aka Ole & Lena's Tropical Holiday.
It's time once again for the Royal Foodie Joust hosted by the Left Over Queen. This month's ingredients are Mango, Brown Sugar & Cardamom. We knew we wanted to do a dessert & threw a couple ideas around for crisps & ice cream. Then the other night we went to dinner at Edina Grill & I noticed they had a special of Swedish Pancakes scented with cardamom. I thought why not make a Swedish pancake filled with mango instead of the traditional lingonberry jam & the decision was made.
This was a fabulous dessert. The gingery scent & taste of the cardamom compliments the spicy taste of the mango perfectly. We made a sweetened whipped cream for the top but you could use softened vanilla ice cream or even just serve it plain.
1 ripe but not mushy mango, cut into cubes
2 T brown sugar
2 T water
juice of 1 small lemon
1/2 t cardamom
Puree all the ingredients in a blender or food processor to make a chunky sauce.
This can be made ahead of time. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Warm to room temperature or slightly warmer before serving. (Though you could also serve it cold we thought it would be best warm on the warm pancake.)
Adapted from Bon Appetit Oct. 96
2 large eggs
1 c milk
2/3 c flour
3/4 t ground cardamom
1/4 t salt
1/3 c cream
3 t unsalted butter
Blend eggs & milk in a food processor until smooth. Add flour, cardamom & salt. Blend again. With machine running add in cream & butter. Blend until smooth. The batter will be very thin as it makes a thin pancake. At this point you can store the batter in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 8 hours.
Preheat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat. Melt a little butter on the skillet. Pour 2 T of batter on griddle to make each 5-inch pancake. Cook until brown, about 1 minute on first side. Flip over & cook until brown, about 30 sec, on second side. Keep warm in a 200 F oven until all the pancakes are cooked.
Makes 12 5-inch pancakes.
To serve, top each pancake with mango coulis & roll up.
Serve with sweetened whipped cream.
We're having leftovers tomorrow!