Crêpes are all the rage in Asia at the moment and there’s so many to choose from, but living on a low FODMAP diet proves finding a gluten and lactose free variation a challenge to say the least. Instead I want to share my home made crêpe cake so we can all enjoy the fun! It’s a refreshing dessert that you don’t have to feel guilty about. It’s Zesty and tangy from the rich lemon curd.
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
By Nikki Nies, MS, Nutritionist
Zesty Lemon Crêpe Cake (gluten-free, low-fodmap)
1 cup gluten free flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup milk (lactose -free)
1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon icing sugar
For the lemon curd:
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup of water
1 cup glutenous rice flour
1 unwaxed lemon
- In a mixing bowl sift the gluten free flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together until well combined.
- In a separate mixing bowl, separate the egg whites from the yolk (keep the yolks to one side for now). Whisk the egg whites until they are firm and foamy.
- Add the dry mix to the egg whites and stir together (it will look a little lumpy but thats ok).
- Now, pour the egg yolks, milk and a little of the 1/2 cup of water (we need to trickle). Whisk the ingredients together adding a little water at a time; remember we don’t want the thickness of American pancakes, instead we are aiming for a runny consistency similar to English pancakes / crêpes.
- Once you have got the desired consistency and all ingredients are mixed well together, pop in the fridge for 10 minuets to let the ingredients form together.
- Now heat a large non-stick pan on a low to medium heat with a little cooking oil (just enough to stop from sticking).
- Pour 1/4 cup of crêpe mix and make circular motions with the pan to form a round flat pancake. Cook for about 1min on each side and tansfer to a plate to cool; You will need to use some parchment paper to stop the moistre from making the crêpes soggy, alternatively don’t stack them but lay them out on a baking tray. Repeat this step until all the crêpe mix is gone.
- While the crêpes are cooling, it’s time to make the lemon curd. In a bowl place the rice flour and grate the zest of one lemon then mix together evenly.
- In a small saucepan pour the 1/2 cup of water, sugar and squeeze the juice from one lemon cook until sugar has dissolved (be careful not to make caramel).
- Turn the heat off once cooked and mix in the rice flour mix (taste for desired sweetness).
- Pop back on the heat and cook for one minute.
- Now take one crêpe and pour a little lemon curd in the centre and even out the curd with a spatular, then stack the next crêpe on top. Repeat this step until all crêpes are used then let it cool.
- Once cooled, place the blue berries on top and take a little icing sugar and sift over the cake. Now Serve!
Per Serving: Calories: 136; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 98mg; Sodium: 576mg; Potassium: 163mg; Carbohydrate: 22g; Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 19g; Protein: 6g
Nutrition Bonus: Vit A: 15%; Calcium: 15%
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