February 26, 2007

Catching the end of the mango season

Most mango lovers like me probably are aware of Australia's end year season of the juiciest, sweetest, fleshiest Kensington Pride mangoes~ I was back in Malaysia for the summer holidays and have missed most of the delicious mango months..but luckily enough for me; there were a couple of good end batches left to devour!I arrived back in Sydney last weekend after many long months of missing my beloved kitchen. I was extremely excited to grocery shop! wanted to START COOKING!!! *laughs* I wandered the fresh produce aisles hunting for summer fruit and vegetables. We seriously do not get enough quality imported products back in Malaysia. *sigh* I guess that's the main reason why Malaysian cooks tend to stick to the local cuisine; using local grown fruits and vegetables.
Shifting back our focus to divine Australian mangoes; here's a simple idea I put together for breakfast. I try not crowd the recipe to much; don't want to kill the mango's juicy sweetness and seductive texture.
Mango Crepes
125gms plain flour (sifted)
2 large eggs
1 pinch sea salt
81/2 oz cold milk
2 tbsp melted butter

(optional) 1 tbsp fine castor sugar
1 large mango (dice flesh into large cubes)

Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl. Make well in the center and add in milk, eggs lightly beaten and whisk to make a smooth batter. Leave to rest for 1- 2 hours in the refrigerator. Add more milk if mixture is too thick. Batter should create a thin dripping stream when lifted from the edge of a wooden spoon. Consistency similar to single cream.
Spoon a small amount of batter onto a hot, lightly buttered heavy based flat pan. Swirl pan around to spread batter into a large thin circle. Cook on one side till crisp and golden brown on the base. Remove from pan.
(option) I spread the crepes with some cream cheese before wrapping the mango dices inside. But leave this out if you aren't a fan of heavy breakfast meals. Wrap up mango slices neatly with thin crepes. Serve with extra sprinkles of sugar crystals or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. I suppose golden syrup wouldn't turn out too bad either. *shrug* work with what you have at home :P


Anonymous said...

WOW. can you move to adelaide. my two 'favouritest' things in the world. pancakes/crepes and mangoes. i can eat mangoes all day long. so jealous. ;)

Anonymous said...

Interesting, and I guess we can substitute the mangoes with any particular soft fruit that's in season?

Anonymous said...

wow i wonder who ate that??? ;)

Anonymous said...

HI thr, Ur recipe looks so Yummy.. I'm going to do it tmr as my bf's breakfast> :) Just wondering for the Batter can i put it overnight in the fridge? or make it straight away? Will it have the same result? Thanks