Alle Belle (Goan Coconut Pancakes)
- 100g flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- pinch salt
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- 1 egg
- 150ml coconut milk
- couple of drops vanilla extract
- a little lemon zest
- butter for frying
- fresh coconut, grated
- 1 tbsp sultanas
- 75g palm sugar or jaggery (available from Indian grocery shops)
- quarter tsp ground cardamom
- quarter tsp grated nutmeg
In a bowl, sift flour, sugar and salt. Add melted butter, egg and coconut milk. Beat lightly into a smooth batter, ensuring that no lumps form. Add vanilla and lemon zest.
Mix filling ingredients together. Melt a little butter in a frying pan and pour in enough batter to lightly coat the pan. Tilt to spread. Cook for a minute and flip and cook the other side.
To assemble the pancakes, put filling on each pancake and roll up or fold into 4 (ie, a triangle).
To serve, place 2 pancakes on each plate and lightly brush with melted butter and warm through under the grill. Both pancakes and filling can be made beforehand and then warmed through before eating.