Crepas de Cajeta

Sweeten up your guests with Thomasina Miers' irresistible pancakes using the Mexican caramel, cajeta
By Thomasina Miers
Crepas de Cajeta
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  • Serves: makes 10-12
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy


For the crepas

  • 160 g plain flour
  • pinches salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 300 ml milk
  • 150 ml water
  • 100 g butter, melted

For the cajeta sauce

  • 1 jars cajeta
  • 25 ml Pernod
  • 25 ml cassis
  • 25 ml Cointreau
  • double cream, to serve


1. For the crepas: sift together the flour and salt. Make a well in the middle and whisk in the eggs, followed by a mixture of the milk and water.

2. When you are ready to start cooking the pancakes, whisk in half the butter. Use the rest of the butter to grease a hot, seasoned pancake pan. Ladle in enough batter to just coat the bottom of the pan. Cook until the bottom is golden, then flip and cook for a moment more.

3. Keep the pancakes warm in a low oven while you repeat the process with the remaining batter.

4. For the cajeta sauce: heat the cajeta until melted in a microwave or small pan.

5. When all the pancakes are ready, fill each one with a heaped teaspoon of cajeta and arrange in overlapping triangles in a flameproof serving dish.

6. Heat the Pernod, cassis and Cointreau in a small pan and set alight. Pour over the pancakes and let the alcohol burn for a minute before blowing out. Serve with double cream.

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