pancake, not drops, not tablespoons but a continuous pour, slice a few bananas, add them to the mix and savor the taste of a sweet breakfast.

 

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Sri Lankan pancakes with jaggery syrup- Sunday breakfast is all about  pleasing the family with pancakes. let me show you how to serve pancakes Sri-Lankan style.

 

Kitchen utensils and appliances to make this Sri Lankan pancakes with Jaggery syrup.

You will need a blender, a large bowl for the batter, a ladle to pour the batter, a non-stick frying pan or skillet, a spatula, a pan to make the Jaggery syrup.

 

Recipe- Sri Lankan pancakes with

Jaggery syrup(family favorites).

 

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

1 cup all-purpose flour

4 eggs(room temperature)

1 and 1/2 cup fresh milk(room temperature)

3 tablespoons of melted butter( microwave the butter in a glass bowl for 5-10 seconds)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Salt to season

For the Jaggery syrup

1/4 cup water(helps jaggery dissolve without sticking to the pan)

1 and 1/2 cup of jaggery

2 tablespoons of Sugar(optional if you find the syrup is not sweet enough for you)

2 tablespoons of butter

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

Pinch of salt

 

Method

Since I showed you to do a large batch of crepes in an earlier post, Let’s do a smaller batch and mix the batter in a blender for a quick fix. 

 

Gather all ingredients and make sure the eggs and milk are room temperature before proceeding with the instructions.

 

Have a bowl ready to pour the batter once you’ve blended the batter for the crepes.

 

How to make French crepes in a blender.

Add flour, milk, egg, butter, vanilla, salt to season into the blender.

 

Blend until all ingredients are combined(2-3 minutes), there shouldn’t be any flour lumps, the batter should be smooth.

Check if there is adequate Salt, once completely combined, pour the batter into the bowl. let the batter rest for a few minutes(10-12 minutes should do).

 

Making the blender crepes.

Place a non-stick frying pan or skillet over low-medium fire, brush the pan with butter or oil.

Mix and pour 1/3 cup or 1/2 cup of the batter(depending on the size of the pan you are using).

 

Move the pan in a circular motion so that the batter spreads thin and evenly over the surface of the pan.

 

Cook the crepes over low heat until the edges come off the pan, flip and cook the other side of the crepes until golden.

 

Repeat the process until the batter is over.

 

How to make the Jaggery syrup.

Place a medium-sized pan over medium heat and pour in the water.

 

Add the Jaggery, stir until it dissolves.

 

Reduce heat to low. add in the Sugar, vanilla, a pinch of salt and butter, stir and cook for 5 minutes or until the syrup reaches a slighter thicker consistency(not watery or thick but in between).

 

Taste and pour over the warm pancakes for best results. 

 

Yield: 9

Sri Lankan pancakes with jaggery syrup(family favorites).

Sri Lankan pancakes with jaggery syrup- Sunday breakfast is all about  pleasing the family with pancakes. let me show you how to serve pancakes Sri-Lankan style.

SRI LANKAN PANCAKES WITH JAGGERY
SYRUP- SUNDAY BREAKFAST IS ALL
ABOUT PLEASING THE FAMILY WITH
PANCAKES. LET ME SHOW YOU HOW
TO SERVE THEM SRI-LANKAN STYLE.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 12 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs(room temperature)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup fresh milk(room temperature)
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter( microwave the butter in a glass bowl for 5-10 seconds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Salt to season
  • For the Jaggery syrup
  • 1/4 cup water(helps jaggery dissolve without sticking to the pan)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of jaggery
  • 2 tablespoons of Sugar(optional if you find the syrup is not sweet enough for you)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Since I showed you to do a large batch of crepes in an earlier post, Let’s do a smaller batch and mix the batter in a blender for a quick fix. 
  2. Gather all ingredients and make sure the eggs and milk are room temperature before proceeding with the instructions.
  3. Have a bowl ready to pour the batter once you’ve blended the batter for the crepes.

How to make French crepes in a blender.

  1. Add flour, milk, egg, butter, vanilla, salt to season into the blender.
  2. Blend until all ingredients are combined(2-3 minutes), there shouldn’t be any flour lumps, the batter should be smooth.
  3. Check if there is adequate Salt, once completely combined, pour the batter into the bowl. let the batter rest for a few minutes(10-12 minutes should do).

Making the blender crepes.

  1. Place a non-stick frying pan or skillet over low-medium fire, brush the pan with butter or oil.

Making the food processor crepes.

  1. Place a non-stick frying pan or skillet over low-medium fire, brush the pan with butter or oil.
  2. Mix and pour 1/3 cup or 1/2 cup of the batter(depending on the size of the pan you are using)into the pan.
  3. Move the pan in a circular motion so that the batter spreads thin and evenly over the surface of the pan.
  4. Cook the crepes over low heat until the edges come off the pan, flip and cook the other side of the crepes until golden.
  5. Repeat the process until the batter is over.

How to make the Jaggery syrup.

  1. Place a medium-sized pan over medium heat and pour in the water.
  2. Add the Jaggery, stir until it dissolves.
  3. Reduce heat to low. add in the Sugar, vanilla, a pinch of salt and butter, stir and cook for 5 minutes or until the syrup reaches a slighter thicker consistency(not watery or thick but in between).
  4. Taste and pour over the warm pancakes for best results. 
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