Chinese Sweet Lotus Pancakes

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Usually served at the end of Chinese wedding dinners to symbolise a “sweet ending”, these yummy pancakes are a treat!

Let's start cooking!

Add egg to batter

Step 1 - Make batter

  • In a mixing bowl, add flour, custard powder, milk powder, 2 Tbsp brown sugar and â…› Tsp salt. Mix well.
  • Slowly stir in 300 ml water, then crack and stir in 2 eggs. Set aside.


Step 2 - Cook and fill crepes

  • In a non-stick pan on low heat, brush on a thin layer of oil. When hot, pour in 1 ladle of batter and swirl to form a thin crepe. Cook for 1 minute (or until dry), taking care not to overcook the crepe. Remove, set aside and repeat for remaining batter.
  • Lay out one crepe on a flat surface, then spoon 80 g lotus paste in the center in a rough rectangular shape. Fold in the sides, then fold the bottom up, and layer the top over, like an envelope.
Chinese pancakes on pan

Step 3 - Fry pancakes

  • In a separate pan on medium-high heat, heat 4 Tbsp vegetable oil. When hot, shallow-fry crepes 2 at a time, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
Goes great with Chinese tea for an afternoon snack.
There’s a red bean variant that’s more commonly found-this recipe is great for leftover lotus paste from mooncakes

Plate and serve!

Sweet lotus pancakes on plate

Serve hot!

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