Pancakes with Dulce de Leche
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 cup dulce de leche (caramelized condensed milk)*
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Sugar, for garnish
- Whipped cream, for garnish
- Mint sprigs, for garnish
In a bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, milk, eggs, and water. Stir to combine and refrigerate for 3 to 6 hours.
Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
Heat a 8-inch non-stick pan. Pour about 3 to 4 ounces of batter into the pan and swirl the pan to coat the pan evenly. When the edges begin to brown, peel the pancakes from the pan and flip over. After 30 seconds, remove the pancake from the pan. When all the pancakes are done, fill them with 1 to 2 tablespoons of dulce de leche and roll them up. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Warm in oven for 1 or 2 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with sugar, and caramelize with a propane gas torch. Serve with whipped cream and garnish with mint sprigs.
*Available at many specialty markets
Propane Gas Torch Warning: Propane gas torches are highly flammable and should be kept away from heat or flame, and should not be exposed to prolonged sunlight. Propane gas torches should only be used in well-ventilated areas. When lighting a propane gas torch, place the torch on a flat, steady surface, facing away from you. Light the match or lighter and then open the gas valve. Light the gas jet, and blow out the match. Always turn off the burner valve to "finger tight" when finished using the torch. Children should never use a propane gas torch without adult supervision.
Recipe courtesy of Jorge Rodriguez