Pancakes with basra date syrup & clotted cream

by Philip Juma

Philip Juma’s take on a classic Iraqi breakfast dish

This is inspired by an Iraqi classic, kahi and gaymer, which can be described as pastry with deliciously thick cream made from buffalo milk. My version uses pancakes, the recipe is just as amazing—the pancakes are light and fluffy, because of the baking powder. Everyone who tries them asks for the recipe. You’re welcome!


For the pancakes:
200g plain flour
25g caster sugar
25g milk powder
12g baking powder
5g table salt
240ml full fat milk
2 eggs
60g butter, melted

For the toppings:
Basra date syrup (as much as you like)
2 tbsp clotted cream