Rhubarb pancakes with custard
Cooking time:plus resting
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
Our rhubarb pancakes are inspired by a favourite retro boiled sweet, rhubarb and custards. Rhubarb pancakes are a brilliant way to celebrate the quintessentially British ingredient that has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in recent years. It can be used in so much more than a crumble or preserve. We’ve served the rhubarb pancakes with a classic can of sweet, smooth custard. If you prefer, and have the time, why not make your own custard? Rhubarb can have a sharp, bitter flavour but with just a touch of sugar it becomes the perfect balance of sweet and sharp. If you love rhubarb and pancakes you just have to try them together. We are sure they’ll become a quick favourite!
- 60g butter
- 200g plain flour
- 3tsp baking powder
- 275-300ml milk
- 2 eggs
- 400g rhubarb, cut into 4cm lengths
- 60g caster sugar
- 400g can custard, heated up, to serve
- Melt 15g of the butter. Tip the flour and baking powder into a bowl and mix well. Make a well in the centre, then pour in the cooled, melted butter and milk, and crack in the eggs. Beat with a hand whisk, gradually incorporating all the flour. Leave to rest for 1 hour.
- Put the rhubarb in a shallow, wide pan with 1tbsp water and the sugar. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook gently for 8 mins, or until just tender. Remove the rhubarb and bubble down the syrup, until reduced by half. Add the rhubarb back to the pan.
- Melt a little butter in a frying pan, or a griddle pan, spoon on blobs (about 2tbsp) of the mixture, adding butter as you need it. Cook for around 2 mins on each side, turning when bubbles appear.
- Stack the pancakes, top with some rhubarb pieces, drizzle over the syrup and pour over the custard. Serve the rest of the toppings on the side.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 366(kcal)
- Fat 14.0g
- Saturates 8.0g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.