Durian season is here again.. and the trend now is making “Durian crepe”. Actually, I think we’ve had it before, in the form of Durian pancake.. not much difference. Only thing the word ‘crepe’ sells better, I think ! So, I’ve posted an article about making crepe before. And this time I’m using the second recipe I gave you. Here it is again.225 gm all purpose flour a pinch of salt 2 teaspoon castor sugar 4 eggs 200 ml water 225 ml milk a few drops of yellow colouring (optional) Combine everything in a bowl. Whisk till all the ingredients is incorporated. Transfer to a blender and blend till it is fine. You can also use a strainer for this. The consistency of the batter should be somewhat similar to a whipping cream. Let the batter rest for at least 30 minutes, in the fridge. This is important to ensure you get a thin and silky texture. Heat a frying pan over medium fire, and lightly grease with butter. Use a small ladle to measure. Pour the batter in the middle of the pan. Tilt the pan in all directions to spread a thin film over the base. Pour any extra amount of batter back into the bowl. Cook until it becomes opaque in colour and you can see small air bubbles under the surface. Flip the crepe, if you wish, using a spatula or your hands. The second side will cook very briefly, and it won’t look as good as the first side. When rolling, just make sure the attractive side is up.
For the Durian crepe filling, the way I made it, is just combining the fresh durian flesh and sweetened whipped cream. The recipe for the whipped cream :
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat the cream on high speed until it begins to thicken. Add the icing sugar and vanilla and contiune beating till you get soft peaks. Store in the refrigerator. Yields 2 cups.
Once you have made the crepe, let it cool (or else the whipped cream inside will melt). Once cooled, just take a few tablespoon of whipped cream and the durian, placed it on the crepe and roll away…. if you are selling these, make the crepes smaller. I bought 3 cute ones for RM5.00. Of course, when making at home, you can be greedy and put loads of filling.
It is not difficult to make these yourself, so try it. Before the Durian season ends .. For those Durian lovers, you have to taste these ! So yummy.. keep extras in the fridge, covered with cling wrap, for second helpings.