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Custard Pancakes with Tangerine Syrup

Boy, doesn’t it feel good to slow down! After dishing out 8 new recipes each month this year religiously and almost always being present on social media, I feel it is only fair to slow down and give myself a break. I will be more silent on social media this month (only this month), but that does not mean I have been wiped off the face of the earth. I am simply rejuvenating and getting the creative juices flowing once more. I mean isn’t December the month of relaxation after all?!

I made these pancakes early last month. I have no idea what inspired this but the first try was  the mother of all flops. I adjusted my proportions and tried again and the second time with plenty of success. I threw in some tangerine syrup just because! This is absolutely tasty and you must try this out too.

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COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES                   MAKES: 6


1 cup or flour

3/4 cup of milk

1/2 a teaspoon of baking powder

1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of custard powder

4 tablespoons of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of margarine/butter

1 egg

1 teaspoon of tangerine zest

2 tablespoons of powdered sugar

2 tangerines


In a small bowl, mix the custard powder with some milk until it dissolves. Set aside.

In a bowl, whisk the sugar and the egg until it becomes pale yellow and frothy.

whisking the egg together with the sugar makes the overall mixture very

Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add them in the bowl with the egg-sugar mixture. Pour in the milk and whisk.After the ingredients have just mixed, pour in the custard mixture and mix it in.

mix the custard with some milk before adidng it to the pancake batter so as to avoid any

After it is done, heat your pan and pour bits onto it. Allow each side to stay on the heated surface until they turn golden brown. After they are done, plate them.

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For your tangerine syrup:

Squeeze your tangerines and put the freshly squeezed juice in a shallow pan together with your powdered sugar and the tangerine zest on medium-low heat.

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Let this simmer for about 10-15 minutes. It will thicken and when it has the same consistency as honey, it is done. Be careful not to burn this.

Drizzle it on top of your custard pancakes, garnish with some fresh tangerine buds and serve.

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There are pancakes, and then there are custard pancakes with tangerine syrup!Yum! Why not start your day with the right dish always 😉

Some of my pancakes got a bit burnt…. that is what happens when you are fixated on silly facebook videos instead of concentrating on your cooking lol! Aim for the perfectly golden ones like the top pancake.

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Make your december worthwhile and treat yourself to something absolutely delicious.

Happy Tuesday!


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  1. Kate

    Being a custard junkie I’m excited about these! Making them this weekend.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Custard is life! Custard>Boys for real! LOL! You will enjoy this as much as I did 🙂

  2. Debbie

    I like how you never pretend to always get it right.. that you sometimes fail in the kitchen too. that gives me hope that I can be as good as you ❤

    • kaluhiskitchen

      I dont always get it right! You are absolutely true. But that is never reason enough not to return to the kitchen and kick ass! I am beyond happy that you have been inspired by that. :)))))))

  3. Jamal collins

    Awesome… Real awesome. Just did mine today. My leave will be awesome. I am going to try every one of them so long as the ingredients are easily/readily available…

    • kaluhiskitchen

      That is good to know! I hope you enjoy every single one of them :))

  4. adashofpepper

    Yum. They look delicious.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      They were! #slurp

  5. Aziza Muriuki

    What i like the most is that you use readily available ingredients and i don’t have to Google to find out what it all means…Thank you so much

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you soooooo much Aziza! That definately means I am doing this right! {{hug}}

  6. Nessa Shera

    Looks quite tasty, I love my breakfast, so will definitely give the pancakes a try..:)

    • kaluhiskitchen

      You will definitely enjoy!

  7. Spirit

    Kaluhi what are you using to cook the pancakes? It appears that you are using very little oil. I love pancakes and I usually make them with brown flour but my issue with them is the amount of oil they soak. Also, could you consider using Disqus for comments? That way, people can find responses faster as well as the recipe they commented on. Unlike news or regular blogs, people tend to return to recipes days/weeks after they were originally posted and if they have a question and want to track your response it would be much easier on Disqus.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      I did use very little oil. I actually just batter my grill and thats it, nothing more. Your pancakes soak up alot of oil because it is likely that you use alot of it. A little oil is usually adequate.

      I did use disqus for a few months in 2014. Yes, it is easier to track responses. But everything has a con. For me, the major disadvantage is that disqus is not responsive on mobile phone. That locks out a huge number of my readers from commenting since most of them read using their phones. I will give this a try once again and see how it goes. Than you for your suggestion.

      • Spirit

        Thanks Kaluhi. I love them enough to keep trying. So is your grill non-stick? I have stainless steel cookware. Does that make a difference? Also thanks for explaining the problem with Disqus. I didn’t realise it and wouldn’t want you to lose comments. I’m not good at I.T. but I’m wondering if you can have two “reply” buttons i.e. one for Disqus and one for the current format. Whatever the case, thanks for your posts. I’m still enjoying french toast based on a recipe I found on your blog last year.

        • kaluhiskitchen

          I am not sure if those have the same qualities, some stainless steel are non-stick. I do not know which one you have, so I cannot comment on that.

          It is not possible to have disqua and worpress powered comments run at the same time. But I do hope to reach a resolution to this soon.


  8. Daisy

    Hi Kaluhi, which supermarkets can i find powdered sugar. Are there any alternatives to powdered sugar?

    • kaluhiskitchen

      ALL supermarkets. Any supermarket. Powdered sugar also known as icing sugar also known as granulated sugar. All supermarkets stock it.

  9. Koffie

    How do you get the perfect shape (& thickness) of pancakes? Do you use something to mould your batter? My pancakes end up looking like scrambled eggs. I’m going to try this recipe and the beer & spicy beef stew. I’m so excited about trying something new.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      I think the shape you want for pankakes depends very heavily on the thickness of your batter.Just ladle a bit at a time on the pan and flip only when it has set, not before. Practice makes perfect. I hope you enjoy every single thing you try out :))

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