Mont Blanc Pancakes With Super Fluffy Pancakes – Recipe

I love Mont Blanc (the dessert, not the mountain. I guess the mountain's OK, too) and I love pancakes. Why not make Mont Blanc pancakes for Christmas?

This recipe also features my super fluffy pancakes, which is my go-to pancake recipe that I usually enjoy with a little butter and maple syrup. So good.

Need visuals? Check out my cook-and-chat video on YouTube:

Ready? Let's go.

(Makes about 8 pancakes.)

Ingredients for Chestnut Cream:

50ml milk
30g unsalted butter
50g light muscovado sugar
200g chestnut purée (unsweetened)
1 tsp vanilla

Ingredients for Pancakes:

120g self-raising flour
2 tbsp caster sugar
Pinch of salt
1 egg
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
130ml milk
1 tsp vanilla

Ingredients for Chantilly Cream

150ml double cream
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla

To Decorate (Optional):

Marrons glacés (candied chestnuts)
Icing sugar for dusting


1. First make the chestnut cream: simply melt the butter into the milk in a small pan, stir in the sugar, and beat it into the chestnut purée and vanilla. Cover and chill in the fridge for half an hour to an hour.

2. To make the pancakes, put all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Crack the egg in the centre, then gradually stir in the melted butter, milk and vanilla until smooth.

3. Heat a nonstick pan over a low to medium heat. If it's proper non-stick you don't have to use oil, but if it has a tendency to stick, brush a little oil onto the pan. Then cook your pancakes: spoon a little into the pan, wait a minute or two until the surface bubbles, flip and cook for another minute before turning out onto a plate. Continue until you've used all the batter up.

4. While the pancakes cool a little, while the double cream, caster sugar and vanilla together to make the Chantilly cream.

5. Stack your pancakes up, and pipe some Chantilly cream on top in a peak. Now pipe your chestnut cream over the top (I used a Mont Blanc piping tip to get the strands, but any piping tip will do).

6. Pop a marron glacé on top of each 'mountain' before serving.

Enjoy, and have fun.


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