Halloween is here! Halloween has never been a holiday that I celebrated growing up, and Greece (and the Greek people) have their own version of fancy dress day – the Carnival, which happens usually a few weeks before (Greek) Orthodox Easter.
I made a Witch’s Hat for Katiki and I decided to dress up as her Black Cat. What do you think?
I bought Pandan Flavouring from Salamat, and decided that something that colours food into a bright neon green colour would be suitable for Halloween. Pandan has a very fragrant flavour and I think a simple palm sugar pandan syrup goes well with it too! The colour wasn’t as bright as I had thought it would be, but if you want to have it brighter, you can add more food colouring to it!
- 2 eggs
- 150g plain flour
- 1 tbsp of wholewheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
- 250ml of coconut milk
- 60g of butter, melted
- 4 tbsp of brown sugar
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 3 – 4 tsps of pandan essence
- 1 tsp of green food colouring (optional: if you want it a brighter green)
- In a big bowl, whisk the 2 eggs with the coconut milk.
- Add into the mixture the melted butter, the pandan essence and the green food colouring (if using), and mix.
- Add in the sugar and the salt, and whisk again thoroughly.
- In a separate bowl, seive the flour, and the wholewheat flour (or all-purpose or corn flour) with the baking powder, and mix throughly.
- Add the dry ingredients into the big bowl of wet ingredients, and fold gently until the batter is mixed nicely.
- Heat up a frying pan on medium, and oil it slightly with a paper towel (or use a non-stick pan), and once hot, scoop a spoonful of batter and cook until you see tiny bubbles at the top, and flip it over and cook for another minute or so.
- Continue until you have used up all of the batter.
- Serve with pandan syrup (or maple syrup or chocolate, if that is what you fancy!)
- 125g of palm sugar (alternatively use brown sugar)
- 250ml of coconut water (or plain H2o)
- 5-6 pandan leaves
Cook all ingredients in a pot, until it has thickened to a consistency of your choice. Serve!