Pandan Pancakes with Syrup


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!

Since I am serving the pancake with more pandan syrup, I didn’t add a lot of sugar in the batter, and the coconut milk adds a slightly savoury, creamy flavour 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)


  1. In a big bowl, whisk the 2 eggs with the coconut milk.
  2. Add into the mixture the melted butter, the pandan essence and the green food colouring (if using), and mix.
  3. Add in the sugar and the salt, and whisk again thoroughly.
  4. In a separate bowl, seive the flour, and the wholewheat flour (or all-purpose or corn flour) with the baking powder, and mix throughly.
  5. Add the dry ingredients into the big bowl of wet ingredients, and fold gently until the batter is mixed nicely.pandanpancakes03
  6. 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.
  7. Continue until you have used up all of the batter.
  8. Serve with pandan syrup (or maple syrup or chocolate, if that is what you fancy!)

Pandan Syrup

Pandan and Gula Melaka Poached Quince

  • 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!

Pandan and Gula Melaka Poached Quince



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