For the pancakes
- 100g plain flour
- 2 large eggs
- 300ml milk
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- 1 tbsp butter, melted, plus more for the pan
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For the filling
- 1 lemon, zested
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- 250g mascarpone
- 250ml double cream
- 50g sugar
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For the drizzle
Put the flour, eggs, milk, 1 tbsp melted butter and a pinch of salt in a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter.
Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away.
Set a frying pan or crêpe pan that has a base measurement of 15-16cm over a medium heat and, using kitchen paper, carefully wipe it with a little melted butter. When hot, cook each pancake for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go. You should end up with 12.
For the filling, whisk together all the ingredients until semi whipped and still spreadable, the more you whisk it the harder it will be to spread on the pancakes. You can adjust the consistency by whisking more as you go along or loosening the mix by adding a little double cream.
Layer the pancakes with 2-3 tbsp of the filling, spreading it evenly to the edges, alternating between filling and pancake, finishing with a layer of filling. Put in the fridge to set for 1 hr, or leave overnight.
Meanwhile, make the drizzle to go on top. Boil together the sugar, lemon juice and 100ml water until the sugar has dissolved and you have a syrup, then set aside to cool.
For a neater finish, trim the edges of the chilled crêpe cake with a sharp knife so you can see the layers, if you like. Drizzle over the lemon syrup and cut into slices to serve.