Recipe

Lemon curd crepe cake

This lemon curd crepe cake is a deliciously sophisticated version of pancakes with lemon and sugar. Be sure to cook the curd gently over simmering water, and don't let the bowl touch the base of the pan.

  • 1 hr 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 10
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Ingredients

Lemon curd crepe cake
  • 3/4 cup (110g) plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/3 cup (330ml) milk
  • 2 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup (330g) caster sugar
  • 6 eggs, beaten lightly, extra
  • 125 gram butter, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon gelatine
  • 2 tablespoon water

Method

Lemon curd crepe cake
  • 1
    Line base and side of deep 20cm-round cake pan with plastic wrap.
  • 2
    Place flour in medium bowl; make well in centre. Gradually whisk in combined eggs, oil and milk; strain batter into large jug. Cover; stand crepe batter 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Heat greased crepe pan or small heavy-based non-stick frying pan over high heat; pour about 2 tablespoons of batter into pan, tilting pan so batter coats base evenly. Cook, over low heat, loosening edge with spatula until crepe is browned lightly. Turn crepe; brown other side. Remove from pan; repeat with remaining batter to make 12 crepes.
  • 4
    Combine rind, juice, sugar, strained extra egg and butter in large heatproof bowl. Place bowl over large saucepan of simmering water; cook, stirring, about 15 minutes or until lemon curd coats the back of a spoon.
  • 5
    Sprinkle gelatine over the water in small heatproof jug. Stand jug in small saucepan of simmering water; stir until gelatine dissolves. Stir gelatine mixture into warm lemon curd.
  • 6
    Place one crepe in prepared pan; spread with 1/4 cup lemon curd. Continue layering with remaining crepes and curd, finishing with crepe layer. Cover; refrigerate overnight or until firm. Cut into wedges. Top with crystallised rind if desired.

Notes

This cake is best assembled a day before serving. You need approximately three large lemons for this recipe. Simmering water should not touch the base of the heatproof bowl while making the lemon curd. Stir, until curd coats the spoon. Tilt pan as soon as batter is added Spread crepes with curd using a metal spatula

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