I'm not much of a breakfast person and my staple is usually a cup of oats or a slice of bread. As for Carlos it is usually a cup of coffee and an English muffin. I don’t know what got into me last week as I was craving for some good old pancakes. Instead of eating it with pancake syrup I made some gula Melaka/palm sugar syrup to go with it. It turns out really great. The pancakes were light and fluffy and it compliments so well with the rich flavor of the palm sugar syrup. If you are in the mood for some pancakes do try this recipe out.
Ingredients for the pancake:
220 gram flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp melted butter
2 banana – sliced
Ingredients for the Palm Sugar Syrup:
200 gram palm sugar – cut into small pieces
3/4 cup water
4 tbsp coconut milk
A pinch of salt
1. Mix all the pancakes ingredients together and set it aside to rest for 20 minutes.
2. In the meantime prepare the syrup. In a small saucepan bring the water and palm sugar to boil. Turn down the heat and simmer until sugar dissolve and slightly thickens.
3. Add in the coconut milk and salt. Bring it up to boil and turn off the heat. Strain and set it aside to cool.
4. Set a non-stick pan over medium heat. Brush a bit of butter over the pan. Pour about ¼ cup of batter into the pan. Arrange a few slices of banana on top.
5. When bubbles appear on top of the batter, flip the pancake over to the other side. Cook until golden brown.
6. Serve pancake warm with some palm sugar syrup.