Creme egg pancakes

You guys, this week has not even been funny. Actually make that this past fortnight. Three weeks? I don’t know, but I haven’t been showing up here much because when I get stressed, I just can’t handle the internet. Anyone else or is that just me? So anyway, hello, I’m alive, and currently eating my feelings. This last Monday I invited Kelly over to help me do so, and also to introduce her to the wonder of creme egg pancakes. I mentioned these a while ago and was met with a bit of interest, so I thought with Shrove Tuesday coming up this would be a good time to share the ‘recipe’ with you here. Did I mention they’re gluten free?

Creme egg pancakes – the batter

First up, make a basic pancake batter. I’m sure everyone’s got their own recipe, but this is the one I use and it never fails. Well, except for the first pancake, but that one’s always an offering to the pancake gods, right? Aside from the bodged one, this should make about 8-10 pancakes.

  • 120g gluten free plain flour (If you’ve got a friend with a spare 16kg of gluten free flour, feel free to get her to bring it to your house, looking very much like an overstocked, upmarket drug dealer wandering the streets of Bedford)
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • Pinch of salt
  • 500ml milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 30g melted butter

The method

Mix your eggs and milk first, then add your dry ingredients, and the melted butter last. Mix well until no lumps remain.

Once your batter is ready, pour it into your frying pan. I like to cook my pancakes on a low heat, I just find it works better for me.

While the underside is cooking, unwrap your creme egg and cut it longitudinally.

Have you ever heard of creme egg pancakes? Well, they're amazing, and this is how you make them.

That part is important. Just look at all that creme egg goodness.

Have you ever heard of creme egg pancakes? Well, they're amazing, and this is how you make them.

Anyway. Once the underside is cooked, flip, and place your two egg halves creme side down onto one half of the pancake. This makes it easier to fold in half (or quarters, if you want to get fancy).

Have you ever heard of creme egg pancakes? Well, they're amazing, and this is how you make them.

Let it cook for a minute, then fold over one side on top of the eggs.

Have you ever heard of creme egg pancakes? Well, they're amazing, and this is how you make them.

Cook on both sides for a few minutes until the creme egg has melted*.

Have you ever heard of creme egg pancakes? Well, they're amazing, and this is how you make them.

And there you have it, creme egg pancakes. You know, there’s really no way to take a photo of these to make them look good. There just isn’t. So you’ll have to take my word for how good they taste – or you can look at my manic face and make up your own mind.

The face of a crazed lady enjoying her creme egg pancakes

I have to say, ever since they changed the chocolate on the outside of the creme eggs for a cheaper kind (booo, hiss, Kraft) they just don’t melt the way they used to. My finished pancake looked decidedly non-chic thanks to the weird non-melty chocolate. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, anyway.

Have you ever heard of creme egg pancakes? Well, they're amazing, and this is how you make them.

Health warning – these may taste mighty good, but don’t try and eat more than one. Trust me, your body cannot handle that much sugar in one go. And this is coming from a hardcore sugar addict.

So with pancake day coming up, are you interested in trying out a creme egg pancake? Every year I hold a pancake party where I invite new friends and introduce them all to this culinary delight. Sadly, this year I’m probably going to be away over actual pancake day so I won’t be able to have a party. So I’m doing it over the internet instead, and you’re all invited 🙂

-Rachel

Have you ever heard of creme egg pancakes? Well, they're amazing, and this is how you make them.

 

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18 Comments

  1. 16th February 2017 / 17:24

    My husband would LOVE this! He’s batty for creme eggs!

  2. 16th February 2017 / 21:28

    Glad you are alive, and oh my goodness those pancakes look amazing!

  3. Jen
    16th February 2017 / 22:44

    Oh my goodness!!! These look amazing!

  4. 17th February 2017 / 02:08

    Umm, I NEED to try these with OREO creme eggs… you know… to experiment…. and stuff…. 😉

    And they’re GF so you totally should do if you can find them 😉

  5. 17th February 2017 / 14:16

    holy shit. that’s all i can say about those haha. i mean i’m not a huge sweets person (compared to my savory cravings) but i really need this in my life i’ve decided haha. thanks for sharing girly!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. 17th February 2017 / 15:14

    I have a love affair with cream eggs… so you have just blown my mind with this idea

  7. 17th February 2017 / 21:23

    This sounds like the perfect way to get my more than normal sugar intake for the day! I never would have thought to put Creme Eggs in there at all! I know that things are going to stay stressful until you move, but hopefully they start calming down a little bit!

  8. 17th February 2017 / 21:51

    Oh my goodness, those pancakes look dangerous. Hopefully your stress has gone now…

  9. 17th February 2017 / 22:53

    The internet totally sucks sometimes. Except for when people post delicious recipes involving carbs and chocolate. Then the world is an amazing place. Here’s hoping the next few weeks are better for you.

  10. 18th February 2017 / 20:43

    This is just genius! I am totally going to try this and I’m not going to wait for Pancake Day either! I can’t think of anything better than creme eggs, than creme eggs with pancakes 🙂

  11. 19th February 2017 / 05:59

    I was just thinking the other day you must be bus with the move as you hadn’t posted for a while. Hope things don’t get too stressful. A creme egg pancake sounds like a wonderful pick-me-up! 🙂

    I’d like to give this a go but it will be tricky having a creme egg uneaten in the house waiting for me to make pancakes haha!

    Hope you are having a great weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  12. 19th February 2017 / 16:54

    Omg! This looks amazing! I love Creme Eggs! And I’m the same way, when I’m stressed I have to avoid the internet because it makes things worse!

  13. 7th March 2017 / 15:15

    Oh my goodness – My Fiance is a huuuuge creme egg fan so I’ll definitely be making these at some point….even if I am a little bit too late for pancake day. Although I’m sure he wont object to pancakes any day!

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