A childhood favourite inspired dish from Fidelma Boyce during MasterChef Ireland

Ingredients

  • 125 g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 ml milk
  • 2 tsp melted butter
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 25 g butter
  • 55 g caster sugar
  • juice & zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 leaves of gelatine
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 3 tblsp lemon essence
  • 3 lemons peel chopped
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1 lime zest
  • lemon/lime juice to taste
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 30 g icing sugar
  • 1 orange zest & juice

Method

 

  1. Soak Gelatine leaves in water (for 5 mins)
  2. Mix thyme, lemon essence, peel, zest & juice, sugar & some water in saucepan. Heat until sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the gelatine leaves to the same pan & mix well
  4. Melt butter and sugar in a saucepan
  5. Whisk eggs together until light and frothy
  6. Add lemon juice and zest to saucepan
  7. Mix in eggs over a very low heat
  8. Stir over a heat until set (test by the back of the spoon)
  9. Sieve Flour and icing sugar
  10. Whisk milk and egg together
  11. Whisk milk and egg mixture into the flour
  12. Stir in the melted Butter
  13. Allow to cool in the fridge
  14. Mix butter and icing sugar until creamy
  15. Add orange zest and juice and mix well
  16. Heat orange butter in frying pan. Cook pancakes in batches and allow to cool.
  17. Assemble dish as follows: Cut discs out in the pancakes. Layer pancakes and vary with Lemon Curd, Orange Butter, Jelly and some strawberries
  18. Circle the plate with some lemon curd.