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The emperor’s pancake

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The emperor’s pancake

Preparation : 15 min Resting : -
Cooking : 10 min Equipment :
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Serves SERVES 3 to 4 :
Emperor's pancake
40 g sugar
1 pinch salt
4 eggs
10 g vanilla-flavoured sugar
100 ml milk
125 g plain flour, sifted
½ tblsp baking powder
40 g beurre
To serve
Icing sugar
Plum compote
½ vanilla bean
100 g sugar
100 ml orange juice
2 tblsp dark rum
500 g D'Agen plums (fresh or frozen), seeds removed
½ cinnamon stick
Plum compote

Halve vanilla bean and remove seeds.  Put sugar in bowl and run EXPERT programme 8 minutes/speed 2A/140°C.

Add orange juice, vanilla seeds, empty bean and remaining ingredients. Run EXPERT programme 15 minutes/speed 1A/100°C.  Remove cinnamon stick and vanilla bean before serving compote.

The Emperor's pancake

Install egg whisk in metal bowl and add egg whites, 20 g sugar and pinch of salt. Remove cap from lid and run BEATEN EGG WHITES programme.  Refrigerate beaten egg whites. 


Put egg yolks, 20 g sugar and vanilla-flavoured sugar in bowl and run EXPERT programme 6 minutes/speed 7 (without heating)


Run EXPERT programme 1 minute/speed 1A (without heating).  While programme is running, gradually add milk through lid opening. 


Then add flour mixed with baking powder.  Run EXPERT programme for 30 seconds/speed 1A (without heating).  


Pour mixture into a mixing bowl and gradually fold in beaten egg whites using a silicone spatula.


Melt butter in a frypan, pour in mixture and cook with lid on over medium heat for 8 minutes until mixture is golden.


Cut pancake into 4 to 5 cm pieces using two spatulas. Turn over and cook for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with plum compote.  

© Photo Sandra Mahut
© 2018 Hachette Livre (Marabout) - German version
Chef’s tip

Port can be used instead of orange juice.


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