Durian Stuffed Pancakes (GF) + Giveaway
Durian — you either love it or hate it. Funnily enough despite living in Asia for more than 10 years, I only started eating it last year. I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed, but I did crawl under fire alarm shutters as they were coming down once because they were in the way of me getting my durian ice cream, so I guess you could say I’m a fan…
There was a stage in my life when I was a bit of a pancake queen. My cravings changed from my usual savoury preferences and I would have elaborate pancakes every week. While my pancake fever has cooled down slightly, they’re definitely still the perfect brunch dish for special occasions (ie. today, my dad’s birthday). And what’s better than regular pancakes? Stuffed pancakes of course!
Despite being the only non-Malaysian in our family, my dad somehow became the biggest durian fan over the years (until I joined the team). So, for his birthday brunch, I made him durian stuffed pancakes! And no, I didn’t stand there peeling durian flesh for each pancake, I used Mangolicious’ homemade Durian Jam.
Using 100% pure and natural fruits, Mangolicious makes homemade, vegan jams and kayas with NO preservatives, artificial flavouring or colouring. I found out about their products when my friend gave me their mango kaya and we got to try their durian jam too. On top of selling a range of jams made from local fruits, like mangoes and pineapple, part of the sales proceeds are donated to a no-kill animal shelter, Cherish Life Home. Supporting local businesses is so important, especially those who still manage to give back to the community!
So let’s talk about the durian jam. It’s not an overly sweet spread that has an artificial durian flavour, none of that business here. Made with just 3 ingredients — durian, coconut oil and raw cane sugar, this jam is the real deal. It literally tastes like someone put durian flesh it a jar. 90% D24 and 10% Musang King, it’s creamy with all the right flavours and textures and highly addictive! Perfect on (or in) pancakes, cakes, ice cream or even just plain toast.
Contendness Cooking’s ingenious trick of using fried egg moulds give these pancakes a little lift and make them are super fluffy and springy. They’re a bit more effort, but definitely worth it especially with a gooey durian surprise in the centre.
And because I’ve been loving Mangolicious’ jams and kayas, we’ve teamed up to give 6 lucky winners a set of her signature Durian Jam and Mango Kaya to take home. Giveaway details on @vegansofsea. Don’t forget to check Mangolicioius out on Instagram!