Durian crepe or durian pancake recipe is simpler than you think. Besides durian, other fruits such as strawberry and mango can be combined with whipping cream as a dessert. This Asian dessert is extremely popular in Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore.
Look out for durian crêpe or sometimes known as durian pancake if you are a durian lover. Whipping cream and a dollop of fresh durian is wrapped in a thin and moist crepe making it look like a ‘pillow’. This fruit crêpe recipe promises fluffy, thin crepe that does not break easily in order to wrap the filling.
Size of pan
To prepare these Asian crêpes, I used a 25 cm pan (the only non-stick pan I own) which is not an ideal size because it is too big, thus creating many folds. It makes the wrap slightly thicker than it normally is. I would recommend a pan size of 20 cm for the best outcome. Also, do remember to oil the pan before use so that the crêpe could be easily removed.
When I made the crêpes, some of them did not turn out to be perfectly rounded due to the big pan I was using. If that happens, fret not because the crepe just needs to be big enough to wrap the intended filling.
Strawberry pancake and mango pancake
Besides using mangoes, strawberries and durian, be creative to use any of your favourite fruit instead. If you only plan to go with only one flavour, replace the strawberry and pandan extract with plain water. You can learn how to get pandan extract from the kaya recipe while strawberry extract is just plain strawberry juice.
Do give this recipe a try and be prepared for the delightfulness when you sink your teeth into these naturally coloured desserts as you savour the sweetness of the fruits and the lightness of the whipping cream.